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Bahrain showcases more than USD 11 billion of mixed-use projects

Bahrain demonstrated the sheer investment potential of its real estate sector at the 16th Cityscape Global, with projects worth more than USD 11 billion. Held at Dubai World Trade Centre on 11th-13th September, this was the perfect venue for the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) and its development partners: Cityscape is the Middle East’s largest … Continued

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Avaya helps accelerate Bahrain’s digital transformation

Avaya, a recognised technology leader in unified communications, collaboration, contact centres and networking, with more than 9,700 people and 7,000 channel partners worldwide, is opening a new office in the Bahrain World Trade Centre, Manama. The company has grown swiftly in Bahrain as organisations move to reduce costs, boost productivity and enhance customer and team … Continued

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Bahrain International Investment Park and Bahrain Logistics Zone attract more than USD 200 million in six months

During the first half of 2017, Bahrain attracted an astonishing volume of inward investment to its manufacturing and logistics sector. Most of these investments have chosen Bahrain International Investment Park and Bahrain Logistics Zone to be their regional base. This large-scale commitment is expected to create around 1,000 new local jobs within three years. Manufacturing … Continued

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MIT Innovation Forum promotes pan-Arab innovation

If proof were needed that Bahrain is pre-eminent in ICT across the Middle East, a special event in Manama recently provided it. MIT Enterprise Pan Arab held its first-ever Innovation Forum for the Arab world at the Four Seasons Hotel on 27th-28th September. It was hosted in partnership with the EDB and Investcorp, a leading … Continued

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Crowdfunding takes Bahrain FinTech up a gear

New regulations released in August 2017 by the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) promise to enhance Bahrain’s position as an FinTech powerhouse. The new regulations, which cover both conventional and Shari’a-compliant investment, enable small and medium-sized businesses in Bahrain and across MENA to raise capital through crowdfunding. As a means of funding, of course, crowdfunding … Continued

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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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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

March 29, 2017   ​  

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