Wednesday 16 April 2014

Abraaj buys into Moroccan chocolate firm

The Abraaj Group, a leading investor operating in global growth markets, has announced the acquisition through one of its funds of a stake in Kool Food, a leading Moroccan chocolate confectionery manufacturer based in Casablanca. Kool Food was founded in 2010 by entrepreneur Anas


Food expo dishes out lessons in healthy living

More than 2,500 people tucked into an array of fresh food and sampled a raft of health and fitness products yesterday at the opening of two major exhibitions being held in Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre (BIECC) in Sanabis.   The three-day


Poultry farmers in Bahrain threaten strike

Poultry farmers are furious with MPs after their complaints were not raised in parliament yesterday and could stage a full strike.   Farmers have been on "strike" for more than a month, but have made concessions to continue supplying chicken after gove


Bahraini teenager kidnapped in Pakistan

A Bahraini teenager has been kidnapped in Pakistan by a group of unknown criminals who are demanding a ransom of BD78,000 ($205,843).   Amin Abdulla Abdulhameed, who is originally from Baluchistan, has been missing for 45 days, said a report in the Gulf Daily Ne


Bahrain’s military costs surge 26pc to top $1.2bn

Bahrain’s military expenditure increased by 26 per cent last year to $1.236 billion - and has rocketed by 110 per cent since 2004, a report said, adding that tensions with Iran caused defence spending to more than double in a decade. Military spending in the rest of the wor


Popular Dubai restaurant gutted

Baithal Ravi Restaurant, a popular eating place in Al Musalla in the Bur Dubai area of Dubai, was today gutted in a fire, a report said. According to eyewitnesses, the kitchen, family hall and office were affected the most, a Khaleej Times report on its website said.


Dubai Metro Q1 ridership up 22pc; hits 40m

The Dubai Metro, comprising the Red and Green Lines, has clocked 40.65 million passengers during the first quarter of this year, as against 33.34 million in the same period last year, marking an increase of 21.9 per cent. “This year has witnessed a remarkable growth in the


Capital Club Bahrain appoints GM

Capital Club Bahrain, which offers its members a prime venue encouraging professional and social networking, recently appointed Dina Haikel as general manager. Haikel, a seasoned veteran within finance, human resources, hospitality and events management, has worked in senior posi


Abandoned lions to be flown out from Bahrain

Eight big cats left behind in a Bahrain truck yard by a visiting circus are due to be shipped out of the country this week.   The six lions and two tigers were left just yards from a residential area, in Salmabad, at the end of January by Troy International Circ


Jumeirah resort to host yoga retreat

Madinat Jumeirah, a leading Dubai hotel run by Jumeirah Group, is presenting an inspirational three-day yoga and wellness retreat starting from May 15 in the serene surroundings of the Talise Spa. The retreat is open to everyone who has previous yoga experience and wishes to furt

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