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Bahrain central bank follows Fed to lift interest rates by 25 bps
The Central Bank of Bahrain lifted its key interest rates by 25 basis points on Wednesday, following the Federal Reserve's hike of the same size.
The one-week deposit facility rate increased to 5.5% from 5.25% and the overnight deposit rate was raised to 5.25% from 5%, a central bank statement said.
The four-week deposit rate increased to 6.25% and the lending rate rose to 6.75%, it added.
Saudi dates exports surges by 5.4% in 2022
The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA) has revealed that the Saudi date exports recorded an increase by 5.4% in 2022, compared to 2021, exceeding SR1 billion ...
20 Umrah pilgrims killed in bus crash near Abha
At least 20 Umrah pilgrims were killed and 29 others injured when a bus carrying the pilgrims overturned and caught fire at Aqaba Shaar in the southern Asir region Monday aftern...
Israel's president joins calls to ditch judicial reform
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to overhaul the judiciary was facing mounting opposition on Monday, with the country's ceremonial president urging for an immediate halt...
Ministry of Interior: No license for firearms to people with criminal records
The Ministry of Interior has announced that no licenses for firearms will be issued to anyone with a criminal record. This is one of the terms and conditions for obtaining a lic...
KAUST partnerships in China to accelerate knowledge, technology exchange
As a leading institute of research excellence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) joined forces with leading business and ...
SR2,000 fine if not making way for ambulances
The General Directorate of Traffic (Muroor) has revealed the penalties that will be imposed on violators of traffic instructions regarding making way for ambulances.
CST seeks feedback from public on maritime radio services document
The Communications, Space and Technology Commission (CST) has invited the public to submit their input on the Maritime Radio Services Regulations Document, which aims to regulat...
Online trolls are taking a toll in China
Six months after sharing a photograph on Chinese social media celebrating her graduate school admission with her bedridden grandfather, Zheng Linghua died.
Guidelines issued for fencing construction sites
Minister of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing Majed Al-Hogail has approved the guidelines for fencing construction sites for residential, commercial and governmental projects...
Saudi Arabia bans poultry from Argentine region, lifts ban on French imports
The Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) has imposed a temporary ban on the import of poultry meat, table eggs and allied products from Buenos Aires, Argentina, following the ou...
Saeed Al-Ghamdi appointed as new SNB Chairman
Saudi National Bank (SNB) has appointed Saeed Mohammed Al-Ghamdi as its new chairman.
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Saudi Arabia To Introduce Yoga In Universities
Middle East real estate market to see strong growth in 2023, predicts CBRE.
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