Tuesday, Jun 27, 2017
MIDDLE EAST NEWS

Industry veteran establishes first energy think tank in the Middle East




Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, one of the architects behind Qatar’s transformation into the leading exporter of liquefied natural gas, has established... Jun 04, 2017

Energy | Middle East | Qatar



New investment law to give foreign investors more access to local market


Since its establishment in 2005, the Qatar Financial Center (QFC), located in the financial heart of Doha, has been a gateway to onshore business and has facilitated foreign investment through its unique business and financial platform

QFC, an onshore financial and business center, offers its firms 100% foreign ownership, unlimited repatriation of profits, no restrictions on trade... Jun 02, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Qatar


Bahrain Vision 2030

Vision 2030: At the forefront of Bahrain’s transformation


HRH Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy Prime Minister

Kingdom aspires to shift from an economy built on oil wealth to a productive, globally competitive economy, all under the umbrella of an ambitious Vision... May 24, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Bahrain


Qatar Energy Policy

Industry veteran establishes first energy think tank in the Middle East




Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, one of the architects behind Qatar’s transformation into the leading exporter of liquefied natural gas, has established... May 05, 2017

Energy | Middle East | Qatar



Bahrain Reforms

Reforms to shift role of public sector from driver of growth to regulator


HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister

Bahrain undergoes reforms that will allow the private sector to become the main driver of economic growth and employment

May 04, 2017

Government | Middle East | Bahrain


U.S.-Qatar Relations

U.S. at the forefront of Qatar’s intensified investment strategy


Amongst QIA’s U.S. investments is a stake in jeweler Tiffany & Co.

Heightened cooperation in education, security, trade and QIA’s strategy shift, investing $35 billion in the American economy, set a new milestone... Apr 26, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Qatar


Getting ready for FIFA 2022

Infrastructure spending spree ahead of FIFA World Cup in 2022


Cranes over Doha city

Lower oil prices will not curtail the the planned $200 billion spending bonanza on stadiums, ports, airports, a new rail network, hotels and roads ahead... Mar 29, 2017

Infrastructure | Middle East | Qatar



UK-Bahrain Relations

200 More Years of Engagement with the United Kingdom


Queen Elizabeth II at the races in Bahrain in 1979

After celebrating 200 years of official friendship last year, Bahrain and the UK are working towards deeper cooperation, from trade and investment to... Mar 28, 2017

Government | Middle East | Bahrain


Qatar Goes Global

Banking champion sets sights on global expansion


Adel Mustafawi, Group CEO, Masraf Al Rayan

The largest bank in the Middle East and Africa, Qatar National Bank (QNB) has a plan: keep expanding internationally and elevate its status to that... Mar 23, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Qatar


Renewable Energy

World’s leading gas exporter wants to become champion of renewable energy


Qatar is one of the few countries that can handle the full LNG production chain: upstream, downstream and transport, for which the country has the largest LNG tanker fleet in the world

Big investments such as the $10 billion Barzan Gas Project will help Qatar to secure its leading position in LNG production in the face of growing competition.... Feb 27, 2017

Energy | Middle East | Qatar



Qatar's Economic Edge

Most competitive economy in the region




The government continues to improve the business climate, facilitating the private sector in order to build a diversified and sustainable economy

Jan 17, 2017

Finance | Middle East | Qatar


Bilateral Relations

UK and Bahrain look to the future as they celebrate 200 years of history


The UK's Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visited Bahrain in November 2016 to mark two centuries of formal relations between the two kingdoms

When Theresa May became the first ever UK Prime Minister to attend the annual summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council in December 2016, it demonstrated... Dec 14, 2016

Government | Middle East | Bahrain


Tamkeen: the cornerstone of Bahrain’s labour market reform initiative

Dr. Ebrahim Mohammed Janahi
Chief Executive of Tamkeen

Established in August 2006, Tamkeen is one of the cornerstones of Bahrain’s national... Apr 19, 2017


Bahrain Airport Company undergoing a $1.1bn expansion project

Mohamed Yousif Al-Binfalah
Chief Executive Officer Bahrain Airport Company

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Mr. Mohamed Yousif Al-Binfalah, CEO of Bahrain Airport... Apr 19, 2017


Enabling the wave of technological developments

Mr Ulaiyan Al Wetaid
Chief Executive Officer of Viva Bahrain

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Eng. Ulaiyan Al Wetaid speaks about how VIVA Bahrain,... Mar 13, 2017


Bahrain enhancing logistics and housing ahead of VISION 2030.

Dr. Hasan Al Bastaki
Managing Director of Manara Developments

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Dr. Hasan Al Bastaki speaks about how MANARA Developments... Mar 10, 2017


Taking unprecedented steps to protect human rights

Dr. Abdulaziz Hassan Abul
Chairman of the National Institution for Human Rights

The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) is focused on the promotion, development... Mar 10, 2017


Real developments based on real demands

Aaref Hejres
Chairman of BaPDA

The Bahrain Property Development Association (BaPDA) is a non-profit organization established... Feb 16, 2017


Bahrain: where modern meets ancient

H.E Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa
President of Bahrain Authority For Culture and Antiquities

“Distinct from regular tourism, Bahrain’s cultural tourism specifically celebrates... Feb 16, 2017


Islamic Finance as a key pillar on economic growth

Mr. Abdulhakeem Yaqoob Alkhayyat
Managing Director & CEO of Kuwait Finance House (KFH)

In this interview with The Worldfolio, Abdulhakeem Y. Alkhayyat explains how KFH-Bahrain... Feb 13, 2017


"Capital of Tourism in the GCC"

H.E. Shaikh Khalid bin Humood Al Khalifa
CEO of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA)

Gulf’s main crossroads for over 4.000 years, Bahrain was recently appointed as the... Feb 13, 2017


Bahrain leads the Arab ICT Index

Mohammed Ali Al Qaed
Chief Executive of Information & eGovernment Authority

The Kingdom of Bahrain ranked 11th globally in the Telecommunications Infrastructure Index... Feb 13, 2017


‘We are upgrading and raising the bar every year’

Raeed Al-Tamimi
Chief Executive Officer Company for Cooperative Insurance (Tawuniya)

Voted the best insurance company 2016 by Arabian Business Magazine, the Company for Cooperative... Feb 10, 2017


Gulf Air undergoes major expansion plan

Maher Salman Al Musallam
CEO of GULF AIR

Bahrain is located in the heart of the GCC, a country with a rich aviation history and a... Feb 10, 2017


Flexibility key to luxury retail growth

Abdul Mohsen Behbehani & Shahzad Gidwani
Director and General Manager, Trading Division, of Morad Yousuf Behbehani Group

The Worldfolio sits down with the leadership of the Behbehani Group, one of Kuwait’s... Jan 24, 2017


Implementing reforms to promote a pro-business environment

Mr. Zayed R. Alzayani
Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism

The GCC countries have been implementing several policies to support economic diversification,... Jan 18, 2017


Bahrain’s key role as GCC finance centre

Abdulaziz A. Al-Helaissi
Chief Executive Officer of Gulf International Bank

Financial corporations have been at the forefront of diversification in Bahrain and have... Jan 17, 2017


Bahraini banks leading the way in financing country´s diversification

Dr. Khalid Abdulla
Managing Director of Eskan Bank

The government devised a strategy, Vision 2030, whereby it invited the private sector to... Jan 17, 2017


Non-oil investments are flourishing across the Gulf

Mahmood Hashim Alkooheji
Chief Executive Officer of Mumtalakat

The non-oil sector accounts for more than 3/4 of Bahrain´s GDP, being the highest... Jan 16, 2017


Ahead of Vision 2030, Bahrain is standing at the forefront of the Health sector in the Gulf

Dr Mariam AL-JALAHMA
Chief Executive Officer of National Health Regulatory Authority

With the establishment of the National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA), the Bahraini... Jan 16, 2017


CSR underpins a pillar of Qatari development

Dr Raghavan Seetharaman
CEO of Doha Bank

Qatar needs to speak up and share its achievements with the rest of the world, states Dr... Dec 19, 2016


'It’s simply easier and more cost effective to do business here'

Dr Waheed Al Qassim
CEO of the Bahrain Association of Banks

At a time when most of the world’s financial services sectors have been shrinking,... Dec 15, 2016


Diverse, ethical banking draws global interest

Yousif Abdulla Taqi
Director & Group CEO of Al Salam Bank-Bahrain

Widely recognized as a global leader in Islamic finance, the assets in Bahrain’s Islamic... Dec 12, 2016



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