Bahrain’s aluminium cluster grows with addition of GCC’s first plant for aluminium grain refiners

Aleastur’s new $15m hub to serve global markets GCC base to shorten lead times and strengthen regional supply chains for aluminium smelters and cast-houses Aleastur, a major European metal producer announced launching the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC’s) first state-of-the-art aluminium grain refiners and master alloys production hub at its new Middle East base in Bahrain. […]

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Economic Development Board attracts nearly $40m in tourism investments ahead of industry’s bounce back

260 jobs to be created in local tourism industry over three years Middle East’s first cylindrical aquarium and top restaurant brands among major investments in Bahrain’s tourism sector Investment chiefs optimistic about tourism industry’s future as international travel resumes Bahrain’s Economic Development Board (EDB) has attracted almost $40 million (BD 15 million) worth of investments […]

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EDB outlines initiatives to develop key economic sectors

Following the announcement of the Kingdom’s Economic Recovery Plan, initiated by the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and following the approval of the plan by the Cabinet, chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, His Excellency Khalid Ibrahim Humaidan, the […]

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Bahrain launches the fastest Global Sea-to-Air logistics Hub in the region

The multi-modal logistics hub to cut cost by 40% and turnaround time of 2 hours The Kingdom of Bahrain today launched the fastest regional multi-modal logistics hub in the region with only a 2hr turnaround time for all containers – meaning products can be with customers in half the time and at 40% of the […]

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Citi Launches Global Technology Hub in Bahrain

Hub launched in cooperation with Tamkeen and the Bahrain Economic Development Board Manama – Bahrain: Citi today inaugurated a global technology hub at its premises in Bahrain. The Citi technology hub, launched as part of a long-term strategic partnership with Tamkeen and the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), will be one of the most advanced […]

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Bahrain ranked among top twenty global economies in attracting investments

Manama, 6 September 2021 – The Kingdom of Bahrain was ranked among the top 20 global economies in attracting direct investment, according to the Financial Times’ Greenfield FDI Performance Index 2021. Bahrain ranked 15th among 84 countries from around the world that were included in the report. The Kingdom also ranked 2nd in the Gulf […]

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Can the Middle East produce a cyber-security firm to challenge Silicon Valley?

– Bahrain is fast emerging as the regional leader in key ICT industries, such as gaming, internationally connected data centres, and now cybersecurity – This content was exclusively published on Arabian Business Mon 30 August 2021: Businesses of all sizes across every sector have been disrupted and forced to undergo rapid evolution and embrace digitalisation […]

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Bahrain ranks first for ICT talent in the GCC, according to UN Report

The Kingdom of Bahrain was recently ranked as first in the GCC for availability of advanced computer programming talent in Information and Computer Technology (ICT), according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Report 2020. The ITU is a specialised agency of the UN responsible for matters related to information and communication technologies including setting the […]

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Trade between Bahrain and GCC jumps to $1.69bn in Q2

– Non-oil bilateral trade rebounds in second quarter as Bahrain recovers from pandemic – – Bahrain-UAE trade increases 76% YoY in Q2 as supply chains reopen – – Bahrain-GCC trade for the first half of 2021 reached $3.4 billion, up from $2.8 billion in H1 2020 – Manama – Bahrain 18 July 2021: Trade between […]

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