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The National Bank of Bahrain Takes the Lead as the First Bank in MENA to Provide Open Banking Services

 Bahrain’s national bank partners with Tarabut Gateway, Bahrain’s first licensed open banking systems provider, to enable customers to access new digital services and aggregate all their accounts from different banks 15 May, 2019 – Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain: National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) has today taken a lead role in evolving the banking industry in … Continued

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Bahrain highlights its plans to target InsurTech as part of its FinTech strategy during UK Roadshow

Manama, 14th May 2019: A Bahraini delegation led by His Excellency Rasheed Al Maraj, Governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) concluded a successful visit to the UK. The delegation attended the renowned Innovate Finance Global Summit (IFGS), where senior executives from the Central Bank of Bahrain, Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), National Bank … Continued

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Game of hubs: The battle for the Middle East’s startup capital

Image courtesy of Shutterstock For several years, Dubai, with its strategic location and stability, has been able to establish itself as the hub for the private sector across the Middle East and North Africa (Mena). Boasting superior infrastructure, vibrant cultural and entertainment lifestyle sector, the emirate has been able to attract expatriates from across the … Continued

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5 Upcoming Tech Companies in Bahrain to Watch Out For in 2019

Bahrain’s business-friendly environment has already helped attract and nurture many startup businesses, and new startups are establishing themselves all the time. The tech startup industry, in particular, is thriving, helping to grow the Middle East technology sector and generating more jobs every year. Tech businesses new to Bahrain don’t need to navigate the startup process … Continued

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Jersey and Bahrain sign digital innovation agreement

Jersey and Bahrain have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to drive digital innovation across both jurisdictions, to encourage more women into the sector, and to assist entrepreneurs to create digital businesses, products and services – with a particular focus on those that will help the finance industry. The MoU has been … Continued

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Bahrain and Turkey sign MoU to strengthen start-up collaboration

Manama, 01 May 2019: The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), the investment promotion arm of Kingdom of Bahrain today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Istanbul Development Agency (IDA) for co-operation on the development of start-up ecosystems in their respective countries. The MoU was signed by Pakiza Abdulrahman, Manager of Business Development – … Continued

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Bahraini Business Delegation Signs $2 Billion Worth of Agreements with French Companies

On the side-lines of His Majesty the King’s visit to France Bahraini Business Delegation Signs $2 Billion Worth of Agreements with French Companies Bring the value of ongoing agreements with France up to $4.63billion   Manama/Paris, 29 April 2019: As part of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s visit to the French Republic, … Continued

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Bahraini Business Delegation visits Le Swave FinTech Incubator and signs joint cooperation agreement

During an official trip to France, a Bahraini business delegation visited “Le Swave”, the French FinTech Incubator, which has offices, showrooms and joint workplaces designed to accommodate emerging businesses in the fast-growing world of financial technology. The visit comes on the side-lines of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s visit to France that … Continued

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Jarir Bookstore to open in Bahrain with an investment of around USD 10 million (BHD 4 million)

Manama, Bahrain – 21 April 2019: Jarir Bookstore, one the largest retail stores in the GCC, announced that it will open its first branch in Bahrain. The new branch will anchor a project now under construction by First Bahrain Real Estate Development Company (First Bahrain) in Seef District. Jarir COO Mr Nassir Al Ageel noted … Continued

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