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EDB and Moda Mall Co-host Middle East Council of Shopping Centres Networking Event

– Bahrain’s retail sector grew by an average of 13% in gross leasable area last year – The Economic Development Board (EDB) and Moda Mall co-hosted the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres (MECSC) networking monthly event on the 3rd of April at the mall. The networking event brought together retail industry professionals to facilitate … Continued

Eazy Financial and BENEFIT Partner to Introduce Regions First Biometric Payment Network

– Innovative FinTech services to disrupt Bahrain’s banking sector – 21 March 2018, Manama, Bahrain: The Benefit Company and Eazy Financial Services signed a strategic partnership to introduce the MENA region’s first Biometric Payment Network. Mr. Abdul Wahed Al Janahi, CEO of The Benefit Company and Mr. Khaled Al Ahli, CE of Eazy financial signed … Continued

Bahrain EDB Participates in the 2018 Career Week

21 March 2018, Manama, Bahrain: The Bahrain Economic Development Board is participating in Bahrain Training Institute’s (BTI) annual Career Week taking place from the 20th to 22nd March 2018. Guests will be able to visit a booth hosting private and public sector organisations to learn more about opportunities in the job market. The initiative is … Continued

Bahrain Participates in Innovate Finance Global Summit 2018

– Delegation of senior government and private sector leaders hold high-level talks with investors –   Manama, 20 March 2017: The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) participated in the Innovate Finance Global Summit in London, UK, on 19-20 March, convening a senior delegation to showcase investment opportunities in Bahrain’s financial services sector and position the … Continued

UK X Factor Winner James Arthur Set to Headline Bahrain Bay this weekend as part of the Spring of Culture

Manama, Bahrain Economic Development Board 20 March 2018: UK X Factor winner James Arthur will take the stage this weekend as part of the thirteenth edition of the annual festival the Spring of Culture. The concert will take place at Bahrain Bay on the 23rd of March at 8:30 pm. James Arthur embarked on his … Continued

Startup Bahrain Week Supports the Future of Innovation in the Region

- Over US $100,000 awarded to innovative startups through hackathons and bootcamps - - Notable launches included Flat6Labs Bahrain, the accelerator’s first Bahrain programme -   11 March 2018, Manama, Bahrain: Startup Week Bahrain concluded this weekend at Bahrain International Circuit following a series of events, bringing together more than 2,500 members of the regional … Continued

Likwid & Friends are set to perform a distinctive musical concert as part of the Spring of Culture this weekend

Manama, Bahrain Economic Development Board 13 March 2018: One of Bahrain’s biggest bands is set to perform this coming weekend as part of the 13th edition of the annual Spring of Culture. Likwid will headline the festival’s mainstage at Bahrain Bay on 17th March at 8:30 pm. The performance will feature other Bahraini artists who … Continued

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

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

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