April 26, 2004
A huge blast in Baghdad's northern neighbourhood of Waziriyah has blown up two US Humvees and caused a nearby house to collapse on Monday. At least tw
The Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank posted a seven percent increase in net profits for the first quarter of 2004 reaching 145.2 million Emirati dirhams ($39 million) against Dh 135.3 million for the same pe
The Kuwait Investment Company plans to invest $47 million in Al-Areen Desert Spa & Resort project. The first phase of the development - The Oasis Spa Resort – covers 300,000 square meters and offers h
April 25, 2004
Two ministers nominated by Iran's President Mohammad Khatami to take over the posts of minister of labor and social affairs and minister of finance we
The National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) has launched its first Islamic Real Estate Fund, the Asian Islamic Real Estate Fund. The investment objective of the Fund is to seek current income and capital apprec
April 22, 2004
British forces in Iraq could be reinforced to improve security in the country, British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw indicated Thursday.
Netherlands-based SITA has won a seven-year contract valued at $9.8 million to install and maintain improved passenger and baggage-handling systems at Kuwait International Airport. SITA will install a
Jordan Kuwait bank increased its net profit after provisions to $7.73 million during the first quarter of this year, 36.1 percent higher than the net profit posted during the same period of last year.
The Bahrain Telecommunications Company's net profits rose to 19.4 million Bahraini dinars ($51 million) in the first quarter of 2004, against BD 15.5 million during the same period of last year.
April 20, 2004
Iraq's multinational peacekeeping force scrambled to regroup Monday after Spain's announcement that it would withdraw its 1,300 troops, with Honduras
With the Kuwaiti telecom market approaching saturation, both MTC-Vodafone and Wataniya have expanded their operations outside Kuwait, establishing themselves as strong regional operators.
April 19, 2004
Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa on Monday announced the Arab Summit was scheduled to be held at the end of May, noting the situation in Iraq,
Jordan's trade deficit rose by approximately 40 percent in the first two months of 2004, reaching 338 million Jordanian dinars ($477 million), reported Jordan Investment & Finance Bank. According
Freight provider TNT will open a depot in Kuwait, management has announced. Details of the new multi-million-dollar depot, in the Future Zone at Swheikah Port, were announced by TNT's Gulf and Saudi A
The National Bank of Ras Al-Khaimah (Rakbank) has joined hands with United Arab Emirates (UAE) Exchange to facilitate credit card payments at any of the 15 UAE Exchange outlets across the country. UA