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‘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

Why Bahrain can become a major hub for finance and technology

Reposted from Arabian Business   Through careful planning and bold regulatory reforms, Bahrain is poised to become a major hub for finance, technology and innovation, according to a new report by the Milken Institute. However it added that Bahrain needs to continue its efforts to overcome challenges and achieve the objectives laid out in the … 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

Standard Chartered partners with Bahrain FinTech Bay to foster fintech innovation in the Kingdom

Manama - Bahrain – Standard Chartered and Bahrain Fintech Bay announced a strategic partnership to support Bahrain’s fintech sector and industry, in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. Standard Chartered and Bahrain FinTech Bay will work together to offer thought-leadership and mentorship programs to the growing fintech industry and share innovative market expertise and solutions to … Continued

Bahrain Fintech Bay announces new CEO

Published by Arabian Business on 28 Jan 2020   Bahrain Fintech Bay (BFB) on Tuesday announced changes to its leadership team, with Khalid Dannish being promoted to the role of CEO, effective from February 1. The appointment follows the departure of founding CEO Khalid Saad who will be leaving to pursue his own Fintech ventures that aim … Continued

Bahrain partners with the World Economic Forum to launch ‘Closing the Skills Gap’ accelerator

Davos, January 27, 2020 – The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) – the Kingdom’s investment promotion agency – has partnered with the World Economic Forum (WEF) to launch an innovative new accelerator, aimed at increasing employability and preparedness for the future of work among the current and next generation workforce. The announcement was made at … Continued


Davos – 24 January, 2020: The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) – the Kingdom’s investment promotion agency – and the Department of Information Technology; Biotechnology; and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote cooperation in AI, FinTech and other emerging technologies while fostering innovation and startup growth. … 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

New brand identity for Bahraini goods

21 Jan, 2020 By Sandeep Singh Grewal in Gulf Daily NewsA NATIONAL brand identity aimed at promoting Bahraini companies in the regional and international markets has been launched. The ‘Made in Bahrain’ logo features the national flag and can be used on commercial registrations (CRs) or to label Bahraini products. The initiative was launched by Industry, … Continued

Bahrain JCW X-raid team victorious at the 2020 edition of the Dakar Rally with Carlos Sainz in the driver’s seat

RIYADH, January 17th, 2020 – The Bahrain X-raid team has claimed victory at the Middle East’s first Dakar Rally. The route of Dakar 2020, hosted by Saudi Arabia, traveled through vast expanses of the largest country in the Middle East. 550 drivers from 62 nations faced a total of 7,500 km, with the Bahrain X-raid … Continued