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Abu Dhabi property price rise ‘no risk to banks’

The price rise in Abu Dhabi’s residential real estate does not pose a serious risk to the emirate’s banks as the industry is not reliant on leverage but backed by stinger fundamentals, said a report. According to the l

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‘Air travel is low-risk for Ebola transmission’: WHO

The risk of transmission of Ebola virus disease during air travel remains low, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reiterated.   “Unlike infections such as influenza or tuberculosis, Ebola is not airborne,” sai

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Cyber risk insurance ‘an increasing trend’

Cyber risk insurance is an increasing trend as businesses become targets of cyber crime, according to a report. The cyber insurance market is set to double this year over the last, as the need for cyber insurance becomes more acut

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Cyber risk insurance ‘an increasing trend’

Cyber risk insurance is an increasing trend as businesses become targets of cyber crime, according to a report. The cyber insurance market is set to double this year over the last, as the need for cyber insurance becomes more acut

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Is property a 'fail safe' investment?

Property is often viewed as a 'fail safe' investment but are savers taking a risk by relying so heavily on one asset? Jonathan Kemp, chief actuary of Takaud, the specialist savings and pensions provider for the Mena region, discusses the

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CFA calls for greater transparency in bank reporting

Better reporting of risk, timely loan write-downs on balance sheets, and investor access to comparable reporting of information across jurisdictions will improve transparency and reduce investor risk aversion towards the banking sector, accord

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Legal, business effects of cyber attacks in focus

The legal and business implications of cyber attacks were the focus of a special presentation on cyber risk in Bahrain and the region.   The Bahrain British Business Forum’s (BBBF) legal special interest gr

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Danger pay for postmen is proposed in Bahrain

Bahrain's postmen could be soon getting danger pay over concerns that they were at risk of handling hazardous substances such as anthrax.   The proposal was made by Shura Council member Dr Aysha Al Mubarak ye

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Energy sector in top 5 for malware vulnerability

The global energy sector is one of the top five most at-risk industries for malware, according to Cisco report.   As the Internet of Everything connects more people, processes, data, and things to networks, the e

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Jeddah to ban heavy trucks from entering city

Heavy trucks carrying hazardous materials are to be banned from entering Jeddah due to the risks they pose to public safety, said a report.   The trucks will be allocated with alternative routes outside the city

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