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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Bahrain showcases more than USD 11 billion of mixed-use projects

Bahrain demonstrated the sheer investment potential of its real estate sector at the 16th Cityscape Global, with projects worth more than USD 11 billion. Held at Dubai World Trade Centre on 11th-13th September, this was the perfect venue for the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) and its development partners: Cityscape is the Middle East’s largest … Continued

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