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Bahraini businessmen plan parliament push

Bahrain’s business leaders want to form a greater proportion of MPs in the next parliament, to boost its stock of economic knowledge and business acumen. Around 30 prominent members of the country's business community, i

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Bahrain SMEs 'on the verge of closure'

Thousands of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Bahrain are on the verge of closure, warned businessmen.   They say around 5,000 businesses are still struggling to stay afloat as they have not recovered from

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Bahraini businessmen rap opposition rally calls

Businessmen have criticised calls by opposition groups to hold mass rallies in Manama starting on February 13, saying it could be the final nail in the coffin for the economy. A coalition of five political societies has announced

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Bahraini businessmen protest over expat levy

A group of angry businessmen in Bahrain calling for an end to a mandatory tax on foreign workers has taken their demands to parliament. They claimed thousands of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have still not recovered f

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Problems faced by expat businessmen discussed

More than 100 Asian businessmen met Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) members and discussed the problems they faced. The meeting was attended by former president of businessmen's society Khalid Almoayyed, Asian b

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Speak out against terror, traders urged

  Bahrain's business community was yesterday urged to be more vocal in condemning subversive designs.   "Destabilisation will hurt the trading community more than any other sector," Hi

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Egypt tries to lure back businessmen in exile

  Egypt's government has allowed convicted businessmen who fled the country since a popular uprising to negotiate an end to corruption charges from abroad, an attempt to lure them home to help revive a stricken economy.

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Bahrain traders' silence deplored

The silence of Bahrain's businessmen during the recent anti-government protests was deplored by the kingdom's prime minister yesterday. 'We were astonished that no voice rose from the trade sector against the unrest, although i

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Swiss leave Tripoli embassy after Libya stand-off

Two Swiss businessmen left the shelter of their country's embassy in Tripoli on Monday after Libyan police had surrounded the building in a long-running row which has drawn in governments across Europe.    One of the tw

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