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February 20, 2012

Following the ban on exports, Al-Jouf Cement Company announced it had increased its prices to SR260 per ton from SR200
09:20 GMT
The ministry said it stopped exports in order to put an end to the cement crisis.
The situation in Bahrain is much better than people expected
08:35 GMT
Bahrain's financial system remains resilient, liquid and strong despite the recent unrest.
The Brotherhood and its businesspeople know that Islamic banking accounts for less than 4 percent of the local banking industry
07:36 GMT
The Brotherhood’s economic policy may represent little change from the past two decades, as Egypt’s economic policy maintained massive subsidization while conducting, or at least promising, pro-business reforms.

February 19, 2012

The hotels and tourism sector have lost more than 40 percent in revenues over the last year
19:10 GMT
Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) tourism committee chairman Nabeel Kanoo said more needed to be done to counter negative reports about Bahrain in the West.
Those who keep the shares have to believe that Facebook can attract more and more people at a terrifyingly fast rate and be able to turn that subscriber growth into profit
16:57 GMT
People generally show interest in an initial public offering (IPO) when a household name such as the country's post office or telecommunications company decides to go from state ownership into private ownership and offers incentives to do so.
The problem with the sanctions is that they are not very clear
14:35 GMT
Dubai's officials are asking the government for guidance about trading with Iran as exports to one of Dubai’s biggest markets has now shrunk.
The cement companies must increase their output to the maximum and make available sufficient quantity of the product in the local market
10:10 GMT
The experts called for urgent intervention of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to address the problem.
The survey concluded that millions of jobs will have to be created in order to meet that growth
09:08 GMT
Stereo-typing of nationals means that companies are reluctant to bring them on board.
There is every reason to be upbeat about the oil and gas industry over the coming 12 months and beyond
08:36 GMT
The average world wide salary of a full time professional is up by 6.1% in the last 12 months reaching to US$80,458 annually according to the Salary Guide.

February 16, 2012

If you decide to buy an established house, you need to take precautions, "because you do not want to spend more than what you have planned for
16:55 GMT
Buying an established house saves you a lot of time and pain, Joshua Ondyer, a property dealer says.
Bioplastic demand is on the rise and is expected to grow owing to novel applications in the packaging industry
16:36 GMT
The demand for plastic and plastic materials is rising with recovering economic conditions and resurgence across most end use markets.
The newly created portal is expected to not only speed up the process and make it easier but also increase transparency, efficiency and productivity
16:26 GMT
All tenders pertaining to projects, works and procurement by the government will soon be called for and accepted via the newly created portal www.tenderboard.gov.bh.
Via the Silk Route, cargo can be moved from China to Europe in 14 days compared to nearly four weeks by sea freight
09:48 GMT
The ancient Silk Road that connected China to East Asia and Europe is seeing a resurgence, thanks to expansion of the project cargo and heavy lift transportation business according to Breakbulk Magazine.
Hotels in Dubai and Saudi Arabia outperformed other markets in the Middle East last year
08:54 GMT
Dubai became a market leader with hotels recording the highest occupancy levels of 78 percent in the period January to December 2011, according to the E&Y study.
Banks in the Middle East and Asia that comply with Sharia law have demonstrated a strong appetite for new assets that meet their requirements
08:02 GMT
Sukuk instruments are, increasingly attracting attention as a source of funding and diversification.