Bahrain Ranks 1st in MENA in Trade, Investment and Financial Freedom for the Third Consecutive Year

Bahrain has achieved the ranking of 1st in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in trade, investment, and financial freedom for the third consecutive year according to the 2024 Index of Economic Freedom, an annual guide published by The Heritage Foundation, Washington’s leading think tank. With an economic freedom score higher than the world […]

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Edamah Signs Lease Agreement with ‘Interlink’ for Over USD 200 million Facility in Bahrain

The lease signing was fast-tracked due to Interlink’s project being awarded the Golden License Edamah, the real estate arm of the Kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund, Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company “Mumtalakat”, has recently signed a 25-year lease agreement with Bahrain Titanium, a subsidiary of Interlink Metals & Chemicals AG (Interlink), for a 50,000 sqm industrial plot […]

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Bahrain Tops Regional and Global Rankings in 2023

Bolstered by its Business-friendly environment, progressive legislation, and highly skilled talent pool Bahrain has secured high rankings across a considerable number of global indices and reports that analyse the macro environment, quality of the business ecosystem and map Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) statistics, solidifying its status as a trusted global investment hub. With its liberal […]

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Bahrain’s Golden License Attracts USD 2.4 Billion in Investment Contributing to Economic Diversification & Growth

The island nation of Bahrain reported a total of USD 2.4 billion in investment stemming from 9 major projects, which are set to generate 3,000 employment opportunities following the introduction of its Golden License in April 2023. The initiative, which delivers white-glove treatment and first-priority allocation on key project milestones such as land allocation, aims […]

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Bahrain EDB and Georgetown University Discuss Impact of Digital Laws and Emerging Technologies on Trade

Bahrain Economic Development Board (Bahrain EDB) and Georgetown Law School co-hosted the seminar “Innovating Trade: The Impact of Digital Laws and Emerging Technologies” at the Ritz-Carlton Bahrain. Through a series of case studies presented and roundtable discussions, the seminar examined the profound effects of digital legislation and technological innovations on international trade. Discussions focused on […]

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Bahrain Earns Above Average Global Scores Cementing its Innovative Talent on WEF’s Future of Growth Report 2024

Bahrain has achieved impressive results on the first edition of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Future of Growth Report 2024, performing exceptionally well across several indices, placing higher than the global average scores for talent availability (above 66) and for digital and technology talent (above 67) under the talent ecosystem category. The report aims to […]

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H.E. Noor bint Ali Alkhulaif Joins Bahrain EDB as Chief Executive

The Minister of Sustainable Development of Bahrain, H.E. Noor bint Ali Alkhulaif has joined Bahrain Economic Development Board (Bahrain EDB) as Chief Executive. The strategic appointment echoes the commitment of Bahrain in aligning its economic growth and diversification journey with its long-term vision for sustainable development. As Minister of Sustainable Development and in her newly […]

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Bahrain Attracts a Record USD 1.7 Billion in Investments for 2023 Boosting Job Creation and Sustainable Economic Growth

A thriving business friendly and favourable tax environment, progressive legislation, and a highly skilled diverse talent pool cement Bahrain’s attractiveness as a leading destination for investment. Bahrain Economic Development Board (Bahrain EDB), supported by Team Bahrain, has achieved a remarkable milestone securing a record level of investments upwards of USD 1.7 billion in 2023, marking […]

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Bahrain Ranks 1st Globally for Islamic Finance Regulations

Bahrain secured a ranking 1st globally in Islamic Finance Regulations in this year’s edition of the ICD-LSEG Islamic Finance Development Report, cementing the island nation’s standing as a leading pioneer in Islamic financial regulation on an international level. Assessing the global industry’s performance during 2022, the report demonstrated the transformation of the Islamic finance industry […]

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