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Bahrain plans to sell dollar bonds to plug budget deficit

The Gulf Arab kingdom is selling benchmark-size seven-year debt, 12-year securities and/or notes maturing in 30 years


Bahrain attracts $885m investment in 2020 despite Covid-19

Accumulated direct investments reaches 78 per cent of Bahrain’s GDP


Abu Dhabi expands ‘green list’ of countries that do not require quarantine

Bahrain is the latest to be added to the list, which also includes other Gulf countries

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Bahrain scores high in cost-effective supply chains

FDi says Bahrain is competitive in construction permits, energy prices, and taxes


Bahrain achieves nationwide 5G coverage

Bahrain ICT sector accounts for nearly 3% of national GDP

King Fahd Causeway re-opening to add ‘billions’ to Bahrain economy

Saudi citizens will be permitted to travel via air, land and sea from March 31 2021


Bahrain: Expats can apply for self-sponsorship of residency permits online

The online service covers foreign retirees, investors and property owner in Bahrain

Revealed: World’s best and worst passports for travel

The UAE ranks 16th on the 2021 Henley Passport Index

Gulf Arab states agree to restore Qatar ties, end three-year rift

Qatar’s ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani landed in the kingdom to a warm embrace from the Saudi Crown Prince


Bahrain central bank extends loan repayment deferrals on Covid crisis

The option to postpone installments is to be offered to all customers residing in the kingdom, whether individuals or companies

Bahrain’s Investcorp buys stake in private equity firm Centre Lane

Centre Lane plans to use the capital to expand its private-credit and special-opportunities platforms and to increase capital commitment


Bahrain, UAE and Saudi ranked among world’s top five Islamic finance economies

Islamic Development Bank report places Bahrain in third place globally

Bahrain approves China’s Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine

The UAE registered the Sinopharm vaccine after finding it had a 86 per cent efficacy rate


Bahrain to provide free Covid-19 vaccinations to all residents and citizens

All those over the age of 18 will receive the vaccine, with plans in place to initially vaccinate five thousand individuals per day

Bahrain puts economic recovery ahead of boosting budget revenue

Bahrain’s public finances have been under strain from the twin shock of the pandemic and lower oil prices


First insurance platform graduates from Central Bank of Bahrain regulatory sandbox

Tasweya offers a platform for auto-reconciliation of statements of accounts

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,107 cases; 215 infections registered in Oman

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 572

Bahrain awards $2.7bn worth of contracts in first nine months of 2020

Robust figures come despite impact of Covid-19 on the global economy

GCC leads MENA in fintech maturity: report

Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai and Riyadh named MENA’s top fintech ecosystems by Startup Genome

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,297 cases, 4 deaths

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 563

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What can the UAE and Bahrain do to attract Israeli travellers?

Access to certified kosher food is a big draw for Jewish tourists

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,065 cases, two deaths

The case count in the UAE has risen past 160,000

Bahrain’s Investcorp invests in India’s Xpressbees

Xpressbees has a presence across more than 2,000 towns and cities in India

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,205 cases, four deaths

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 552


Bahrain and Israel to begin direct flights, open embassies

Starting 2021, there will be 14 weekly flights operating between Bahrain and Tel Aviv

Bahrain’s Investcorp acquires cereal and coffee company Viz Branz

Viz Branz has approximately 1,300 employees with manufacturing facilities and operations in China and Myanmar

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,209 cases, 4 deaths

The death toll in the UAE and Oman has risen to 534 and 1,350 respectively

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,210 cases, 691 recoveries and two deaths

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 530

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,136 infections, 773 recoveries

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 523

Bahraini Prime Minister passes away

Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa died at Mayo Clinic Hospital in the US