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Economic Update | Bahrain industry to receive a boost from smelter expansion

20 Jul 2015
Bahrain industry
On June 10, Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) announced it had been granted approval to begin work on a new production line, with the project set to make the plant the world’s largest single-site smelter when...

Economic Update | Bahrain moves to expand stock market appeal

19 Jun 2015
Bahrain bourse
A push to bring new products and services to the stock market is being steered by the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB), which regulates the country’s financial services industry. 

Economic Update | Bahrain raises game to attract foreign students

28 May 2015
Bahrain university
With the aim of creating a niche for itself as a top student destination in the Gulf, Bahrain hopes international students will fill up to 35% of all university places over the next decade, according...

Economic Update | Bahrain introduces measures to spur property growth

14 Apr 2015
Bahrain property
With gains in the Bahraini real estate market demonstrating a gradual return of investor and developer confidence, a drive to restart work on long-delayed residential developments is likely to give...

Economic Update | Changing times for Bahrain’s takaful industry

20 Mar 2015
Bahrain insurance
A new regulatory framework governing Bahrain’s sharia-compliant insurance, or takaful, sector is expected to play a key role in generating new growth across the segment by attracting more players to...

Economic Update | Bahrain brings new utility projects to light

13 Feb 2015
bahrain electricity
Major investments are underway in Bahrain to reinforce the electricity grid and broaden distribution as the kingdom tries to keep up with increasing demand for power.