When the Kenyan government issued a debut $2 billion Eurobond last month, most of the lead arrangers were top Western and African banks. But there was a standout: Qatar's QNB Capital.
After decades during which banks from the
Several overseas companies are keen to invest in the local market, Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry first deputy chairman Othman Al Rayes said yesterday.
"A large number of investors' applicati
The National Security Agency has tapped directly into communications links used by Google and Yahoo to move huge amounts of email and other user information among overseas data centres, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.
Bahrain's leading telecom services operator Batelco said its net profit for the nine-month period fell 14 per cent to BD36.7 million ($97.3 million) compared to BD42.6 million last year.
Announcing the results on Wednesday (Oc
Saudi nationals spend a whopping $6,414 for each of their overseas trip, compared to the global average of $2,501, said a report.
The Saudis are, therefore, the biggest spending tourists in the world, followed by Australians who c
Indian food, Bollywood films and festivals are the three 'great loves' that connect overseas Indians most to their roots, revealed an international survey released today by Western Union.
Western Union’s “Great
An UAE resident spends Dh80,808 ($22,000) every year on flights and accommodation alone, totalling $6.6 billion annually on outbound travel, according to a research by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation.
Another study unvei
Saudi Telecom Company’s (STC) rising domestic revenue, halting a downward trend for the former monopoly, may lead it to slow its overseas push where it faces a tougher operating environment and limited buying opportunities.
STC has w
The governments in the Gulf region are investing heavily in outside farmland acquisitions and leases besides injecting money into the domestic food production industry, according to an expert ahead of a major agriculture expo.
From January 21, 2012, all bank customers in Bahrain need to use an IBAN when making or receiving electronic payments through banks within Bahrain or overseas.
This means a person wishing to make a payment or receive funds, both, locally a