BAHRAIN EDB SIGNS THREE AGREEMENTS TO PROMOTE STRONGER ECONOMIC TIES WITH CHINA

May 25, 2017 ​Three deals were signed between Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) and  the China Hi-Tech Transfer Centre; Shenzhen Belt and Road Economy and Technology Cooperation Association; and Shenzhen Cross-Border E-Commerce Association, on the sidelines of a high-level Chinese business delegation’s visit to Bahrain. The deals aim to promote stronger economic ties […]

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Celebrating Bahrain’s Spring of Culture

March 29, 2017 Bahrain is proud of its vibrant cultural and events scene that attracts locals, tourists and sports fans. The season kicked off with the third Shop Bahrain festival, January 19 to February 18. Organised by the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) and Tamkeen, Shop Bahrain is designed to showcase the Kingdom’s […]

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Celebrating Bahrain\’s Spring of Culture

March 29, 2017 Bahrain is proud of its vibrant cultural and events scene that attracts locals, tourists and sports fans. The season kicked off with the third Shop Bahrain festival, January 19 to February 18. Organised by the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) and Tamkeen, Shop Bahrain is designed to showcase the Kingdom’s […]

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Action Hotels continues to fill the gap for mid-range hotels

March 29, 2017 ​ Leading Middle East hotel developer and owner Action Hotels is due to open a second ibis-branded hotel in Bahrain, as part of a plan to expand its portfolio of rooms to 5,000 by 2020.The new hotel, ibis Styles Manama Diplomatic Area, is intended for leisure and business visitors who want […]

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Bahrain continues to lead the way in Islamic finance

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Innovation is key at the GCC Financial Forum

March 29, 2017 ​ Around 800 financiers, economists, academics and policy-makers recently came together in Bahrain to determine how the GCC funds its future. These high-level delegates attended the sixth annual GCC Financial Forum, which took place February 27-28 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Bahrain Bay, Manama. The event featured world-renowned speakers, interviewees […]

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Agility branches out with expansion

March 29, 2017 ​ Agility, a leading global logistics provider, and the largest in the Middle East, is investing USD 10 million into expanding its Bahrain regional hub. Due for completion in late 2017, the expansion will enable Agility to meet increasing demand for sophisticated integrated logistics services across the GCC. The company […]

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Competitiveness stays strong

January 25, 2017 ​ Reports and indices from leading global bodies reaffirm Bahrain’s compelling business and lifestyle environment, while noting the excellent conditions it provides for business and investment.   The World Bank1 has recognised that a recent reduction in minimum capital requirements and better access to credit information are simplifying business set-up and […]

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Real estate transforms Bahrain’s landscape

January 25, 2017 ​ Bahrain’s real estate continues to offer potential for attractive returns. According to CBRE, a leading commercial property and real estate services company, development and diversification of land use has increased. Its Q3 2016 Bahrain MarketView Report noted an 11% rise in transactions, with developer confidence fuelled by government-funded infrastructure and […]

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Bahrain presses home financial services leadership

January 25, 2017 Events from October 2016 to February 2017 underline the pre-eminence of Bahrain in regional and global finance.   World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) Bahrain 5-7 December Now in its 23rd year, the WIBC is an invaluable opportunity for business leaders to stay abreast of important issues and developments in Islamic Banking […]

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