Gulf industry, economic integration in spot light

Gulf industry, economic integration in spot light

(Manama) – Bahrain kick-started two major trade conferences here with the defence against harmful international trade practices taking the centre stage at one of the venues, as the other deals with the economic and commercial integration of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations. The 43rd GCC Industrial Cooperation Committee and the 55th meeting of the […]

HRH Premier lauds private sector

HRH Premier lauds private sector

(Manama) – His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has asserted that the security and economic developments should be coupled with doubled efforts and work on preserving the economic and development achievements. Challenges are not usual and, therefore, require an unconventional approach in dealing with them to overcome them and ensure […]

Austerity measures approved by Greece’s parliament

Austerity measures approved by Greece’s parliament

(Athens) – The Greek parliament has adopted a new round of austerity cuts which the government hopes will secure a pledge of debt relief and loan disbursements by EU-IMF creditors this month. The bill entails €4.9 billion ($5.4 billion) in pension cuts and lower tax breaks in 2018-2021 and was passed by a majority of […]

Bahrain’s first Gulf Sports Expo opens

Bahrain’s first Gulf Sports Expo opens

(Manama) – Gulf Sports Expo, the largest sports exhibition of its kind in the Kingdom of Bahrain, opens its doors to the public at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Conference Centre. The three-day event is being held under the patronage of HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for […]

TRA wins “Employer of the Year” award in MENA region

TRA wins Employer of the Year award in MENA region

(Dubai) – Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) Bahrain was announced the winner of the “Employer of the year award” in the public sector for the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) for the second year in a row. TRA received the award at the 12th Human Capital Forum MENA which was held in Dubai on […]

Malaysia’s DFTZ to be new digital economy hub

Malaysia’s DFTZ to be new digital economy hub

(Kuala Lumpur) – Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak said he was confident the Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ) would be the new hub of the digital economy, with more Malaysians, both in the rural and urban areas benefiting from it. He said the DFTZ could definitely learn from China’s e-trade and Alibaba Group’s achievements, adding, […]

Untapped investment opportunities unlocked

Untapped investment opportunities unlocked

(Manama) – Members of the Bahrain Association of Banks (BAB) got an up-close look at the investment opportunities offered by Bahrain Bourse’s (BHB) newly-launched Bahrain Investment Market (BIM), an equity market for growing business ventures in Bahrain and the wider MENA region. The presentation, which took place at the BHB on Thursday (May 4), is […]

Bahraini-Malaysian economic relations reviewed

Bahraini-Malaysian economic relations reviewed

(Kuala Lumpur) – On the sidelines of the current official visit of HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to Malaysia, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani, has met with Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry, Mustapa Mohamed, and discussed joint economic relations and topics of mutual interest. Al […]

BIM launched to enhance capital growth

BIM launched to enhance capital growth

(Manama) – Bahrain Bourse (BHB) continued its stakeholder engagement and awareness roadshow about the newly-launched Bahrain Investment Market (BIM), an equity market for growing business ventures in Bahrain and the wider MENA region. BHB made a presentation for members of the Bahrain Family Business Association (BFBA) and Bahrain Businessmen’s Association (BBMA). Speaking at the event, […]

Minister urges more investment in economy

Minister urges more investment in economy

(Washington) – Finance Minister Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa has urged Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) to help finance investment in infrastructure and human capital, in order to generate inclusive and sustainable economic growth and create jobs. The minister said that replenishing fiscal space and promoting trade and investment would enhance resilience and boost productivity. […]

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