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No plan to extend summer work ban in Bahrain

A senior government official has dismissed calls to extend the summer work ban, claiming it could affect firms already suffering from financial difficulties. Labourers were not allowed to work outdoors between noon and 4pm in July and August,

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Love them or loathe them, emails are here to stay

If seeing an inbox full of hundreds of emails fills you with dread, get used to it, because they are here to stay and will remain a constant in the workplace, according to a survey released on Wednesday. Despite the popularity of

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80 firms ‘violated summer work ban’ in Bahrain

Legal action is set to be taken against 80 firms who have violated Bahrain’s summer work ban. The ban, which prohibits all outdoor work between midday and 4pm in July and August, was first introduced in 2007 to protect the country’

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GE to ship $10bn work overeas as US Ex-Im languishes

General Electric Co is taking steps to shift some US manufacturing work overseas now that the US Export-Import Bank will be shuttered at least until September, the industrial giant's global operations boss told Reuters on Thursday.

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$124m revamp work of key Bahrain highway to begin

Work will commence next month on a $124 million revamp of a major highway in Bahrain, with two roundabouts being replaced by flyovers. The project on Shaikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah Highway will involve transforming the Alba rounda

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26 more firms defy summer work ban in Bahrain

Another 26 companies face legal action for violating Bahrain’s summer outdoor work ban. They were among 2,461 organisations inspected by Labour Ministry officials within the last nine days, said a report in the Gulf Dail

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Genel puts exploration on hold, awaits Iraqi Kurdistan payments

Genel Energy has put all exploration work on hold for this year to rein in costs, the London-listed oil producer said waits nearly $400 million in oil sales payments from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).  

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Alba gets go-ahead for $3.5bn plant expansion

Construction work on a sixth potline at Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) was given the go-ahead yesterday (July 6). Chairing the weekly Cabinet meeting, His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa welcomed the l

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Alba gets go-ahead for $3.5bn plant expansion

Construction work on a sixth potline at Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) was given the go-ahead yesterday (July 6). Chairing the weekly Cabinet meeting, His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa welcomed the l

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25 violations of summer work ban in Bahrain recorded

Labour inspectors in Bahrain recorded 25 violations in the first four days of the outdoor work ban during the hottest hours of summer. A total of 979 organisations were inspected by the Labour Ministry between July 1 and 4, said a

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