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Gulf Air receives retrofitted A330

MANAMA: Gulf Air received its first retrofitted A330 aircraft at Bahrain International Airport yesterday, arriving from Canada.

The plane is newly-configured for a total of 214 seats in a two-class configuration of 30 Falcon Gold Class and 184 Economy seats with significant enhancements across ...ReadMore

BCFC net profit surges 13 per cent to $19.1m

MANAMA: Bahrain Commercial Facilities Company (BCFC) yesterday reported 13 per cent rise in consolidated net profit at BD7.2 million ($19.1m) for the first six months of the year when compared with BD6.4m for the same period last year.

Swiss-Belhotel to redefine Bahrain four-star segment

MANAMA: A new mid-range hotel in Seef that will start receiving guests from Sunday promises to redefine the four-star category in Bahrain.

Saudi plans major market reforms

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia plans to open its stock market, the Arab world's biggest, to direct investment by foreign financial institutions in the first half of next year, the market regulator said yesterday.

Dilmunia wins visual identity award

MANAMA: Dilmunia at Bahrain has won the best visual identity award at the 2014 Transform MENA Awards in recognition of its strategic and creative visual brand positioning.

New board members for chamber

MANAMA: The American Chamber of Commerce Bahrain (AmCham Bahrain) has announced the appointment of Daniel Taylor and H Delano Roosevelt as new board members.

Registration opens for conference

MANAMA: Leading aluminium producer Alba has announced the opening of registration for the 18th International Arab Aluminium (ARABAL) Conference through its website

Profits boost

DUBAI: Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank beat analysts' estimates yesterday as it posted a 22 per cent rise in second-quarter net profit on lower impairments.

Bank profit up 16pc

DUBAI: Abu Dhabi-based First Gulf Bank matched analyst expectations by reporting a 16 per cent rise in second-quarter net profit yesterday, with earnings growth propelled by lending income.

Air Arabia chief wins top business award

MANAMA: Air Arabia Group chief executive Adel Ali has won the "Airline Business Award" at the Airline Strategy Awards 2014 in London.

Aviation training deal signed

MANAMA: BAS Aircraft Engineering Training Centre (BAETC), fully-owned and operated by Bahrain Airport Services (BAS), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with aviation training provider Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA).

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