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A continued flow of investments in infrastructure looks set to maintain Bahrain’s upward trajectory in the second half of this year, with non-hydrocarbons sectors helping to drive the country’s fastest growth rate in two years.

Articles & Analysis | Broad appeal: Page 27 from The Report: Bahrain 2016

8 13 17 18 21 23 27 35 36 37 39 40 42 In the face of the challenges posed by declining oil prices and regional unrest, Bahrain has remained committed to its programme of economic diversification. While GDP growth is forecast at 3.3% in 2016, the fiscal gap is not expected to close significantly. However, the advancement of SMEs, as well as...


Despite declining oil prices and a renewed focus on fiscal contraction, one government body has bucked the consolidation trend and embarked on a new phase of expansion. Established in 2006, Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company is the independent holding company for Bahrain’s strategic non-oil-and-gas-related assets, and as such is the government...


Which countries and sectors is the EDB focusing on in terms of foreign direct investment (FDI)?


What changes has Tamkeen undergone that reflect its core vision and principles, and how will its success be monitored?