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Bahrain Maintains 2nd Place among Arab countries in UN eGovernment Development Index 2020

The Kingdom of Bahrain maintained its second place ranking among Arab countries in the eGovernment Development Index 2020 ranking it among the very high categories, which was formulated based on the results of a 2020 United Nations eGovernment Survey. The index and its accompanying report, launched on Friday, 10th July, 2020 by the United Nations […]

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 […]

Bahrain real estate sector deals valued at US$ 1.9 billion in 2020

Bahrain real estate deals rose by 14% and 20% in third and fourth quarters of 2020 Ongoing mixed-use major real estate projects worth over US$12 billion Bahrain real estate sector set to bounce-back amid series of major projects and initiatives Manama – March 30, 2021: The real estate market in the Kingdom of Bahrain is […]

Dakar 2020: Sainz and Peterhansel in the X-raid MINI JCW Buggy

Extension of existing co-operations and closing of a new partnership Further development of the X-raid MINI JCW Buggy In January 2020, the Dakar Rally embarks on a new chapter: After ten events in South America, the iconic desert rally will take place in Saudi Arabia for the first time. As it takes on this new […]

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 […]

Bahrain attracts US$885m investment in 2020

Manama, Bahrain, January 18 2021: Bahrain attracted US$885 million (BHD333 million) in direct investments during 2020 through new companies setting up and expanding in the Kingdom.   Several prominent companies have launched operations in the Kingdom, with investments from local, regional and international companies investing in vital sectors including financial services, manufacturing, logistics services, education, healthcare […]

Regional transformation will accelerate and consolidate in 2020

The year 2019 was a year marked by uncertainty, like 2017 and 2018 before it. While markets remained largely settled, many predicted a slide that has so far yet to manifest. These predictions were based on many things; trade disputes that cast a shadow over free trade, subtle shifts in geo-political alliances that were hard […]

As part of the strategic collaboration with the Economic Development Board Tamkeen Supports the employment of around 120 Bahrainis in GIG Gulf as part of the company’s plan to expand their regional headquarters in Bahrain

The Labour Fund “Tamkeen” announced its support for GIG Gulf, previously known as AXA Gulf Insurance, towards the recruitment of around 120 Bahrainis. This is in line with Tamkeen’s mandate of empowering individuals to become the employee of choice locally and internationally. GIG Gulf offers talented Bahrainis the opportunity to obtain greater exposure and acquire […]

Global investors to convene in Bahrain to unlock GCC opportunities

–  New global forum, Gateway Gulf, will bring together a select group of 500 global investors and CEOs, to be held in Manama, 8-10 May 2018 – Manama, Bahrain, 18 April 2018: The region’s economic transformation and investment opportunities will be the highlight of Gateway Gulf, the first economic investment forum of its kind in […]

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 […]

Q3 Saudi-Bahrain trade surges by 43%

Trade between two Kingdoms hit $2.17bn during the first three quarters of 2020 Saudi Arabia is one of Bahrain’s key trading partners, with both nations connected by bridge Manama, October 22, 2020: Non-oil trade between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain increased 43 percent to US$688.4 million during the third quarter of 2020 compared to US$481 million […]

15 Hotels Worth US$10 billion to Open in Bahrain by 2020 • Room capacity to increase by 4,000 rooms

April 26, 2017   According to figures released in the latest Bahrain Economic Quarterly (BEQ) by the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), the Kingdom’s hotel and restaurant sector witnessed robust growth at a rate of 3%. This was underpinned by plans to establish 15 new five and four-star hotels and beachfront resorts, with a [...]

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