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The World Bank recognises Bahrain among the top 10 most improved economies in the world

FDI grows from $65 million in 2015 to $1515 million in 2018 MANAMA, 25 October 2019 – Bahrain has been ranked among the top-10 most improved economies in the world in this year’s Doing Business 2020 report, up 19 places to 43rd place since last year in the World Bank’s assessment of 190 countries. The most […]

Bahrain Pearl Route awarded UNESCO World Heritage status

November 28, 2013 ​BAHRAIN SIGNS AGREEMENT TO CREATE WORLD-CLASS NATURAL PEARL TESTING CENTRE   Agreement with GIA (Gemological Institute of America) builds on Kingdom’s pearling history   Bahrain Pearl Route awarded UNESCO World Heritage status   Manama: The Ministry of Industry and Commerce, The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), and GIA (Gemological Institute of [...]

Fraser Institute ranks Bahrain 8th freest economy in the world

September 23, 2013 ​- KINGDOM RANKS IN TOP 10 FREEST ECONOMIES FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR ACCORDING TO FRASER INSTITUTE -     Bahrain is the eighth most economically free nation in the world, according to the Economic Freedom of the World: 2013 Annual Report published by the Fraser Institute, a leading international think tank. [...]

Top global garments company Must World W.L.L. opens new regional head office in bahrain

June 13, 2016 ​- MUST Group subsidiary to handle $200 million of US orders from Bahrain –   Manama, 12th June 2016: Must World W.L.L., a company specialised in manufacturing and supplying high quality garments to well-known brands in the US and European markets has announced today that it has incorporated a new company [...]

Bahrain hosts regional launch of UNCTAD's World Investment Report 2015

October 29, 2015 ​     Bahrain EDB in cooperation with the MENA Centre for Investment hosted the launch event of the 2015 edition of the World Investment which demonstrated that Bahrain’s inward FDI stocks reached approximately $ 18.8 billion in 2014, equivalent to 55.4 % in comparison with the size of the gross [...]

Bahrain Delegation to Attend World Economic Forum MENA in Jordan

May 20, 2015 ​Manama, Economic Development Board, 20th May 2015: A high profile Bahrain delegation, including senior public and private sector representatives, is participating in the three-day World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) which is taking place at the Dead Sea in Jordan.   The Bahrain delegation includes [...]

UNCTAD World Investment Report 2014

October 01, 2014 ​ The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) released the World Investment Report 2014, which shown that total foreign direct investment (FDI) to Bahrain in 2013 was $989 million, an increase of 11% on 2012, outpacing global FDI flows which rose by 9%.   This is the second year [...]

Bahrain and UK first in the world to pilot new artificial intelligence procurement guidelines across government

World Economic Forum selects UK and Bahrain as a testbed for new AI procurement rules 3rd July 2019, Dalian: Bahrain has announced it will pilot new guidelines for the procurement of Artificial Intelligence in the public sector, produced by the World Economic Forum (WEF) Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The announcement was made by […]

Welcoming the world to Bahrain

October 01, 2016 ​Visit Bahrain is a Destination Management Company (DMC) that has, in a very short period of time, become the Kingdom’s go-to guide to exploring our beautiful islands.   Since launching this year, they have already expanded their source markets to include Russia, Germany, the United Kingdom and India.   Read our [...]

World Bank ranks Bahrain and UAE top Arab nations for human capital

Bahrain ranks first among GCC countries for academic achievement in Human Capital Index 2020 Manama, September 28 2020: The World Bank has ranked the UAE and Bahrain as the top destinations in the Arab world to invest in human capital, according to a new report. The Human Capital Index 2020 measures potential productivity in the health […]

Rallye Du Maroc: Peterhansel wins the FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies

October 9, 2019 –  Second place for Carlos Sainz in Morocco Kuba Przygonski finishes third The Rallye du Maroc provided a dramatic finale to this season’s World Cup, and it was the MINI John Cooper Works Buggy crew of Stéphane and Andrea Peterhansel (FRA/GER) who were left celebrating the title in the FIA World Cup […]

Bahrain tops World Bank Index for Human Capital in MENA Region

– Bahrain a high performer in education and health – – Bahrain’s Human Capital score has increased by 10% – Manama, 17 October 2018: The World Bank last week announced its inaugural Human Capital Index, with Bahrain coming in the lead for the MENA Region. Focusing on health and education, the Index measures how productive […]

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