Bahrain Economy Articles & Analysis

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Despite its diversified economy, Bahrain has nonetheless faced pressures in recent years as a result of the 2014-15 drop in global oil prices. However, a multibillion-dollar aid package from other Gulf states and an accompanying fiscal adjustment plan, as well as growth following a partial oil price recovery and a major oil and gas discovery, offer hope for an economic turnaround in 2019.

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A mixture of spending cuts, revenue-raising measures and financial support from regional neighbours will form the core of Bahrain’s newly unveiled programme designed to reduce its deficit and return to surplus by 2022.

Articles & Analysis | Bahrain in brief: from The Report: Bahrain 2019

 

The kingdom is among the smaller economies in the GCC, but is also one of the most diversified, with particularly well-developed financial services and manufacturing sectors. Despite its diversified economy, Bahrain has nonetheless faced pressures in recent years as a result of the 2014-15 drop in global oil prices. However, a multibillion-...

Articles & Analysis | A helping hand: Page 24 from The Report: Bahrain 2019

 

Bahrain in brief Strength to strength: Diversification and privatisation initiatives fuel growth Viewpoint: King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Higher focus: Financial incentives for students and collaboration with international universities help to boost regional innovation A helping hand: Five-year support package and fiscal balance strategy...

 

With the division of Bahrain Telecommunication Company (Batelco) what new business opportunities will become available?

 

Decades of growth in trade and foreign investment have made the economies of the world more interdependent than ever before. This trend has been reinforced by the steady liberalisation of international trade and investment at the bilateral, plurilateral and multilateral levels. National economic specialisations, and regional economic and...

 

Recent decades have seen a downward convergence in corporate tax regimes as advanced, emerging and developing economies moved to grab a bigger slice of the global investment pie. Headline corporate tax rates have fallen by 20 percentage points since the early 1980s. Alongside lower average rates, special tax incentives aimed at capturing...