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New rules for razing rundown homes in Bahrain

Demolishing old, rundown homes in built-up areas of Bahrain will only be allowed with special permission from the government in future, a top minister has announced. Works, Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Minister Essam Khalaf told t

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Qatar to publish margin trading rules in next few days

Qatar Exchange will publish rules approving margin trading in the next few days, its chief executive said on Wednesday, a tool intended to deepen liquidity on the bourse. Margin trading involves investors borrowing money from a br

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Britain scraps 'guilty until proven innocent' rule for bankers

Britain is scrapping plans that would treat senior bankers as 'guilty until proven innocent', easing industry fears that tough new rules will scare top talent away from London and further appeasing a sector bristling against stringent

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New rules on way for photographs in Bahraini publications

New censorship rules for photographs published in Bahrain’s newspapers and magazines could be introduced. The aim is to outlaw images that contravene Islam or Bahraini cultural traditions, said a report in the Gulf Daily

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Six-month shrimping ban set to continue in Bahrain

Shrimping will continue to be banned for six months a year in Bahrain, despite calls from fishermen to relax the rules. This was announced by Information Affairs Minister and official government spokesman Isa Al Hammadi following

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Saudi Arabia 'studying REIT listing rules'

Saudi Arabia's Capital Market Authority (CMA) is studying plans to introduce rules governing the listing of real estate investment trusts (REITs), two sources aware of the matter told Reuters. The regulator has approached mark

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UAE tycoon seeks new rules on family business transfer

One of the UAE most prominent businessmen is leading calls for regulations across the Gulf Arab region to smooth the transfer of ownership of family businesses after the death of the founder. Family businesses generate more than 8

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New watchdog to monitor workers’ housing in Bahrain

Activists have pledged to set up a watchdog to monitor the implementation of new rules regulating labour accommodation in Bahrain. The Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication, reported yesterday (March 31) on a Cabi

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Bahrain F1 race visa rules revealed

Formula One visa rules were spelt out yesterday (March 29) for the event from April 17 to 19, which will take place at the Bahrain International Circuit. The F1 visa will be multi-entry and valid for two weeks from the date of the

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Bahrain eases visa rules for GCC visitors

Any visitor to a GCC country will be eligible for a one-month multiple-entry visa to Bahrain under new rules coming into effect next Wednesday (April 1). The new rules also allow GCC residents and citizens of 102 countries to obta

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