BIA prepares for the biggest racing event

BIA prepares for the biggest racing event

Formula One (F1) 2019 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix weekend will run for four days for the first time, attracting a surge in tourism and logistics income to the Kingdom, and providing a further boost to the local economy. Bahrain International Airport (BIA) has already finalised preparations to accommodate the predicted spike in visitor numbers…

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Application for 2019-2020 OFDPM Fellowship is now open

Application for 2019-2020 OFDPM Fellowship is now open

The Office of the First Deputy Prime Minister (OFDPM) announces that application for the fifth edition of the OFDPM Fellowship is now open. Government employees below managerial level can apply via the OFDPM’s website: http://www.fdpm.gov.bh/fellowship. The application deadline is Thursday, April 18, 2019. The Director-General of the OFDPM, HE Shaikh Fahad bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa,…

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Gulf Air and Etihad Airways sign codeshare agreement

Gulf Air and Etihad Airways sign codeshare agreement

Gulf Air, the national airline of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, have signed a codeshare partnership, for travel commencing with the summer schedule. The announcement follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two carriers at the Bahrain International Airshow in November…

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AUB launches new e-Payment Gateway service

AUB launches new e-Payment Gateway service

Ahli United Bank (AUB) launched a new e-Payment Gateway service capable of accepting all types of online payments when selling and buying online. The new Gateway, accepts locally and globally issued credit cards, including VISA, MasterCard and American Express, as well as debit cards, prepaid cards and transactions made through BENEFIT, the national payment infrastructure,…

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Haji Hassan Group lead construction sector at major Expo

Haji Hassan Group lead construction sector at major Expo

Haji Hassan, a leading diversified construction-focused group, will be strategic sponsors for Bahrain’s largest construction trade event. Gulf Construction Expo, the largest showcase for building and construction sector in the Northern Gulf, takes place from April 23 to 25, 2019 at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre under the patronage of HRH Prime Minister…

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What to Do When You Miss a Paycheck

What to Do When You Miss a Paycheck

by Sarah Li Cain You’ve finally got a handle on your budgeting and then the unexpected happens… your paycheck is late. If the thought is already sending you into a downward spiral, hold up. Yes, missing a paycheck is a less than ideal situation, but you need to have an action plan in place before it…

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Outstanding projects win national honours for Bahrain

Outstanding projects win national honours for Bahrain

Three outstanding projects have been selected as the national winners for Bahrain by the MEED Projects Awards, in association with Mashreq. The Ibis Styles Bahrain Project by Action Hotels was among the top winners, securing the judges’ nod in three categories, namely Commercial Property Project of the Year, Small Project of the Year and Tourism…

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Danat and Christie’s to hold Magnificent Pearls exhibition in Bahrain

Danat and Christie’s to hold Magnificent Pearls exhibition in Bahrain

Christie’s and The Kingdom of Bahrain’s Institute for Pearls and Gemstones (Danat) announced the opening of an exhibition entitled Magnificent Pearls, which will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Bahrain Bay from 28 – 31 March. Organised by Christie’s, the exhibition will showcase a selection of more than 50 exceptional pearls and other jewellery, all certified by Danat.…

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CBB Sukuk Al-Salam oversubscribed by 292%.

CBB Sukuk Al-Salam oversubscribed by 292%.

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) announced that the monthly issue of Sukuk Al-Salam Islamic securities, has been oversubscribed by 292%. Subscriptions worth BD 125.355 million were received for the BD 43 million issue, which carries a maturity of 91 days. The expected return on the issue, which begins on 20th March 2019 and matures…

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