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Corporate, infrastructure sukuk issuance ‘likely to rise’

Corporate and infrastructure sukuk issuance is likely to rise over the next few years, despite the dip in issues over the past eight months compared to the same period last year, said Standard & Poor's Ratings Services report.

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80pc business users fail to detect phishing attacks

Phishing attacks continues to be an effective tactic for infiltrating enterprise networks, with 80 per cent of business users unable to detect scams, according to a recent report. The McAfee Labs Threats Report: August 2014 pointe

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Basel III revision 'to boost Islamic finance industry'

The Islamic Financial Services Board’s (IFSB) revised capital requirements for Bassel III could help strengthen the Islamic finance industry, according to a recent Standard & Poor's Ratings Services report. The repor

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Bahrain steps up Ebola alert after Saudi death

All visitors to Bahrain are being screened as they enter the country in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. The news follows the death of a Saudi man in Jeddah yesterday, who authorities suspect contracted Ebola durin

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Accident recorded every 6 minutes on Bahrain roads

Someone died on Bahrain's roads once every four days last year, with an accident reported about once every six minutes on average. The latest statistics from the General Directorate of Traffic show that a total of 95,965 accidents w

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US report 'trying to divide Bahrain'

A senior Shi'ite cleric has described a US report on religious freedom in Bahrain as an attempt to divide the country along sectarian lines. Jaffari Endowments Council chairman Shaikh Mohsin Al Asfoor said that the US State Departme

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Top UN human development rank for Bahrain

Bahrain has been ranked in the top 25 per cent of countries around the world in a United Nations (UN) report documenting health, education and income.   The country was place

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Qatar 2022 probe report delayed till Sept

An investigation into the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, initially scheduled for completion this month, is only likely to be finished in September, Fifa said in a statement. &n

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Abu Dhabi sees 7pc rise in residential unit price

Abu Dhabi’s real estate market has experienced growth in prime residential sector with the sales price of units increasing seven per cent during the second quarter of the year, according to a JLL report.

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Dubai residential sector 'shows signs of slowdown'

The rise of Dubai's red-hot residential real estate market is slowing as government steps to curb speculative buying have an impact and higher prices start to affect demand, consultants JLL said in a report on Sunday. Second

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