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Bahrain tops World Bank Index for Human Capital in MENA Region

– Bahrain a high performer in education and health – – Bahrain’s Human Capital score has increased by 10% – Manama, 17 October 2018: The World Bank last week announced its inaugural Human Capital Index, with Bahrain coming in the lead for the MENA Region. Focusing on health and education, the Index measures how productive … Continued

Fairway Group begins international expansion with Bahrain launch

Manama – Bahrain: Fairway Group – the Jersey-based independent, owner-managed fiduciary business offering trust, fund and pension services – is expanding internationally with the opening of operations in Bahrain.Initially, the new office will be used primarily to provide trust services to high net worth individuals and families, as well as provide corporate solutions. The plan is to … Continued


– Legislative reforms include competition and data protection laws to encourage innovation – – New bankruptcy law will support growth in the startup ecosystem –Manama, 3 October 2018: Bahrain continues to enhance its investment ecosystem by implementing four new laws which have been officially issued by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. The … Continued


– FDI inflows rise by 138% in the first three quarters compared to the same period last year – – Surpasses 2017 record figure of $733m – – Investments expected to create more than 4,200 jobs –Manama, 25 September 2018: Bahrain EDB has attracted a record number of investment as businesses from around the world continues … Continued

Acceleration in project momentum to drive non-oil growth in Bahrain in 2018

Growth for rest of 2018 expected to improve as project momentum acceleratesManama, 12 August 2018: An acceleration in the pace of project implementation in the first quarter of 2018 is expected to underpin faster non-oil growth in Bahrain throughout the course of the year, according to the Bahrain Economic Quarterly.The forecast for strong growth across … Continued

Bahrain Showcases Startup Ecosystem at RISE Hong Kong Summit

Economic Development Board – Manama: A high-level Bahrain business delegation, led by the Startup Bahrain initiative, Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), Tamkeen (Labour Fund), Ministry of Industry Commerce and Tourism,  as well as startup accelerators Brinc and C5 and the Nest has attended the leading business and entrepreneurship event in Asia RISE Hong Kong Summit … Continued

Flat6Labs Bahrain Officially Opens its Doors at NBB Towers, as Eight Startups Gear Up for the First Cycle

Manama, Bahrain — Flat6Labs Bahrain, supported by Tamkeen (Labour Fund), launches their Bahrain office, joining an ever-growing lineup of successful locations across the MENA region. The new premises, located on the 15th floor of the National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) towers, will serve as both a workspace to Flat6Lab’s entrepreneurs, as well as a hub … Continued

Brinc-Batelco IOT Hub Opens

– First Technology Hardware Accelerator in the Middle East Region Launched in Bahrain –   Manama, Bahrain: Brinc-Batelco IOT Hub was officially opened today in the presence of Ministers, Batelco Board members, Batelco senior executives, invited guests and Bahrain media houses. The launch took place at the Brinc-Batelco ultra high-tech new premises located on the 3rd … Continued

Updated application processes reduces approval time for land applications to 18 days – Response to growing demand for land in the Kingdom

Manama, Bahrain, 11 June 2018: Bahrain has reduced the timeframe for land applications, in response to growing demand for industrial land across the Kingdom and as part of the government’s ongoing strategic focus on supporting investors in the manufacturing sector. The initiative, introduced by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, guarantees that complete applications … Continued

HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa Opens a New Multi-Million-Dollar Mondelēz International Facility in Bahrain

His Highness Prince Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa today inaugurated Mondelēz’s state-of-the-art biscuit production and distribution plant at Salman Industrial City. The plant marks the latest addition to Mondelēz International’s global investment portfolio. During the opening ceremony, HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa acknowledged the importance of creating an attractive business environment to foster … Continued