Bahrain

February 12, 2001

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Bahrain-based Gulf International Bank (GIB) on Sunday, February 11, announced a 74.7 percent surge in net profits for 2000 to $118.1 million from $67.6 million in 1999.

February 11, 2001

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A Bahraini trade delegation is due to visit Bombay next week for talks on strengthening trade ties.

February 10, 2001

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The main Bahraini opposition group said it dropped its reservations about proposed reforms to restore an elected parliament, which are to be put to a

February 8, 2001

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Japanese made cars top the shopping list in Bahrain, since they constitute more than 50 percent of the total number of annually imported cars.

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Bahrain's exiled opposition called Thursday for a "no" vote in next week's referendum on a national charter to restore parliament and turn the Gulf em

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The frequency with which children are injured in accidents at home is very high in Bahrain, says a study.

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Bahrain's Emir, Sheikh Hamad al-Khalifa, urged Wednesday opposition figures in exile to return home after they were given an amnesty.

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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