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Viva Bahrain bets on data to boost revenue

DUBAI: Viva Bahrain, the country's No.2 telecom operator by income, expects data to account for at least half of revenue within two years ­— from a quarter now — as it seeks to counter a decline in co



SEC signs SR2.56bn deals for Riyadh Metro

ALKHOBAR: Saudi Electricity Co.



Sipchem restarts butanediol plant

ALKHOBAR: An affiliate of Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) restarted butanediol production on Monday after scheduled maintenance, Sipchem said.



2nd AFGB forum to explore more partnerships

The 2nd Africa Global Business Forum (AFGB) summit is being held in Dubai from Oct. 1 to 2.



Gulf stocks post strong gains despite oil slump

KUWAIT CITY: Stock markets in the energy-rich Gulf surged in the third quarter after a generally weaker April-June period, to accumulate healthy gains for the first nine months.




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