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Outlook 2021: Challenging outlook offers varied picture for GCC banks

The GCC governments’ measures to help corporates and individuals navigate the challenging environment have taken various forms

GCC leads MENA in fintech maturity: report

Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai and Riyadh named MENA’s top fintech ecosystems by Startup Genome

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,297 cases, 4 deaths

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 563

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,310 cases, 5 deaths; Oman confirms 223 infections

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 559

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,065 cases, two deaths

The case count in the UAE has risen past 160,000

Bahrain’s Investcorp invests in India’s Xpressbees

Xpressbees has a presence across more than 2,000 towns and cities in India

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,205 cases, four deaths

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 552

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Bahrain and Israel to begin direct flights, open embassies

Starting 2021, there will be 14 weekly flights operating between Bahrain and Tel Aviv

Bahrain’s Investcorp acquires cereal and coffee company Viz Branz

Viz Branz has approximately 1,300 employees with manufacturing facilities and operations in China and Myanmar

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,209 cases, 4 deaths

The death toll in the UAE and Oman has risen to 534 and 1,350 respectively

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,210 cases, 691 recoveries and two deaths

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 530

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,136 infections, 773 recoveries

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 523

Bahraini Prime Minister passes away

Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa died at Mayo Clinic Hospital in the US

Bahrain’s Investcorp sells eight US properties for over $900m

The properties were garden and townhome-style apartment buildings located in major metropolitan areas

Bahrain’s Investcorp invests in Wuhan’s medical testing group, Kindstar

Kindstar offers patients and physicians access to advanced specialty testing services

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Bahrain boosts access to funding for SMEs, startups

Changes in law allows small enterprises to fundraise via convertible notes and employee shares schemes

Bahrain approves Covid-19 vaccine for frontline workers

G42-Sinopharm vaccine is nearing the end of phase three trials

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,111 cases; 422 infections confirmed in Oman

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 480

Third quarter Saudi-Bahrain trade surges by 43%

Trade between the two countries hit $2.17bn in Q3 2020

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 1,538 cases; 451 infections confirmed in Oman

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 472

Bahrain, Israel sign historic joint communique to establish diplomatic relations

Bahrain became the second Gulf nation to establish full diplomatic relations with Israel

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Bahrain to extend all visit visas for free until January 2021

Visa holders will not be required to apply for the renewal through the e-visa website – it will be done automatically

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 1,431 new infections; total cases rise past 110,000

The new cases mark the UAE’s highest daily rise in infections

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,064 new cases, 1,271 recoveries

The registered infection count in the UAE has risen past 107,000

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Bahrain launches 10-year multiple-entry visa for US citizens

The visa allows for a stay of up to 90 days during each visit to the kingdom

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,096 cases, two deaths

The death toll in the UAE has scaled to 445

Riot Games to launch Middle East servers and Arabic language support for Valorant

The dedicated servers will be located in Bahrain

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GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,089 cases; 664 infections registered in Oman

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 438

Amazon Saudi Arabia

Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman shoppers can now buy on Amazon.ae

Final pricing on Amazon.ae to include shipping fees and customs fees

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,046 cases; 817 infections confirmed in Oman

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 436