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Bin Faqeeh marketing manager Nadia Bouslama believes property development should be about creating experiences which excite the senses [...]


The kingdom’s economy is the most vulnerable in the Gulf to the dramatic drop in oil prices. The country’s budget deficit for 2015 and 2016 could hit BD2 billion for 2015 and BD3 billion this year. Bahrain [...]

BAHRAIN: Official outlaws

Bahrain has followed the lead of its Gulf neighbours by publishing a list of 68 Islamist groups it classifies as ‘terrorist’, reported UAE-daily Gulf News. The already outlawed Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbo [...]

BAHRAIN: Gag order

There have been 61 complaints of “violations by social media users” filed by MPs to date, according to the Bahrain News Agency. The general directorate of anti-corruption and economic and electronic security, ci [...]

$600m bond sale launched following downgrade

LESS THAN a week after its credit rating was downgraded to junk status, Bahrain’s government demonstrated late last month that it still had access to the international credit markets by launching a $600 million bond sale. [...]

New energy prices on the way

BAHRAIN’S CABINET has approved a new pricing system for diesel and kerosene that is set to begin this month, state news agency BNA reported. [...]