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April 23, 2013

The GCC might just have the highest concentration of family businesses in the world. 

Business means family business in the Gulf Cooperation Council – comprising the six states bordering the Persian Gulf, namely Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Among the best known are such firms as the Kanoo Group in Bahrain and the Al Masaood Group in the UAE. Many, such as Obeikan, the Al Khorayef Group and the Zamil Group, come from Saudi Arabia, which is by far the region’s most populous country.

March 26, 2010

The Family Office Company (TFO), a Bahrain-based multifamily office, has reacted to demands from wealthy families for higher levels of quality control by announcing it has achieved the ISO 9001 quality assurance rating for all components of its business.

The Family Office Company (TFO), a Bahrain-based multifamily office, has reacted to demands from wealthy families for higher levels of quality control by announcing it has achieved the ISO 9001 quality assurance rating for all components of its business. 

July 3, 2009

The director of the new Bahrain Financial Exchange, Arshad Khan, stated yesterday he hopes to attract family-owned businesses to become prominent members of the exchange by offering funding opportunities.

The director of the new Bahrain Financial Exchange, Arshad Khan, stated yesterday he hopes to attract family-owned businesses to become prominent members of the exchange by offering funding opportunities.

January 1, 2008

When a business is passed from one generation to another, the newcomers are faced with immense pressures and responsibilities. Gordon Cairns meets two next generation members from contrasting cultures who have taken different routes to the top

When a business is passed from one generation to another, the newcomers are faced with immense pressures and responsibilities. Gordon Cairns meets two next generation members from contrasting cultures who have taken different routes to the top

For the next generation, taking over the family business does not only bring financial rewards and a boost to one's self esteem, it also brings the responsibility of securing the company that has been nurtured by generations of your family and, more importantly, taking this business forward in the modern world.

January 1, 2007

Record oil prices mean the number of HNWIs in the Middle East has risen to unprecedented levels and wealth management is now big business. Jane Dellar looks at the services being offered and the impact on the financial services industry globally

Jane Dellar is managing director of Bahrain Financial Services Development Bureau.

Record oil prices mean the number of HNWIs in the Middle East has risen to unprecedented levels and wealth management is now big business. Jane Dellar looks at the services being offered and the impact on the financial services industry globally

January 1, 2007

Families in Business speaks with Khalid Kanoo, founding member of the new Bahrain Family Business Association, about the current issues facing family businesses in Bahrain and why he would like to see more of these businesses going public in the future

Families in Business speaks with Khalid Kanoo, founding member of the new Bahrain Family Business Association, about the current issues facing family businesses in Bahrain and why he would like to see more of these businesses going public in the future

Families in Business (FIB): Why did you decide to form the Bahrain Family Business Association (BFBA)?

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