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Bahrain to participate in transport logistic exhibition in Munich

May 08, 2017 ​ – Delegates to hold high-level meetings with exhibitors and investors –   Manama, 8th May 2017: The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) will participate in Transport Logistic Exhibition in Munich this week. A high-level delegation will showcase investment opportunities within Bahrain’s growing transportation and logistics sector.    The Bahrain delegation […]

Mastercard Inaugurates First Office in Bahrain

May 03, 2017 ​ Opening of a dedicated office reinforces Mastercard’s commitment to strengthening its presence in the wider Middle East & Africa region   Dubai, UAE – 03 May 2017: Mastercard, a leading technology company in the global payments industry, has inaugurated its first dedicated office in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The move […]

15 Hotels Worth US$10 billion to Open in Bahrain by 2020 • Room capacity to increase by 4,000 rooms

April 26, 2017   According to figures released in the latest Bahrain Economic Quarterly (BEQ) by the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), the Kingdom’s hotel and restaurant sector witnessed robust growth at a rate of 3%. This was underpinned by plans to establish 15 new five and four-star hotels and beachfront resorts, with a […]

KuveytTurk Turkey to relocate gulf operations to Bahrain

April 18, 2017   Manama, 18 April 2017: Kuwait Turkish Participation Bank Inc (Kuveyt Turk), Kuwait Finance House’s leading subsidiary in Turkey, has announced today the relocation of its Gulf operations and staff to Bahrain. Following the move, KuveytTurk Bank will centralize its regional Treasury activities out of Bahrain under its existing wholesale banking […]

MALAYSIA’S SIRIM QAS International opens regional branch office in Bahrain

April 09, 2017   MANAMA, 9th April 2017 – SIRIM QAS International, Malaysia’s premier certification and testing body, has opened its maiden branch office in the Middle East in Manama, Bahrain. Upon opening, SIRIM QAS International will be offering the IECEx certification of personnel competence for explosive atmospheres, IECEx certified service facilities certification, product […]

Spring of Culture Events Continue with “A Tale or Two for Alef”

April 05, 2017    Manama – Economic Development Board, 5th April 2017: Spring of Culture continues this weekend with the children’s play, “A Tale or Two for Alef” The play starts on Thursday 6th April and is being performed over a period of three days.   “A Tale or Two for Alef” draws on […]

New laws bring Bahrain on par with international financial capitals

April 03, 2017   Bahrain First in GCC to Integrate Laws in Legal System -EDB and CBB to Promote laws to Financial Institutions-   Manama, 3rd April 2017: Bahrain’s latest three financial laws will be the focus of an outreach programme introduced by the Economic Development Board (EDB) in partnership with the Central Bank […]

H.R.H the Crown Prince stresses the importance of economic competitiveness in latest EDB Board meeting

April 02, 2017 Manama, 2nd April 2017:  His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, First Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Economic Development Board (EDB) chaired the EDB’s board meeting at the organisation’s offices in Bahrain Bay. At the meeting, His Royal Highness stressed the importance of strengthening […]

Innovation is key at the GCC Financial Forum

March 29, 2017 ​ Around 800 financiers, economists, academics and policy-makers recently came together in Bahrain to determine how the GCC funds its future. These high-level delegates attended the sixth annual GCC Financial Forum, which took place February 27-28 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Bahrain Bay, Manama. The event featured world-renowned speakers, interviewees […]

Agility branches out with expansion

March 29, 2017 ​ Agility, a leading global logistics provider, and the largest in the Middle East, is investing USD 10 million into expanding its Bahrain regional hub. Due for completion in late 2017, the expansion will enable Agility to meet increasing demand for sophisticated integrated logistics services across the GCC. The company […]