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Manama Named ‘Capital of Arab Tourism’ for 2020

During Bahrain’s Participation in the 22nd Session of Arab Ministerial Council for Tourism Manama, 23 December, 2019: Manama was named ‘Capital of Arab Tourism’ for 2020, it was announced during the 22nd session of the Arab Ministerial Council for Tourism, held in Al Ahsa, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the ‘Capital of Arab Tourism’ for 2019. … Continued

48 reasons to love Bahrain: from its Unesco world heritage sites to Manama’s souq

 By Katy Gillett. Published on Dec 16, 2019 in The National In honour of Bahrain's National Day, we give you 48 reasons to love the country. From its people to the lifestyle to visiting its top attractions and Unesco sites, there's plenty on offer. 1. The people Whether we’re talking about Bahrainis or the travellers … Continued

Al Salam Bank-Bahrain supports OMP Racing S.p.A. in the acquisition of Bell Racing Helmets Group

Manama, Bahrain, December 22, 2019 – Al Salam Bank-Bahrain (“Al Salam Bank”) announced its support to OMP Racing S.p.A. (“OMP”), the world’s leading motorsport safety equipment company, in its acquisition of Bell Racing Helmets International (“Bell Helmets”), the world’s top manufacturer of head protection for Formula 1 and motorsport drivers (collectively the “Group”). The combination … Continued

First global fintech firm lists on Bahrain Investment Market

Gulf Daily News By Avinash Saxena   MANAMA: Sprinkle Holding, a capital markets focused fintech firm, has become the first company to list on the Bahrain Investment Market at the Bahrain Bourse (BHB). Launched in March 2017 with six authorised sponsors operating in it, the Bahrain Investment Market, or BIM, is an equity market designed … Continued

The Kingdom of Bahrain is taking steady and promising steps to enhance the business environment in international indexes

In a discussion panel jointly organised by the Kingdom of Bahrain and the World Bank The Kingdom of Bahrain is taking steady and promising steps to enhance the business environment in international indexes ** December, 2019: In a discussion panel that was attended by officials from the World Bank and where light was casted on … Continued

Bahrain’s bankruptcy law one year on: an untested revolution

Dec 3 2019 by Asli Orbay The Kingdom  of Bahrain enacted a new bankruptcy law in December 2018, sweeping away its previous legislation and replacing it with a thoroughly modern toolkit. The law is a revolutionary improvement compared to what existed before, said lawyers polled by Debtwire. The financial crisis of a decade ago pushed various GCC countries … Continued

Revealed: how Bahrain, India plan to seek closer economic ties

Sun 1 Dec 2019 by James Mathew Bahrain's ambassador to India, Abdulrahman M Al Gaoud, says IT and aluminium are key areas to develop ties Bahrain is looking to significantly increase trade and investment relations with India, with IT (information technology) and aluminium being among the top focus areas, the kingdom’s top diplomat in India … Continued

NBB Takes the Lead as the First Bank in the MENA Region to Launch Open Banking Solutions

Manama – 3 December, 2019 – National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) has set a significant benchmark in the region’s financial sector by becoming the first Bank in Bahrain and the Middle East and North Africa to launch Open Banking solutions. The Bank’s new ‘Aggregator’ service was revealed during an exclusive media gathering at Capital Club, … Continued

Region’s leading personal finance comparison platform Souqalmal.com is now live in Bahrain

STARTUP MGZN, 2019 Souqalmal.com, the region’s leading personal finance comparison platform has officially launched operations in Bahrain. Not only was Souqalmal one of the first companies to be granted an e-broker license by the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) back in June, it has now become the first aggregator to introduce insurance comparison services in the … Continued

Attracting more than 5,000 participant and 45 local and regional speakers, Tamkeen concludes its fourth edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Startup MGZN November 28, 2019 Tamkeen concludes its fourth edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW 2019), a week that was filled with more than 45 activities and events that attracted over 5000 participants. The Global Entrepreneurship Week was held from November 17th until the 24th and it was celebrated all around Bahrain. The GEW events were organized by … Continued