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The Kingdom of Bahrain is taking steady and promising steps to enhance the business environment in international indexes

In a discussion panel jointly organised by the Kingdom of Bahrain and the World Bank The Kingdom of Bahrain is taking steady and promising steps to enhance the business environment in international indexes ** December, 2019: In a discussion panel that was attended by officials from the World Bank and where light was casted on … Continued

NBB Takes the Lead as the First Bank in the MENA Region to Launch Open Banking Solutions

Manama – 3 December, 2019 – National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) has set a significant benchmark in the region’s financial sector by becoming the first Bank in Bahrain and the Middle East and North Africa to launch Open Banking solutions. The Bank’s new ‘Aggregator’ service was revealed during an exclusive media gathering at Capital Club, … Continued

Region’s leading personal finance comparison platform Souqalmal.com is now live in Bahrain

STARTUP MGZN, 2019 Souqalmal.com, the region’s leading personal finance comparison platform has officially launched operations in Bahrain. Not only was Souqalmal one of the first companies to be granted an e-broker license by the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) back in June, it has now become the first aggregator to introduce insurance comparison services in the … Continued

Al Salam Bank-Bahrain and MSA Capital (China) to Launch $50 million MEC Ventures Positioning Bahrain as MENA’s Gateway to the Digital Silk Road

Al Salam Bank-Bahrain and MSA Capital (China) to Launch $50 million MEC Ventures Positioning Bahrain as MENA’s Gateway to the Digital Silk Road Guangzhou, November 20th – Al Salam Bank-Bahrain (“ASBB”) has partnered with China-based MSA Capital (“MSA”) to launch Al Salam-MSA Bahrain Fund I, I.L.P. (“MEC Ventures”), a US$50 million venture capital fund which … Continued

University of Strathclyde to teach ‘pioneering’ fintech degree in Bahrain

Director of the BIBF Ahmed Al Shaikh and David Hillier, associate principal and executive dean of University of Strathclyde Business School. Picture: Contributed. The University of Strathclyde has launched a financial technology Master’s course in Bahrain, believed to be the first programme of its kind in the region. The Scottish university will deliver a part-time … Continued

Amazon Awards Specialized Cloud Computing Certifications to Employees of Five Government Entities

15 September 2019 Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon Web Services (AWS) – responsible for strategy, operations, sales and business development, awarded the AWS specialized certifications in the field of Information, Communication, and Cloud Computing to a group of outstanding employees from five public sector entities, out of 400 employees joined the … Continued

BD52m Mall of Dilmunia ‘receives great interest’

Manama: With the development being in its final stages, Dilmunia Mall has received great interest from investors and retailers across the region. Tenants have started fit-outs of units, and are currently in the process of completing store interiors, said a statement from Dilmunia Mall Development Company. According to the developer, Mall of Dilmunia aims to … Continued

Bahrain could soon turn into ‘specialised health care destination’

Investors have shown growing interest in projects on hair transplant, stem cell banks and alternative medicine, said National Health Regulatory Authority chief executive Image used for illustrative purpose. Corridor of an empty modern Japanese hospital with Japanese and English signages.Gettyimages. By Staff Writer, Gulf Daily News Bahrain could soon turn into a regional hub for specialised … Continued

Accor to open first Raffles in Bahrain

Originally published by Business Traveller Accor has announced plans to debut its luxury Raffles brand in the Kingdom of Bahrain. It will see the conversion of the luxury Al Areen Palace and Spa, pictured above, though a timeline has not been given. Accor and hotel operators GFH Financial Group said that property alterations would include the … Continued

Bahrain’s stem cell bank project expected to advance medical trials

Originally published by Gulf Daily News 2019 BAHRAIN’s plans to establish a stem cell bank are expected to advance medical trials and the adoption of new treatments across the GCC. The country’s National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) is working on the project in co-ordination with Indian investors. NHRA chief executive Dr Mariam Al Jalahma told the … Continued