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Bahrain FinTech Bay highlights launch with announcement of startups and founding partners

Manama, 21 February 2018: Bahrain FinTech Bay (“BFB”), the largest Fintech hub in the Middle East & Africa, is pleased to announce its Founding Partners, coinciding with its launch today in Bahrain. BFB is the region’s largest fintech hub and will work with established industry leaders and new entrants from Bahrain, the region and around … Continued

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13th Spring of Culture launched at a press conference in Qala’at Al-Bahrain Site Museum

The Spring of Culture, an annual festival which commences in February each year, has announced the cultural program of its 13th edition, offering the Kingdom of Bahrain’s audience a variety of choices from all over the world and activating the local cultural landscape over the festival’s two months. The announcement was made in a press … Continued

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The Bahrain Economic Development Board Attracts US $733 Million of Investments in Record Year

– International inward investments will create more than 2,800 jobs – Manama, Bahrain, 18 February 2018: The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) today announced a record year for inward investment in 2017, having attracted 71 new companies to Bahrain with investments amounting to US $733 million.  This is expected to increase job creation by those companies by … Continued

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Bahrain to host “StartUp Bahrain Week”

– Under the Patronage of HRH the Crown Prince – – The week will feature events to educate and enable entrepreneurs, whilst showcasing the sector’s vital role in economic diversification –Manama, 17 February 2018: Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and Chairman of … Continued

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Bahrain’s non-oil sector beats expectations with 4.8% growth in the first nine months of 2017

– Overall growth of 3.6% made Bahrain the fastest-growing economy in the GCC in the period – – Momentum remains strong with estimates of non-oil growth in 2018 upgraded to 4.1% –Manama, 12th February 2018: The growth momentum of the Bahraini economy has continued to exceed expectations, with the annual pace of growth in the non-oil … Continued

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Fintastic Bahrain Week to Highlight the Future of Financial Services

– Total FinTech startup deals in MENA valued at US$66.6 million (MAGNiTT 2017) –   7 February 2018, Manama, Bahrain: The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) today announced the first Fintastic Bahrain Week from the 19th to the 21st February. The week-long series of activities will bring together around 700 international and regional financial services … Continued

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Bahrain Regional Leader in Islamic Finance Development

– Bahrain maintains second place in global ranking for fifth year in a row – – ICT Development Index acknowledge Bahrain’s ICT strong sector and its support to financial services growth, ranking Bahrain first in the MENA region once again – Manama, Bahrain – 14 January 2018: Bahrain has ranked second globally and first in … Continued

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ADGM and Bahrain Economic Development Board Sign Region’s First Mena Fintech Agreement

8 January 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE / Manama, Bahrain: Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre in Abu Dhabi, and the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) have entered into a Fintech cooperation agreement, marking a significant first in the MENA region. Signed between two of the leading MENA Fintech hubs, the agreement represents … Continued

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Bahrain to host innovation festival “unbound Bahrain”

Manama, Bahrain – 19 December 2017: “unbound Bahrain”, a two-day festival to celebrate the most innovative start-ups in the GCC region, will be taking place in Bahrain from 7-8 March 2018 at the Bahrain International Circuit. The festival is being organised by “unbound”, which specialises in global innovation events, and is being held in association … Continued

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