Bahrain

February 8, 2001

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Malaysian companies have been invited to take part in Bahrain's $500 million Salman port project, officials said Monday as the emirate's prime minister began a three-day visit.

February 7, 2001

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The Bahrain-based investment group Investcorp announced net profits of $70 million in 2000, down 44 percent from 1999 results.

February 6, 2001

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Bahrain\'s Emir, Sheikh Hamad al-Khalifa announced Monday an amnesty for political prisoners held on security charges and opposition figures in exile.

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Bahrain is to end its state telecommunications monopoly, Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa announced Sunday, but gave no timeframe.  "The government is ending that monopoly," held by Batelco, h

February 5, 2001

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Bahrain\'s telecommunications company, Batelco, is to lose its monopoly as the Gulf country opens its telecom market to outsiders this year.

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The Bahrain-based investment group, Investcorp, posted a net profit of 70 million dollars last year.

February 4, 2001

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Bahrain\'s Middle East Bank (BMB) closed last year $57 million in the red due mainly to losses in equity and fund investments, the bank said in a statement Thursday, February 1.

January 31, 2001

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The Arab Bank, Bahrain, has successfully closed a $61.5 million bond facility for Consolidated Contractor International Company, Bahrain Tribune Wedne

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Bahrain\'s foreign minister, Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak al- Khalifa, will start a five-day official visit to Japan on February 3rd for talks on enhan

January 30, 2001

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Bahrain issued Monday an anti-money laundering law, with tough jail sentences and fines of up to BD1 million.

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Bahrain\'s emir decreed a law Monday, January 29, against money laundering, a major problem in the oil-rich Gulf Arab monarchies, the official news agency GNA said.

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Bahrain\'s emir decreed a law Monday, January 29, against money laundering, a major problem in the oil-rich Gulf Arab monarchies, the official news agency GNA said.

January 29, 2001

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Bahrain\'s Prime Minister, Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa, arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Monday for a three-day official visit to Malaysia for talk

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Tougher penalties are being brought in to enforce copyright laws in Bahrain.

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Arab Banking Corporation (ABC) received good news earlier this week, when the international ratings agency, Moody’s Investors Service, changed its long-term and short-term foreign currency deposit rat