The Bahrain All Share Index (BASI) in Manama gained 0.10% to close at . Shares of Aluminium Bahrain, known as Alba, posted the largest advance, ending 0.90% higher at BD0.555. Bahrain Telecom or Batelco declined half a per cent to BD0.392. Year-to-date the BASI has lost a fith of its value. Bahrain still suffers from the unrest in February/March, but the government has taken steps to ease tensions and to punish those security personel which are responsible for killings of demonstrators. Only a quarter of Bahrain's hotel rooms are occupied.
Bahrain Bourse implements new market rules
Bahrain Bourse (BHB) will start implementing new market rules as of Monday, 1st of September 2014 which were approved by BHB’s Board of Directors in June. Brokers were given a six-month transitional
GCC ports serving range of strategic interests
The Gulf’s oil bonanza and resulting economic windfall has in recent years placed unprecedented burden on the region’s transport infrastructure, impacting its ability to trade efficiently with the ou