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The Economist x Bahrain EDB | The Region’s Digital Transformation

The GCC is at an inflection point. Recent decades have seen governments and businesses throughout the region increasingly embrace advanced digital technologies as a source of future growth. If successful, their efforts could help drive the region’s ambitious diversification plans. Key challenges persist. A regional digital skills shortage, a lack of economic integration between GCC … Continued

‘Women are nearly a third of investors on Bahrain Bourse’

By Avinash Saxena on Gulf Daily News 09 March 2020 MANAMA: Women make up 29 per cent of total investors at Bahrain Bourse (BHB), and the value of shares held by them is currently BD580 million, Bahrain Bourse (BHB) chief operating officer Narjes Jamal has said. In a statement issued yesterday after BHB hosted a … Continued

The Italian Trade Agency (ICE) to open an office in Bahrain

Rome, Italy. 5th February 2020: The Italian Trade Agency (ICE) today announced the opening of an office in Bahrain after signing an agreement with the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), on the sidelines of an official delegation visit to the Italian Republic, led by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, … Continued

Milken Institute highlights Bahrain’s progress toward becoming a major technology and innovation hub

New report examines steps taken in recent years to attract investment while detailing challenges ahead   LOS ANGELES, January 19, 2020 – Through careful planning and bold regulatory reforms, the Kingdom of Bahrain is poised to become a major hub for finance, technology, and innovation, according to a new report released today by the Milken Institute. … 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

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

Bahrain ranked first in MENA by Islamic Finance Development Indicator for seventh consecutive year

Research by the Islamic Development Bank and Refinitiv puts Kingdom in the lead regionally and second globally Seventh consecutive first-place ranking based on robust and supportive regulation and increases in number of Islamic Banking Assets and number of institutions offering Islamic Finance Continued success comes despite backdrop of slowing growth in the Islamic Banking sector … Continued

UAE National Day 2019: 10 reasons to visit Bahrain for the long weekend

The Kingdom has plenty to offer visitors from the UAE this December Dianne Apen-Sadler November 12, 2019 2:49 PM Picking where to go for the three-day public holiday in December isn’t easy: there are dozens of places around the GCC, or even further afield in India or Sri Lanka, that might have caught your eye. There are … Continued

Bahrain Readies for $320BN Middle East AI Boom with WEF Future Tech Workshop

WEF workshop help to build global framework for Artificial Intelligence procurement Events brought together government and entrepreneurs to develop future roadmap Experts from PwC predict a $320 billion AI boom in the Middle East by 2030 Manama, Wednesday November 6 – The World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network has hosted a … Continued