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Beneficial conflicts

Beneficial conflicts

10 Dec, '0730 Comments

I’ve just come back from a very interesting talk given by Dr. Khaled Abdulla who was a guest speaker at tonights Rotary Club of Adliya meeting. Dr. Khaled is one of the pre-eminent economists in Bahrain as his very successful career asserts. In tonight’s talk entitled “Oil Prices and Impact on the Economy“, he posed […]

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Scorned by a friend, championed by the enemy?

Scorned by a friend, championed by the enemy?

18 Nov, '0728 Comments

There must have been quite a run on dental surgeries over the last couple of days which continues today and possibly for a few days to come. The reason is not a sudden national oral hygiene awareness, but a condition borne of gnashed teeth to the point of shattering! Why I hear you ask? Well, […]

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Corruption Index slips again

Corruption Index slips again

27 Sep, '0713 Comments

When the crown prince announced that we must eradicate corruption in our country, he couldn’t have timed it better. I don’t know whether the thing that prompted both him and the prime minister to reiterate their intention to correct this situation is due to them receiving advance copies of the 2007 CPI Report or they […]

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The Bahraini Economy Excels

24 Aug, '0716 Comments

I’ve got some Good News™ for you guys: As an exercise in deflating pessimism it couldn’t have been better. The merchants of doom and gloom have been predicating their comments on declining oil reserves for years, with the implicit rider that the entire economy of the kingdom was destined to plummet down a slippery slope. […]

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Mine is bigger!

Mine is bigger!

15 Jul, '0728 Comments

The race for the tallest building has never abated, I don’t think, since man started building abodes, but now it is just getting silly: But Burj Dubai may not hold the record for long. Another Dubai skyscraper, Al Burj, is slated to begin this year with a rumoured height of 1.2 kilometres. More tentatively, two […]

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