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 – Mon 30 August 2021: Businesses of all sizes across every sector have been disrupted and forced to undergo rapid evolution and embrace digitalisation because of the Covid-19 pandemic. From safer banking, […]

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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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Bahrain EDB recognised globally for its resilience in navigating the pandemic

Manama, July 14, 2021: The Economic Development Board (EDB), the country’s Investment Promotion Agency (IPA), was recognised by the international economic development organisation OCO Global for its resilience in responding to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, ranking 6th top global IPA with the most resilience to add new source markets in the 2021 […]

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PIONEERING INNOVATION & STUDENT CENTRICITY: AUBH launches Alexa Skills to connect with students through voice technology

The American University of Bahrain (AUBH) just added voice technology to its campus with the launch of two Alexa skills. The new skills are aimed at providing students, educators, and parents with the ability to use their voice to deepen the learning experience and enrich university life whilst providing critical academic and campus information. The […]

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Bahrain’s FDI inflows reach $1 Billion in 2020

Manama, June 22: Bahrain’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows increased by $1.007 billion in 2020, according to the latest World Investment Report (WIR 2021) from the UN Conference of Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The annual report charts global investment flows, analyses trade trends, and examines government policies that seek to expand world trade. The report highlighted […]

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Bahrain tops global financial attractiveness rankings for 3rd consecutive year

– Bahrain tops AIRINC Global 150 Cities Index for financial attractiveness – – Seven MENA cities in the top 16 places – Manama, May 30 2021: Bahrain has topped the globally-recognised AIRINC Global 150 Cities Index financial attractiveness ranking for the third straight year, leading impressive rankings for MENA capitals – with seven leading MENA […]

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Foundation Holdings to invest $30m in healthcare and education in Bahrain

Manama, May 27 2021: The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Foundation Holdings to invest US$30 million into launching its affiliate companies, in Bahrain including a new state of the art medical centre focused on specialised healthcare and non communicable diseases. This investment into the […]

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