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SWIFT highlights 'Know Your Customer' regulations in ME

International electronic payment system SWIFT recently organised a 'Know Your Customer' (KYC) roadshow in 10 countries across the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) to look at the impact of KYC regulations on the banking and financial

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Bahrain unveils measures to streamline investment norms

Bahrain has unveiled new measures to streamline investment regulations and ensure flexibility. Foreign businessmen and financiers intending to invest in Bahrain will be issued renewable three-month electronic entry visas, said a report in the

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Anti-money laundering regulation challenges in focus

The recent changes and future challenges of international anti-money laundering regulation was discussed at the seventh Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Seminar in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia recently. It was organised by leading sou

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Regulation of small businesses in spotlight at Bahrain forum

Regulation of micro-businesses was hotly debated at an entrepreneurship forum held yesterday to kick-start Manama Entrepreneurship and Youth Empowerment Week. Organised by the Capital Governorate at the Applied Science University,

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Bankers urge BAB to play bigger role in negotiations

Bankers have urged the Bahrain Association of Banks (BAB) to play a greater role in negotiating with the authorities in order to alleviate the consequences of laws and regulations that are imposed on the sector. In a statement iss

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Construction projects boom as Bahrain eases rules

Investments worth billions of dinars are expected to be pumped into Bahrain as the government works on easing regulations on setting up businesses in the kingdom. Information Affairs Minister Isa Al Hammadi said urban development

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New rules for prepaid telecom registration in Bahrain

Bahrain’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has published a public consultation on ‘Prepaid Telecommunications Services Registration Regulations’ on its website recently. Dr Khalid Bin Dais Al Khalifa

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Bahrain set to further ease visa regulations

Multiple-entry visa on arrival and longer validity visas will be available from the second quarter onwards in Bahrain, a top official has said. The Nationality, Passport and Residence Affairs (NPRA) assistant under-secretary Shaik

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Bahrain unveils new clampdown on fundraising

Bahrain has introduced a key legislation regulating fundraising, banning ordinary people and legal entities from raising funds ‘for public purposes’ unless licensed by the relevant ministry. His Royal Highness Prime Mi

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DHA unveils price regulation model for health services

The Dubai Health Authority(DHA) has unveiled the price regulation model for health services in the private sector that will be applicable from next year. Essa Al Maidoor, director-general of DHA, said: “This model essentiall

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