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In an ongoing attempt to ease dispute resolutions, arbitration has become a core practice in the kingdom. Bahrain is the first country in the world to have a free arbitration zone and to introduce the concept of statutory arbitration for commercial and financial disputes, as stated by the President of the American Arbitration Association (AAA...


In 2007 the six-member GCC agreed in principle to try out a VAT on a collective basis. It is important to remember that oil was trading at above $140 per barrel in early 2008. Some nine years later, when oil was trading at around $30 per barrel, or 72% less than in 2007, the GCC states faced calls from international bodies including the IMF to...


How long do you think it will take the aluminium industry to recover from the drop in prices?


How has the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism made Bahrain a more attractive destination for foreign investors?


What is the status of reform efforts to the health care system in Bahrain?


How is education policy being developed to attract more overseas students to UoB?