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Bahrain signs eight landmark agreements to deepen economic ties with Shenzhen

SHENZHEN, NOVEMBER 17, 2018 – This week, a senior delegation from the Kingdom of Bahrain led by the Capital Governor HE Sheikh Hisham Bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa and organised by the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) visited Shenzhen to discuss opportunities to strengthen cooperation. They met with Mr Ai Xuefeng, Vice Mayor of Shenzhen and … Continued

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Bahrain Delegation to visit China to fortify economic and trade ties between the two nations

Manama, 11 November 2018: A high-level Bahrain business delegation will land in China this week on a visit organized by the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) aiming to strengthen economic and trade ties between the two countries. Bilateral relations have gathered momentum since His Majesty King Hamad’s visit to China in 2013 and Bahrain is … Continued

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KMPG report highlights Bahrain’s competitive advantages in doing business in the GCC

– The report reveals that Bahrain is leading the GCC region in cost competitiveness for doing business and living- -Specific measures include Tamkeen covering 100% of the hyperscale data centre subscriptions for 18 months for companies registered in Bahrain- -Bahrain’s utility costs are 25% cheaper than the average in the GCC- -Bahrain enjoys a cost … Continued

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Bahrain’s broad based economic recovery gathers pace in Q2 thanks to growth in non-oil sectors

 - Second quarter sees annual growth rate of 2.4% - - Construction expands at 6.7% and manufacturing by 4.5% -     Manama, 31 October 2018: Bahrain’s headline real growth rate increased sharply in the second quarter of 2018 to an annual pace of 2.4%. The data published in the Bahrain Economic Quarterly Report (BEQ) … Continued

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Bahrain’s partnership with Amazon Web Services wins UN award

– Bahrain Economic Development Board recognised for excellence in boosting sustainable investment – – UN award focuses on the promotion of Sustainable Development Goals – – Bahrain one of four to be recognised in 2018 and only country from MENA –Manama, 28 October 2018: The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) has won the United Nations’ Investment … Continued

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Bahrain tops World Bank Index for Human Capital in MENA Region

– Bahrain a high performer in education and health – – Bahrain’s Human Capital score has increased by 10% – Manama, 17 October 2018: The World Bank last week announced its inaugural Human Capital Index, with Bahrain coming in the lead for the MENA Region. Focusing on health and education, the Index measures how productive … Continued

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Bahrain Tech Week brings together Gulf innovators and global experts

 -Week-long event series concludes with Bahrain International eGovernment Forum 2018 –  – Activities include major conferences hosted by world-leading institutions including AWS, Huawei, Web Summit and MIT –Manama, Bahrain, 11 October 2018: Bahrain Tech Week concluded with the Bahrain International eGovernment Forum 2018, held at the Ritz Carlton in Bahrain. The series of events hosted … Continued

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BAHRAIN ENHANCES INVESTMENT ECOSYSTEM WITH FOUR NEW LAWS

– Legislative reforms include competition and data protection laws to encourage innovation – – New bankruptcy law will support growth in the startup ecosystem –Manama, 3 October 2018: Bahrain continues to enhance its investment ecosystem by implementing four new laws which have been officially issued by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. The … Continued

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BAHRAIN EDB ATTRACTS $810M RECORD INVESTMENT AS GCC OPPORTUNITY GATHERS MOMENTUM

– FDI inflows rise by 138% in the first three quarters compared to the same period last year – – Surpasses 2017 record figure of $733m – – Investments expected to create more than 4,200 jobs –Manama, 25 September 2018: Bahrain EDB has attracted a record number of investment as businesses from around the world continues … Continued

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