AJ Impact

Abu Dhabi's Mubadala hires banks for bond issues: Sources

One banking source tells Reuters Mubadala was looking to raise $3bn to $4bn.

 Abu Dhabi's Mubadala hires banks for bond issues: Sources

AJ Impact

Junk-rated Bahrain to brave markets with dollar bond issues

The small oil producer needs to bolster its finances to plug a widening coronavirus-induced budget deficit.

Junk-rated Bahrain to brave markets with dollar bond issues

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Bahrain may need more financial aid from Gulf Arab states

Bahrain lacks the oil and financial resources of its neighbours, and its state finances are among the region's weakest.

Bahrain may need more financial aid from Gulf Arab states

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IMF wants Mideast sovereign wealth funds to boost local economies

MENA oil exporters may see a 4.2 percent real GDP contraction in 2020, says the International Monetary Fund.

IMF wants Mideast sovereign wealth funds to boost local economies

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Oman and Bahrain stuck on sidelines of sovereign debt markets

Investors devour bond sales from strong Gulf economies, while weaker ones are effectively shut out from debt funding.

Oman and Bahrain stuck on sidelines of sovereign debt markets

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Bahrain latest Gulf country to announce drastic spending cuts

Bahrain will slash state spending by nearly a third to help it weather the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Bahrain latest Gulf country to announce drastic spending cuts

Iran

Bahrain's Gulf Air to repatriate stranded citizens from Iran

More than a thousand Bahrainis, most of them pilgrims visiting religious sites, have been stranded for months in Iran.

Bahrain's Gulf Air to repatriate stranded citizens from Iran

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Coronavirus wages: Bahrain to pay private sector salaries

The country also plans to pay the utility bills of people and businesses as coronavirus squeezes the regional economy.

Coronavirus wages: Bahrain to pay private sector salaries

Middle East

Qatar welcomes Bahrain move to evacuate citizens stuck in Doha

Thirty-one Bahrainis landed in Qatar on Friday but were left stranded, as Manama does not allow direct flights to Doha.

Qatar welcomes Bahrain move to evacuate citizens stuck in Doha

Coronavirus pandemic

UAE imposes curfew for deep cleaning as coronavirus cases rise

Infections in the Gulf region passed 2,600 on Thursday, as Saudi Arabia's cases passed 1,000.

UAE imposes curfew for deep cleaning as coronavirus cases rise

Sport

Five things to watch in lockdown

From the woman hunting Boko Haram to the children of the US opioid crisis - films to take your mind off coronavirus.

Five things to watch in lockdown

Coronavirus pandemic

S Arabia imposes curfew, UAE halts flights to fight coronavirus

Gulf nations step up measures against coronavirus as infections continue to rise.

S Arabia imposes curfew, UAE halts flights to fight coronavirus

AJ Impact

Bahrain in talks for $1bn loan after bond plans postponed

The small Gulf oil producer, rated 'junk' by all three major credit agencies, is seeking funds to weather oil price war.

Bahrain in talks for $1bn loan after bond plans postponed

Coronavirus pandemic

Bahrain accuses Iran of 'biological aggression' over COVID-2019

Gulf states take new steps in an attempt to curb coronavirus as Bahrain blames Iran for covering up spread of disease.

Bahrain accuses Iran of 'biological aggression' over COVID-2019

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Coronavirus in the Gulf: Dubai's tourism at greatest risk?

The virus is casting a shadow on Expo 2020 Dubai, whose goal is to attract 11 million foreign visitors.

Coronavirus in the Gulf: Dubai's tourism at greatest risk?