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Climate change 'may worsen instability in ME’

Climate change could aggravate existing instability in the Middle East, a diplomat has warned. French Ambassador to Bahrain Bernard Regnauld-Fabre said rising sea levels and increased desertification posed serious security concern

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Bahrain to host major forum on climate change

A major forum will be held in Bahrain next week to discuss the impact of climate change on small islands and the importance of sustainable ecological policy-making. Bahrain Europe Environment Week opens at the Arab Regional Centre

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100 natural disasters ‘could strike in the Arab region’

More than 100 'natural disasters' could strike in the Arab region in the next four years because of climate change, according to a new report. The Arab Sustainable Development Report 2015 predicts that disasters such as e

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Egypt to tweak stocks tax, dampens hopes for big changes

The Egyptian government is working on amending the payment method of a new tax on stock dividends and capital gains, the finance minister said on Thursday, dampening market expectations of any big changes to the unpopular levy. Pr

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Alba discusses aluminium industry challenges

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) discussed the challenges facing the aluminium industry at an offsite meeting, with the aim to strengthen the company’s competitive edge. Titled ‘Preparing for Change Management’ for all e

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Volkswagen ME partners with ‘The Change Initiative’

Volkswagen Middle East held the region final of ‘Think Blue World Championship’ in partnership with ‘The Change Initiative’ in Dubai over the weekend. ‘Think Blue’ embodies the Volkswagen goal o

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Bahrain council approves major Penal Code changes

Major amendments to Bahrain's 40-year-old Penal Code, including harsher punishments for manslaughter and defaming government employees, have been approved by the Shura Council. The amendments, originally suggested by parliamen

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Firms must innovate to stay ahead of change: Al-Mady

In the current economic environment, success is expected to come to only those companies that generate innovative products, services, processes and business models to gain competitive advantage, according to an expert. Mohamed Al-

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Islamic Bank of Britain to be rebranded ‘Al Rayan Bank’

Islamic Bank of Britain (IBB), a UK-based wholly sharia compliant retail bank, has planned to change its name to Al Rayan Bank. The change will be completed in December and it follows IBB’s acquisition recently by Masraf Al

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Dubai ‘changing rules to attract asset managers’

Dubai is changing its financial rules in an effort to attract more asset managers - particularly those serving the richest and most risk-tolerant investors, such as hedge funds and private equity funds - to base themselves in the emirate.

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