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Bahrain sets framework for $9.3 billion bond issue

Bahrain sets framework for $9.3 billion bond issue | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
DUBAI, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Bahrain has set up a frameworkto issue up to 3.5 billion dinars ($9.3 billion) in bonds, thestate news agency BNA reported on Monday, after the Gulf Arabstate faced ratings...
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Bahrain landlords slash rents on commercial property - Real Estate - ArabianBusiness.com

Bahrain landlords slash rents on commercial property - Real Estate - ArabianBusiness.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Bahrain landlords are slashing rents, offering lease-free periods and three-month contracts on commercial property in a bid to beat the recent lull caused by the country’s social unrest, real estate experts have said.

 

Protesters:  Keep up the good work!  The regime must be brought to its financial knees.....

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Bahrain economy seen shrinking 1.6% in 2011 - Politics & Economics - ArabianBusiness.com

Bahrain economy seen shrinking 1.6% in 2011 - Politics & Economics - ArabianBusiness.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Bahrain is set to see its economy contract by 1.6 percent this year on the back of the social unrest that hit the country earlier this year, Business Monitor International has said in a new report.

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GOP gearing up to commemorate World Maritime Day 2011

GOP gearing up to commemorate World Maritime Day 2011 | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

The Kingdom of Bahrain will join the rest of the world in commemorating WMD in a week-long festival from the 25th to the 29th of September, 2011.

Commenting on the announcement of the Bahrain Maritime Festival (BMF), Hassan Ali Al Majed, Director General of GOP said: “The Bahrain Maritime Festival is one of the major initiatives undertaken by the GOP to spread awareness about Bahrain’s maritime industry.... At GOP, our strategy is to boost Bahrain’s position as a global maritime centre, and we believe that the BMF is an excellent channel to help us achieve our strategy.”

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Protesters need to disrupt this event to: 1. bring awareness of the Domocracy struggle within Bahrain, 2. To disrupt business and economically cripple the Khalifa regime.  When ALL Bahrainis feel the economic pressure of the Democracy reform movement, then the Khalifa regime will enter serious Dialogues for reform!  [Fireworks, protests, scarecrows, cyber-attacks, ...]

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Credit Agricole to close Bahrain office - report | Reuters

Credit Agricole to close Bahrain office - report | Reuters | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

French bank Credit Agricole CARG.PA is to close its office in Bahrain and move its staff to Dubai, International Financing Review (IFR) said on Sunday, in a blow to the Gulf kingdom's status as a regional banking hub following widespread unrest.

"While sources said that the move has been talked about for some time, they admitted that the unrest which affected the country earlier this year did have some impact on the decision," said IFR, a Thomson Reuters service.

 

The Democracy movement must continue to bring the Al-Khalifa regime under economic pressure to force the issue of Democratic reforms!  SUCCESS!

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Business Line : Industry & Economy / Economy : Unrest in Bahrain, Egypt cost IHG $4 m in Q2

DUBAI, AUG 10:
Unrest in Bahrain and Egypt cost InterContinental Hotels Group’s (IHG) Middle East operations $4 million in the second quarter of 2011, the UK-based hotel has said.

The company said revenue per available room (revPAR) in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) increased 4 per cent during the quarter, but would have been better had it not been for problems in Bahrain and Egypt.

Excluding Egypt (10 hotels) and Bahrain (2 hotels), where the political unrest resulted in significant declines, revPAR would have risen 5.3 per cent, the company said in a statement.

 

KEEP THE PRESSURE ON THE REGIME, KEEP THE PRESSURE ON ALL BUSINESSES.  BRING THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE FREEDOM MOVEMENT TO THE WALLETS OF ALL BAHRAIN, SHIA & SUNNI ALIKE.  THEN, THE KHALIFAS WILL BE FORCED TO RESPOND TO JUST DEMOCRATIC REFORMS !

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Bahrain Boat Show International 2011 to be held in November | Bahrain Boat Show International | AMEinfo.com

Bahrain Boat Show International 2011 to be held in November | Bahrain Boat Show International | AMEinfo.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Knotika Holding announced that the Bahrain Boat Show International 2011 has been rescheduled will take place at Amwaj Marina from November 23rd to 26th in partnership with the Economic Development...

 

We need to do everything in our power to cause this to not happen, like the F1 race and the Golf Tourny!

Knotika Holding must know of the PR nightmare of dealing with the criminal Khalifa regime!  Please contact Knotika and tell them of the tortures, murders, illegal detentions, etc...

Knotika Holding FZE

Sheikh Zayed Rd. P.O. Box 54070 Dubai, UAE

Tel: + 971 4 303 9999

Fax + 971 4 303 9888

www.knotika.com

 

email: info@knotika.com

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ali jassim's comment, August 9, 2011 10:19 PM
we haraini peaple dont want this in bahrain beacouse the regime killing bahraini peaple
divid's comment, August 11, 2011 1:32 AM
please dont do this show in Bahrain.. our regime is killing us and not giving us our minimum rights
yousif 's comment, August 11, 2011 3:09 AM
no events while regime still killing us
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' I'll take a large Lulu roundabout with extra cheese........'

' I'll take a large Lulu roundabout with extra cheese........' | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
This is extremely creative! This is extremely patriotic! This has got to be one of the most clever sales ploys ever! I love it! I would order one if I wasn't outside the delivery range!

Looks tasty too......
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Bahrain office rents continue to fall | The Economy | CPI Financial

Bahrain office rents continue to fall | The Economy | CPI Financial | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Knight Frank reports office rents in Bahrain down for the third consecutive year following the peak of the market in 2008...


Knight Frank believes that instilling “confidence” back into the real estate market will be the key to any future success for the country

Protesters need to keep pressure on the regime by NOT allowing there to be any 'confidence' in Bahraini markets!
When even the Sunni feel the bite of the bad Khalifa economy, the endtimes of the evil Khalifas will be at hand! General strikes, protests, economic disruptions of all manner must be masterminded!
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Planet Greed is Doomed....Unless

A visitor from Planet We Are All One drops in to visit a citizen of Planet Greed.


Try visiting Planel Khalifa if you want to see a planet greed on steroids!.....totally out of control!
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Human rights groups push Bahrain to investigate worker dismissals

More than 2,000 workers in Bahrain have been fired from state-linked firms and government jobs in apparent retribution for participating in pro-democracy protests earlier this year, Human Rights Watch said Friday.
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Stripping perceived opposition supporters of their jobs would mark an expansion of the crackdown by targeting people’s livelihoods as a warning to others not to return to the streets.

The New York-based rights group said more than 2,000 workers and union activists were dismissed from jobs at government ministries, schools, hospitals and firms that include the state-run Bahrain Petroleum Company.

“The dismissals may have violated Bahraini labor laws as well as international standards, in particular those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of political opinion,” the rights group said in a statement calling on Bahraini authorities to investigate and reinstate unlawfully dismissed workers.
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Human Rights Watch also said Bahrain’s Education Ministry has fired 111 employees since April and the government also disbanded the Teachers Association.

Last month, the Geneva-based International Labor Organization sharply criticized the dismissal of workers and urged Bahrain to reinstate them.

In May, a major U.S.-based labor group asked Washington to suspend a free trade pact with Bahrain in response to the purging of union leaders accused of supporting pro-reform protests.

Bahrain’s Shiites account for about 70 percent of the kingdom’s population, but they claim systematic discrimination, including being blocked from top military and political posts. Their revolt in February – inspired by other Arab uprisings around the region – has been by far the biggest domestic challenge to any Gulf ruler in decades.

At least 32 people have died and hundreds of protesters, opposition activists and Shiite professionals like doctors and lawyers have been detained during five months of demonstrations and crackdowns. Dozens of them have been tried in a special security tribunal, including eight prominent opposition figures who were convicted of anti-state crimes last month and sentenced to life imprisonment.
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The so-called national dialogue began July 2. Earlier this week, the delegates of the main opposition party, Al-Wefaq, threatened to pull out of talks because they said the government is not willing to discuss political reform.

Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2011/Jul-16/Human-rights-groups-push-Bahrain-to-investigate-worker-dismissals.ashx#ixzz1SDwINPLH
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)
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Bahrain financial woes worsened by Libya - UPI.com

Bahrain financial woes worsened by Libya - UPI.com | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
MANAMA, Bahrain, July 11 (UPI) -- Bahrain's financial problems from political unrest are being made worse by investment links to embattled Libya, a widely known issue in the financial industry that came to the fore as Moody's downgraded Arab Banking Corp., the kingdom's banking giant.
Earlier this year Bahrain suffered downgrades of its sovereign debt ratings by in response to the government's violent crackdown on political activists.
The ABC downgrades could be more far-reaching, however, because of very large Libyan stake in the bank, analysts said.
Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Special/2011/07/11/Bahrain-financial-woes-worsened-by-Libya/UPI-50091310422872/#ixzz1RqVjnfQi
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"ألبا" تتخطى حاجز 400 مُسرَّح و"بابكو" الـ300 والمجموع يرتفع لـ2141 - صوت المنامة - البحرين (Powered by Alhajar portal)

"ألبا" تتخطى حاجز 400 مُسرَّح و"بابكو" الـ300 والمجموع يرتفع لـ2141 - صوت المنامة - البحرين (Powered by Alhajar portal) | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
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Bahrain's growth slows due to impact of unrest

Bahrain's growth slows due to impact of unrest | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Island's annual figures lowest since 2008...

 

Keep the pressure on the Regime....

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Well-off Bahrainis may soon feel sting of taxes, subsidy cuts - Washington Times

MANAMA, Bahrain — You could say that Bahrainis have it all — low inflation and unemployment; free housing, health care and college tuition; and discounts on gas, food and utilities. They soon could have one more thing: taxes.

Bahrain’s finance minister says his country might need to introduce taxes — and subsidy cuts — to avoid future shortages. “We have to work the numbers, and we have to work with our people on the numbers,” Sheik Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa told The Washington Times.

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Mega project to spur Bahrain investments

Mega project to spur Bahrain investments | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
The massive new BD200 million ($530.4 million) Manama Central Market development project will send a clear message to global investors that Bahrain is stable and open for business.

 

This had better mean jobs for ALL Bahrainis equally.....Housing for ALL Bahrainis equally.......Storefronts and marketspace for ALL Bahrainis equally!

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Credit Agricole will not be the last bank to shut shop in Bahrain

The consequences of Bahrain’s turbulent spring are mounting.
First, the Formula 1 Grand Prix was cancelled, now Credit Agricole has decided to shift its regional headquarters to Dubai.
The French lender’s move is a blow for the one-time regional financial hub of the Arabian Gulf region. But the Shia led protests earlier this year and subsequent crackdown by Bahrain’s Sunni-ruling minority – with the help of troops from its Arab neighbours – is only one reason why financial institutions are saying bye-bye to Bahrain.

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Democracy blast for Bahrain fire contract - Local - lep.co.uk

Democracy blast for Bahrain fire contract - Local - lep.co.uk | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Lancashire fire chiefs are poised to sign a £100,000 training contract with a Gulf state which has been condemned for human rights abuses.

Today, a pro-democracy campaigner called for the deal with the Kingdom of Bahrain to be abandoned, in the wake of its brutal repression of a recent uprising.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service has already earned £100,000 from two contracts, with the chief fire officer of Bahrain, to bring new Bahraini firefighter recruits to Lancashire.

It is now due to sign a new deal worth £100,000, which will see 10 students take part in a 13-week course.

Saeed Shehabi, 56, a Bahraini national, who lobbies for democratic reform with the Bahrain Liberation Movement, claimed genuine democracies

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Bahrain Escapes Downgrade at Fitch After Political Risk Abates

Bahrain’s creditworthiness escaped a possible downgrade at Fitch Ratings because of reduced near-term political and economic risks in the island-kingdom that contended with anti-government protests earlier this year.

 

Can economic pressure on the Khalifa regime be escalated by using anti-regime protests to lower the Bahraini national credit ratings?  Further de-stabilizing the regime via credit costs?

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Cluttons releases Bahrain market update Q2 2011

Cluttons releases Bahrain market update Q2 2011 | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it

Like other real estate properties the retail market too has suffered greatly because of the unrest in the country, reduction in tourist spending coupled with reluctance on the part of retailers to progress with expansion plans. As supply continues to come online, the main challenges facing landlords remain attracting and retaining tenants. To this end landlords have been forced to offer increased incentives to existing and potential tenants.  

 

Protesters must keep tenants thinking twice before leasing in Bahrain....

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Islamic megabank likely based in Bahrain -Al Baraka CEO

DUBAI/JEDDAH, Aug 2 (Reuters) - A long-touted $3 billionIslamic megabank is more likely to be established in Bahrainalthough a final decision has not yet been made, the chiefexecutive of Al Baraka Bank...


KEEP PRESSURE ON THE REGIME AND DISRUPT THE ECONOMY IN ALL WAYS! THIS BANK MUST SEE QATAR AS THE BETTER CHOICE!
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Fault Lines - The US and the New Middle East: BAHRAIN - Pt 1.

Oil, the 5th Fleet, Arms deals, & combating Iran: The REAL motivations behind US policy towards Bahrain. View the Saudi sacrileges, hear the US foreign policy personel rationalize our policies, witness the American hypocrisy!
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OpEdNews - Article: Crackdowns, Torture and Intimidation in Bahrain

OpEdNews - Article: Crackdowns, Torture and Intimidation in Bahrain | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
Bahrain police state... Crackdowns, Torture and Intimidation in Bahrain - by Stephen Lendman

Largely ignored by Washington, Western governments, and America's media, the ruling Al Khalifa monarchy continues cracking down brutally against nonviolent protesters since civil resistance began last February.
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LABOUR TIME: BWI: Sackings Continue

LABOUR TIME: BWI: Sackings Continue | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
According to BWI’s affiliate the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions, currently there are more than 2,200 workers who have been dismissed out of a local Bahraini work force of 140,000. Unfortunately under the current Unemployment scheme these workers do not qualify for unemployment insurance as these dismissals are considered to be disciplinary action.

The union has stated, “An average Bahraini family consists of six persons and on this basis, this means that at least 12,000 Bahraini are without an income.”
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«رويترز»: الاحتجاجات تضر القطاعين المالي والسياحي في البحرين | محليات - صحيفة الوسط البحرينية - مملكة البحرين

«رويترز»: الاحتجاجات تضر القطاعين المالي والسياحي في البحرين | محليات - صحيفة الوسط البحرينية - مملكة البحرين | Human Rights and the Will to be free | Scoop.it
تضرر القطاعان المالي والسياحي في البحرين بفعل الاحتجاجات التي اندلعت في البلاد، وسيستغرق الأمر حتى النصف الثاني من 2011 على الأقل لتتمكن مملكة البحرين من استرداد سمعتها كمركز لأنشطة الأعمال.وأوضحت رويترز أمس الثلثاء (1 مارس/ آذار 2011) أن «البحرين...| Bahrain economy: downturn in tourism
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