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The industrial sector rose by 0.66%
24 January 03:50 PM Bahrain Bourse tacks on 2 pts in week
Mubasher: The Bahrain Bourse’s general index grew by 1.86 points, or 0.11%, to 1,653.33 points in a week. The industrial sector rose by 0.66%, while the services and banking sectors added 0.2% and 0.12%, respectively, while the investment sector …
Good regulation prevents chaotic disruption
23 January 01:04 PM Middle East’s renewable energy targets face obstacles - GlobalData
Mubasher: The increasing dependence on solar and wind energy in the Middle East, led by Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Saudi Arabia, has become remarkable, driven by governments’ ambitious renewable energy targets. However, the adoption of renewable energy …
The industrial sector surged 4.14%
17 January 03:53 PM Bahrain Bourse gains over 42 pts in week
Mubasher: The Bahrain Bourse’s general index grew by 42.37 points, or 2.65%, to reach 1,639.7 points in a week, with the commercial banking sector rose by 4.19%. The industrial sector surged 4.14%, while the investment sector added 0.27% and the …
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14 January 02:04 PM Sulaiman Al Habib plans IPO in February – Report
Riyadh – Mubasher: Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group, a Saudi-based private healthcare operator, plans an initial public offering (IPO) as early as next month, Bloomberg reports. The company has reportedly hired Jadwa Investment and Riyad Capital as …
The Ministry of Economy delegation visiting DMCC
12 January 12:06 PM DMCC plays vital role in diamonds, precious metals trade in Dubai
UAE – Mubasher: DMCC has recently hosted the UAE’s minister of economy, Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, to sum up the entity's role in streamlining, boosting, and driving global trade through Dubai. The minister toured Almas Tower and visited both …
The industrial sector stabilised
10 January 08:45 PM Bahrain Bourse closes 15 pts lower in week
Mubasher: The Bahrain Bourse’s general index declined by 14.72 points, or 0.91%, to 1,597.33 points in a week. The commercial banking sector levelled down by 1.28% and the investment sector lost 0.86%, while the services sector fell 0.13%, and the …
Bahrain launched Cloud First Policy in 2017
7 January 03:58 PM Pakiza Abdulrahman: Gov’t leads cloud adoption in Bahrain; private sector is following – Interview
By: Ingy ElSafy & Moslem Ali Mubasher: Startup Bahrain is a national initiative launched in 2016 for the purpose of facilitating all tools required for small business to build and establish themselves while growing into international and regional …
Tanker Forward Freight Agreement (FFA) volumes increased by 38% YoY in 2019
7 January 01:35 PM Volatility boosts freight derivative volumes in 2019
UAE – Mubasher: Freight derivatives markets showed higher traded volumes in 2019 for both tankers and dry cargo vessels, data by the Baltic Exchange showed.  Tanker Forward Freight Agreement (FFA) volumes increased by 38% year-on-year (YoY) to …
The Innovation Hub will showcase many disruptive technologies in the IoMT ecosystem
6 January 01:13 PM MENA's Internet of Medical Things expected to reach $9bn by 2022
UAE – Mubasher: Arab Health, the Middle East and North Africa’s (MENA) largest exhibition for healthcare and trade professionals announced its return to the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and Conrad Dubai Hotel from 27 to 30 January 2020. The …
The first edition of the brand-new show will be launched in Dubai South
6 January 12:04 PM Dubai to host new transport, logistics exhibition in November
UAE – Mubasher: A new trade show focused on providing the latest developments in the transport and logistics sector will be held in Dubai later this year, under the name SiTL Middle East, as announced by the event organizer Reed Exhibitions on …
The commercial banking sector added 0.84%
3 January 05:09 PM Bahrain Bourse tacks on 8 pts in week
Mubasher: The Bahrain Bourse’s general index grew by 8.05 points, or 0.5%, to hit 1,612.05 points in a week. The commercial banking sector added 0.84% and the services sector rose by 0.36%. The investment sector inched up 0.03% and the industrial …
The general index levelled up by 83.23 pts in December
1 January 10:56 PM Commercial banks push up Bahrain Bourse in 2019
Mubasher: The Bahrain Bourse’s general index grew by 272.92 points, or 20.4%, to reach 1,610.18 points in 2019, pushed up by the commercial banking sector. Market capitalisation jumped 23.6% to BHD 10.13 billion ($26.7 billion) over the year, …
The Saudi Stock Exchange will be open for trading on Wednesday
31 December 2019 03:42 PM Twelve Arab stock markets, excluding KSA, off on 1 January
Mubasher: Twelve Arab stock markets will close on Wednesday, 1 January 2020, on the occasion of the New Year holiday. The Gulf stock markets that will close on Wednesday include the Dubai Financial Market (DFM), the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange …
DME oil futures is a benchmark for Oman, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and now Kuwait
31 December 2019 01:49 PM DME Oman to price Kuwait oil futures from February 2020
Dubai – Mubasher: Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME) recently announced that Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) will use the DME Oman Futures contract as a price reference for Kuwaiti crude oil exports to Asia starting from 1 February 2020 onwards. …
Executive vice president of Operations at DIFC, Alya Al Zarouni
30 December 2019 04:45 PM DIFC propels Mideast insurance landscape with industry leaders
UAE– Mubasher: Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has entered into individual memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with Lloyd's Insurance Company, a global major insurance and reinsurance marketplace, and the UK-based Chartered Insurance …
The banking sector added 2.23%
27 December 2019 04:40 PM Bahrain Bourse ends 20 pts higher in week
Mubasher: The Bahrain Bourse’s general index grew by 19.94 points, or 1.26%, to reach 1,604 points in a week. The banking sector added 2.23%, while the services sector inched up 0.05%. The services sector declined by 0.13% and the industrial …
Startups do not repay the funding since it is a grant by Tamkeen
26 December 2019 05:31 PM How can non-local startups get grants in Bahrain? – Interview with Pakiza Abdulrahman
 By: Ingy ElSafy & Moslem Ali Cairo – Mubasher: Startups endure several challenges in obtaining financing rounds, but this may not be an issue for a foreign startup if it decides to set up in Bahrain. Pakiza Abdulrahman, Manager of Business …
Trading hours will resume on Sunday, 5 January
25 December 2019 10:34 AM Boursa Kuwait announces New Year’s holiday
Mubasher: Boursa Kuwait announced a two-day holiday on the occasion of the New Year 2020, according to a statement on Wednesday. Kuwait’s stock market referred that it will close on Wednesday and Thursday, 1 and 2 January 2020. Trading hours will …
The vice president and general manager in the Middle East for UL, Hamid Syed
24 December 2019 10:48 AM UL urges Mideast businesses to manage cybersecurity risks
UAE – Mubasher: The global leading safety science company, UL, has advised Middle East-based firms to take drastic steps against cybersecurity before it is too late. Cybersecurity has become an increasingly important issue among companies of all …
Vera Futorjanski during a panel at RiseUp Summit 2019
22 December 2019 10:50 AM Vera Futorjanski: Startups must focus on solving local challenges – Interview
By: Ingy ElSafy & Moslem Ali Cairo – Mubasher: Vera Futorjanski, Director of Innovation and Partnerships at 500 Startups, recently participated in the RiseUp Summit 2019, held in the American University in Cairo (AUC) on 5-7 December, where she …
The commercial banking added 1.96%
20 December 2019 04:03 PM Bahrain Bourse rises 17 pts in week
Mubasher: The Bahrain Bourse’s general index grew by 16.65 points, or 1.06%, to reach 1,584.06 points in a week. The commercial banking added 1.96% and the investment sector gained 0.3%, while the services sector declined by 0.28%. Trading volume …
The CEO of IWG - Mark Dixon
18 December 2019 05:03 PM Flexible workspaces can boost local economies by $254bn – Regus Study
UAE – Mubasher: Due to the increasing global migration of flexible office space and co-working spots to areas outside large cosmopolitan cities, a ‘flex economy’ is being created and is likely to contribute over $254 billion to local economies …
The banking sector added 2.29%
13 December 2019 03:53 PM Bahrain Bourse rises 20 pts in week
Mubasher: The Bahrain Bourse’s general index grew by 20.1 points, or 1.3% week-on-week, to reach 1,567.41 points in a week. The banking sector added 2.29%, while the services sector gained 0.23. The industrial sector declined by 0.18% and the …
Mohamed ElKasstawi as a speaker during RiseUp Summit 2019
12 December 2019 01:31 PM ElKasstawi: Stock markets, gov’t can boost performance via digital money – Interview
By: Ingy ElSafy & Moslem Ali Cairo – Mubasher: Blockchain is increasingly carving out the space within the investment and banking sectors, with cryptocurrencies, tokens, and fiat expected to reshape the future of finance as many countries …
70% of MENA’s corporate investors are GCC-based companies
9 December 2019 03:25 PM Corporate appetite in MENA grows in 5 years – Arabnet Report
Mubasher: The entrepreneurial ecosystem across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has been grabbing global and regional attention, with higher investor appetite and interest in the region’s startups, according to Arabnet report. The “State of …