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...
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Economic Update | Bahrain industry to receive a boost from smelter expansion
20 Jul 2015
Economic Update | Bahrain moves to expand stock market appeal
19 Jun 2015
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
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
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
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...