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Wonder News officially launches regional headquarters in Kingdom of Bahrain

Chinese technology group to invest USD50 Million and create 500 jobsManama – Bahrain, 20 April 2019 – Chinese technology group Wonder News announced today the launch of its regional headquarters in Bahrain, which will offer services to GCC clients in the e-commerce and FinTech sectors. Wonder News will invest USD50 million and offer 500 employment … Continued

A Progressive Perspective: Areije Al Shakar, Fund Manager, Al Waha Fund of Funds

The Senior Vice-President and Head of Development Services at Bahrain Development Bank -who is also the Fund Manager at Al Waha Fund of Funds- on how her country's initiatives are enabling not just its own but the region's entrepreneurial ecosystem   “Look what Bahrain did, they were able to build a program that was ultimately … Continued

Bahrain Announces Special Programme for 100 Arab Start-Ups

Dead Sea, Jordan, 7 April 2019 – Bahrain today announced the roll-out of a new programme of support for the 100 Arab start-ups shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution, at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa. The special programme will include: Access to the Bahraini market for all companies that have been … Continued

Bahrain Welcomes First Proptech Concept Estater

Unique real estate app utilises advanced GIS analytics to offer region-specific market intelligence Seeks to benefit from Bahrain’s ease of doing business, regulatory transparency, digital-first environment and real estate sector growth   Manama, 2 April 2019: Fast becoming one of the most attractive technology hubs in the Middle East, Bahrain has marked a new milestone … Continued

StartUp Bahrain Week returns with more support for founders than ever

Manama, Bahrain – Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander, Chairman of the Economic Development Board (EDB), StartUp Bahrain Week, the community-led festival of startup events, returned to Bahrain for the second time from 3-10 March. Startup delegations were able to attend a … Continued

Shari’a compliant cryptocurrency exchange ‘Rain’ graduates CBB Regulatory Sandbox, licensure looming

Middle East focused exchange Rain has been operating within the regulatory sandbox of the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) since December 2017 and announcing their graduation today Rain is a cryptocurrency exchange that is now Shari’a compliant (certified by Shariyah Review Bureau) The company is targeting a 2019 launch rain.bhRain, a Bahrain based cryptocurrency exchange, … Continued

Middle East’s biggest innovation festival Unbound returns to Bahrain

Anchor event of StartUp Bahrain Week draws over 75 speakers and 3,000 delegates from across the region and around the world Features innovative topics including building a sustainable tech ecosystem, the growing FinTech industry, artificial intelligence, sustainability, venture capital and blockchainBAHRAIN, 20 February 2019 – World-renowned innovation festival Unbound will return to Bahrain on March … Continued

StartUp Bahrain Week draws innovators and investors to leading entrepreneurial forums

Week-long events provide insights into business-friendly Bahrain as regional centre for startups   Highlights Bahrain’s dynamic diversification drive towards a digital economy  Manama, Bahrain: 18 February 2019 – Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander, Chairman of the Bahrain  Economic Development Board (EDB), … Continued

Middle East’s FinTech revolution to be showcased in Bahrain

Financial and technology sectors converge for a week of events, conferences and workshops promoting the dynamic FinTech industry  Global tech innovator and Apple Computers co-founder Steve Wozniak headlines The GCC Financial Forum on 26-27 February, co-hosted by Euromoney Conferences   Manama, Bahrain: 11 February 2019 – Bahrain’s central role in the rapidly developing world of … Continued

Infrastructure and construction underpin continuity in Bahrain’s non-oil growth

Diversification stimulates non-oil sector expansion 2.4% year-on-year in Q3 of 2018 led by construction sector Exports of local origin products up by 9% year-on-year January-NovemberManama, 5th February 2019: Bahrain’s highly-diversified economy continues to show steady growth, where the third quarter of 2018 saw this driven yet again by the non-oil sector. The review of the Kingdom’s … Continued