Bahrain ranks 1st globally in female digital skills training and STEM education  

Bahrain ranked 1st globally in multiple subindices within Metas’ (Facebook) Inclusive Internet Index conducted by Economist Impact, including national female e-inclusion policies, female digital skills training & STEM education, open data policies, and privacy regulations. The Inclusive Internet Index 2022 measures whether the internet is accessible and affordable in each country and how much it […]

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Bahrain’s Spire Technologies expands in MENA with a BD 15 million investment plan supported by Bahrain Economic Development Board.  

Spire, the premier Open Banking provider in the GCC is set to expand its operations in Bahrain and the MENA region through a 15 million BD investment plan, with support from the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB). This expansion will create 200 jobs over the next three years in high-value data sciences and artificial intelligence […]

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Al Bayrooni launches first stand-alone kidney treatment centre in Bahrain

With support from the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), Al Bayrooni Dialysis, Bahrain’s first stand-alone dialysis centre for treating kidney diseases and conditions, has launched in Bahrain with a US $1.4M+ facility. The centre includes a full-spectrum of high-quality kidney care services focused on the needs of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients. It is dedicated […]

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FDI inflows to Bahrain increase by 73% in 2021, surpassing global average

Bahrain’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows increased by US$1.766 billion in 2021, marking a 73% year-on-year increase and surpassing the global FDI average growth, according to the 2022 World Investment Report issued by the United Nations Conference of Trade and Development (UNCTAD). According to the report, the Kingdom’s inward FDI stocks increased by 6% from […]

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Bahrain Ranks 1st in Ground and Port Infrastructure according to WEF’s 2021 Travel and Tourism Development Index

Bahrain ranks first amongst Arab countries and second in MENA in Ground and Port Infrastructure, according to the World Economic Forum’s 2021 Travel and Tourism Development Index. The report also highlighted strong placements for Kingdom, including ranking 12th globally in business environment. Amongst GCC countries, Bahrain ranked second in the following areas: travel and tourism […]

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Bahrain ranks 2nd in MENA and 3rd globally in Islamic Finance

The Kingdom of Bahrain ranked second in MENA and third globally in Islamic finance, one of the key areas in the 2022 State of the Global Islamic Economy Indicator by DinarStandard, a growth strategy research and advisory firm empowering organizations for profitable and responsible global impact. The indicator measures the development of the Islamic economy […]

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Binance awarded crypto-asset service provider license in the Kingdom of Bahrain

Binance, the world’s leading blockchain and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider, today announces that it has been granted a crypto-asset service provider license from the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB). This landmark achievement for Binance represents its first license as a crypto-asset provider in The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) and demonstrates […]

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Bahrain among top 15 markets worldwide in the Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index

The Kingdom of Bahrain ranked 15th overall among the world’s most competitive emerging markets and fifth in the area of business fundamentals, according to the 2022 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index. The Index ranks 50 countries by factors that make them attractive to logistics providers, freight forwarders, shipping lines, air cargo carriers, and distributors. It […]

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Bahrain ranks 1st in MENA for financial, investment, and trade freedom according to the Heritage Foundation Index

According to the 2022 Index of Economic Freedom published by the Heritage Foundation, Bahrain ranked first in MENA for financial, investment, and trade freedom. Amongst MENA countries, Bahrain ranked 4th for overall economic freedom. According to the report, Bahrain’s “overall investment framework remains transparent, and foreign and domestic investors are treated equally. The financial system […]

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