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Shipping firms in Bahrain ‘hit by port fees'

Shipping companies in Bahrain have claimed they were being forced to downsize because of increasing port fees. They said they were struggling to stay afloat because of the sector's continuous financial downturn combined with high ta

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Foreign firms 'keen to invest in Bahrain'

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

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Few takers for 11,000 jobs in Riyadh firms

Only 1,760 young Saudi Arabian men and women applied for the more than 11,000 vacancies made available by 70 private companies and establishments in Riyadh this year, said a report.   The centre for employment an

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Burj 2020 District work to start next year

Four global design firms are taking part in the masterplan design tender for the new ‘Burj 2020’ District, which will have as its centrepiece the world’s tallest commercial tower, the ‘Burj 2020’. &nb

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Most firms take up more CSR projects

About 72 per cent of Middle Eastern companies are moving towards more sustainable corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects, said Mercer, a leading HR consulting agency.  

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Safest oil and gas firms to be recognised

Oil and gas firms around the world have been invited to submit nominations for the annual Opito Safety and Competency Awards 2013, which recognise organisations that achieve the highest safety standards in the industry. The awards

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Dubai Courts offer free legal advice

Dubai Courts has provided free legal advice to 600 litigants, the equivalent of 950-hour via its pro bono ‘Sure’ service, in co-operation with the law firms in Dubai. The ‘Sure’ initiative aims to enhance c

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Bahrain clamps down on illegal workers

New rules could be introduced to clamp down on rogue companies who knowingly employ illegal workers in Bahrain, a top official at the LMRA said. The pledge came from Labour Market Regularity Authority chief executive officer Ausam

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Japan firms shut China plants after violent protests

  Major Japanese firms have temporarily shut factories and offices in China after angry protests flared across the country, the result of a territorial dispute that has triggered one of China's worst outbreaks of anti-Japan s

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Bahrain push to boost growth of firms

Bahrain government is taking all steps to improve the commercial climate for organic growth of firms, including facilitating new company incorporations, and continuously amending laws and regulations to ensure their relevance, said a senior offici

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