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World Bank Doing Business 2020: Everything you need to know about Bahrain’s world economy rankings

At a time when major reforms are happening across the Middle East, Bahrain has been placed among the top 10 most-improved economies in the world in the World Bank’s Doing Business 2020 report. Here's everything you need to know about the Kingdom's improved ranking. What is the Doing Business 2020 report? Launched in 2002 by … Continued

Bahrain Makes History as First Nation to Enact UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records

Electronic commerce, more than any other facet of the economy, holds the potential to transform the GCC in exciting ways over the next few years. Taking into consideration that mobile phone subscriptions have already outpaced population numbers throughout the region – by 2.1 times in Bahrain and the UAE, for instance – it is a … Continued

Record year sees 13.2% increase in investment

Bahrain has long been known as a regional pioneer in building and sustaining a robust and future-ready economy. It was the first GCC country to diversify away from oil, granting the private sector a vital role in the Kingdom’s economic growth. These developments build on a firmly established business ecosystem in Bahrain. Bahrain is due to implement four new laws to build on its firmly established business ecosystem. 

Why start a business in Bahrain?

When we speak to investors, one of the first questions we get asked is how they can access the GCC market. Our role at the EDB goes far beyond investment promotion – we help businesses throughout the setup process and beyond. Our aim is to help identify and connect sector-specific opportunities with the GCC market – so we work with entities across the public and private sector to help achieve this.

New laws to power businesses in Bahrain

Bahrain has long been known as a regional pioneer in building and sustaining a robust and future-ready economy. It was the first GCC country to diversify away from oil, granting the private sector a vital role in the Kingdom’s economic growth. These developments build on a firmly established business ecosystem in Bahrain. Bahrain is due to implement four new laws to build on its firmly established business ecosystem. 

Team Bahrain: A successful model of private-public collaboration

Team Bahrain is about Bahrain’s agile government working together and with the private sector to create bespoke solutions for investors and entrepreneurs looking to base their activities in the Kingdom.

Welcoming disruption, spurring innovation: Bahrain’s booming tech sector

Technology-led innovation is disrupting economies around the world, and here in the GCC it’s a central pillar of the radical economic transformation that is creating exciting new opportunities across the region.

Bahrain’s Trusts Law: leading the region in providing stability for business

Bahrain has implemented a number of initiatives in recent years, aimed at making it easier to do business in the Kingdom. Among the most prominent of these is the new Trusts Law – putting Bahrain on par with many of the world’s leading international financial centers and opening a range of new opportunities for individuals and businesses.