Bahrain Financial Services Articles & Analysis

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While low oil prices continue to limit the region’s – and in particular Bahrain’s – economic growth, non-oil growth appears to be generally resilient. Bahrain’s real GDP growth in the first half of 2016 reached 3.5% year-on-year (y-o-y), while the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) forecast growth in 2016 would slow to 2.8%. Non-oil GDP...


How would you rate the government’s approach to the current fiscal situation?


With the government deficit currently around 15% of GDP, how do you see Bahrain’s fiscal situation evolving over the next few years?


How would you judge the position of women in Bahrain, considering the central bank’s emphasis on women in finance in 2015?


What measures are being taken to improve the level of confidence in Bahrain’s banks?


The new era of lower oil prices is having considerable repercussions on the GCC’s capital markets. Both equity and debt capital markets are undergoing challenging times affected by a changing macroeconomic environment and the increasing risk averseness of market participants. In the equities space, corporate earnings have already started...