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Power consumption surges 9.2pc in Bahrain

Electricity consumption in Bahrain hit a peak this summer, it was revealed yesterday (August 31). Energy Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza presented a report to the Cabinet detailing energy consumption over the summer, which showed a 9.2 per cent

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Sickle cell deaths surge in August

Last month was the deadliest August for Bahrain’s sickle cell patients in three years, it has emerged. In total, nine sickle cell sufferers succumbed to complications related to the disease throughout July and August, according to figure

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As the need for power surges, are dams the answer?

To provide more clean energy, particularly in fast-growing Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, the world needs more hydropower dams, energy experts say.   But a surge in building of big dams is also leading to poor peop

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As the need for power surges, are dams the answer?

To provide more clean energy, particularly in fast-growing Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, the world needs more hydropower dams, energy experts say.   But a surge in building of big dams is also leading to poor peop

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BCFC net profit surges 18pc to $22.5m

Bahrain Commercial Facilities Company (BCFC) has posted an 18 per cent rise in consolidated net profit at BD8.5 million ($22.5 million) for the first half of the year, compared with BD7.2 million for the same period last year, reported the G

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Saudi foreign assets dip after dollar surge

The net foreign assets at Saudi Arabia’s central bank fell to SR2.521 trillion ($672.2 billion) in May, down by $6.6 billion or one per cent from the previous month as the kingdom continued to draw down reserves to cover a budget gap cause

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Strong US retail sales boost growth outlook

US retail sales surged in May as households boosted purchases of automobiles and a range of other goods even as they paid a bit more for gasoline, the latest sign economic growth is finally gathering steam. While other data on Thu

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Alarm over rise in glue sniffing in Bahrain

A surge in teenagers sniffing glue and getting high on petrol fumes has sparked calls in Bahrain for heightened parental vigilance over the summer holidays. Rehabilitation support network the Addicts Friends Society, which runs we

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Mumtalakat gross profit surges 65pc to $477m

Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, the investment arm of the kingdom, has announced that its full-year results for 2014 reflected another solid financial and operational performance across the group, constituting of 38 portfolio companies.

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New sheep stock to meet Ramadan demand surge

A consignment of 30,000 live sheep arrived in Bahrain yesterday (May 25) to meet an anticipated surge in demand during Ramadan, which starts next month. They will be examined and transported to the Bahrain Livestock Company (BLC)

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