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Microfinance lifted Bahrain’s marginal entrepreneurs to SMEs’
Arrackal Alexander M Manama, Sept. 4 (BNA) -- The history of institutional micro-financing in Bahrain begins with the establishment of the Family Bank, which ensured that marginal entrepreneurs – those with cottage businesses – were given the impetus to aspire higher and raise their prestige to that of the small and medium entrepreneurs, said the Minister for Social Development, Dr Fatima Al Beloushi.
2012/09/04 More
Career Expo 2012 from November 6 – 12 at the BIEC
Manama, Sept.4 (BNA)-- Over 15,000 Bahraini students passing out of secondary schools this year are expected to benefit from the three-day Career Expo 2012, to be held at the Bahrain International Exhibition Centre from November 6 to 12, said Tamkeen’s Private Sector Support Senior Manager Mohammed Bucheery.
2012/09/04 More
Bahrain Insurance Sector Continue its growth in 2011 Gross premiums increased by approximately 2%; Engineering insurance soared by 31%
Manama, Sept. 2nd (BNA) -- The Central Bank of Bahrain announced today that the Bahrain insurance market posted an annual growth during 2011, with gross premiums increased by around 2% over 2010 to register BD214.94 million in Bahrain Insurance Market in 2011.
2012/09/02 More
Woman sport in Bahrain
Manama, Aug. 28 (BNA) -- General Secretary of the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) Shaikh Ahmed bin Hamad Al Khalifa expressed thanks and appreciation to Her Royal Highness Shaikha Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty King Hamad and Chairwoman of the Supreme Council for Women, on her support to women’s sports activities.
2012/08/28 More
Parallel Day Event to bolster Bahrain’s position as key player in the global maritime arena and showcase the Kingdom’s rich maritime legacy
Manama, Aug. 22 (BNA) -- The General Organisation of Sea Ports (GOP), the custodian of Bahrain’s rich maritime legacy, is gearing up to host the World Maritime Day (WMD) Parallel Event scheduled to take place on 17th and 18th October, 2012. Based on the 2012 theme - “IMO: One hundred years after the Titanic” preparations are underway to organise maritime themed-activities to highlight and showcase developments made in maritime safety over the past 100 years.
2012/08/22 More
Jewellery Arabia 2012 to begin on October 16
Manama, Aug 13 (BNA) -- The 2012 edition of Jewellery Arabia, the finest jewellery and watch industry event in the Middle East, will be held at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre from October 16 – 20.
2012/08/14 More
Liquids and light refreshments to break the fast say expat communities
Manama, August. 7 (BNA) -- Fasting and observances connected to the Holy month of Ramadhan remain the same among followers of Islam the world over. However, in the breaking of the fast communities differ from one another.The Bahrain News Agency talks to a handful of the expatriate communities on how they break the fast.The Neuba in Egypt, a community found close to the Sudan border, uses a crunchy bread dipped in water to break the fast during footoosh. A soup followed by the local food ennab and balah complete the first meal.
2012/08/07 More
BIC to Host All-New Racing Spectacle
Manama, July 31. (BNA) -- Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East”, announced on Monday (July 30) its plans for the upcoming Six Hours of Bahrain endurance race, scheduled to take place September 28 and 29 at the world-renowned desert track. The Six Hours of Bahrain is part of the all-new FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). It is the first time such an event will be held in the region, making it a spectacular addition to the Kingdom’s motor racing calendar. Following BIC’s official announcement recently that it will be staging the Six Hours of Bahrain, details of the two-day spectacle were revealed at a Press conference on Monday held at the circuit premises in Sakhir.
2012/07/31 More
Alba Reports Q2 2012 Results
Manama, July 29. (BNA) -- Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba) announced Sunday the release of its second quarter 2012 results. Commenting on the Q2 2012 results, Alba’s Chief Executive, Laurent Schmitt said: “Without LME & Gas Impact, Alba was able to maintain its intrinsic value. The company has successfully managed its working capital and was able to spin its Value-Added sales back to record levels – 67% as of Q2 2012 despite the downbeat sentiment of the global market as well as the downward trend of aluminium prices.
2012/07/29 More
Councillors urge Bahrain to look at S’pore as model in housing and water utilization programmes
Manama, July 25(BNA) -- Bahrain could follow the Singapore model in the two areas of housing and water conservation, Ali Yacoub Al Moqla, Deputy Chairman of the Muharraq Municipal Council and head of the many housing committees in the council told the Bahrain News Agency. The finding comes after he along with Ghazi Al Murbatti and Ramzi Al Jalaleefa attended the World Cities Summit and Conference on Water Week International in Singapore.
2012/07/25 More