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Development programme to boost business skills

MANAMA: Mutamahin, the first fresh graduate development programme in Bahrain, has kicked off, the CFA Society Bahrain has announced.

The programme, which means "apprentice" in classical Arabic, aims to develop and nurture university graduates, with the long-term vision of contributing to a new ...ReadMore


Huawei 'is banking on 4.5G business blueprint'

MANAMA: Chinese technology major Huawei has a 4.5G "business blueprint" supporting Bahraini telecom operators in extending high-speed connectivity to the public, the company's top official has said.

Development programme to boost business skills

MANAMA: Mutamahin, the first fresh graduate development programme in Bahrain, has kicked off, the CFA Society Bahrain has announced.

France eyes economic recovery

PARIS: France cut its budget deficit target for this year yesterday and said economic growth could beat the government's one per cent forecast, after reporting a smaller-than-expected fiscal gap for 2014.

Bank of Spain raises key growth forecast

MADRID: Spain's economic recovery accelerated in the first three months of 2015, supported by higher household spending, the central bank said yesterday as it raised its growth forecast for the year.

Borse Dubai rules out Nasdaq OMX Group stake sale

DUBAI: Borse Dubai ruled out any sale of its shares in Nasdaq OMX Group yesterday after shedding its entire 17.4 per cent stake in the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

Kuwait stock exchange to offer shares

DUBAI: The Kuwait Stock Exchange may offer up to 44 per cent of its shares to a company that has experience in operating bourses when it goes public, a senior government official said yesterday.

University wins research challenge

MANAMA: Bahrain University has become the 2014-15 CFA Institute Research Challenge winner in the kingdom, beating competitor universities in a close final hosted by CFA Society Bahrain.

$205m raised from sukuk by HSBC unit

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Islamic banking arm of HSBC Holdings has raised 750 million ringgit ($205m) from the sale of five-year Islamic bonds (sukuk) at a yield of 4.24 per cent, IFR reported yesterday.

$67m compensation for Almarai

AL KHOBAR: Saudi Arabia's Almarai, the Gulf's largest dairy company, received 250 million riyals ($66.7m) from an insurer in compensation for a fire at one of its bakeries, it said yesterday.

France eyes economic recovery

PARIS: France cut its budget deficit target for this year yesterday and said economic growth could beat the government's one per cent forecast, after reporting a smaller-than-expected fiscal gap for 2014.

Bank of Spain raises key growth forecast

MADRID: Spain's economic recovery accelerated in the first three months of 2015, supported by higher household spending, the central bank said yesterday as it raised its growth forecast for the year.

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