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In 2018, inbound investment into Bahrain surged more than 13 per cent, compared to the previous year. From new policies that optimise the Kingdom’s approach to personal data protection and business restructuring, to the opening of the largest FinTech hub in the MENA region, Bahrain’s economy leapt towards innovation and digitisation like never before.

Bahrain Insights


GCC-driven innovation is vital to embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Consensus across the GCC at the recent World Economic Forum’s Manama Meeting agree that Innovation is vital to embrace the 4IR. Find out more from H.E. Khalid Al Rumaihi, Chief Executive of Bahrain Economic Development Board about how Bahrain is taking the steps to drive the shift.


Spotlight on Bahrain


Record year sees 13.2% increase in investment

Team Bahrain drove record levels of inbound investment in 2018, offering global market leaders an entrepreneurial environment free of restrictive regulations.


Innovation flows to Bahrain through the Digital Silk Road

Anchored by a 30-year legacy of strong economic relations, Bahrain represents a natural partner to Chinese businesses and offers a gateway to a $1.5 trillion region.


Bahrain surges as top business destination across sectors

As the most cost-effective destination for business in the GCC, offering a beneficial tax structure and welcoming culture, it’s no wonder Bahrain is the destination of choice for businesses looking to set up and expand in the GCC.


New to Bahrain


Team Bahrain welcomes 92 global leaders in 2018

In 2018, Team Bahrain attracted over USD 830 million in direct investment with 4,772 jobs being added to Bahrain's economy over the next three years.


Laws & Regulations


Bahrain makes history as first nation to enact UNCITRAL model law on Electronic Transferable Records

Across the economy, e-commerce holds the potential to transform the GCC in exciting ways over the next few years. Find out how Bahrain is preparing to lead the way and embrace e-commerce by aligning regulations with technological developments.


Upcoming Events


Leaders converge on Bahrain to redefine FinTech

Fintastic Bahrain Week will see finance visionaries descend on Bahrain to redefine the financial services industry.


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The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) is a dynamic public agency with overall responsibility for attracting inward investment into Bahrain. The EDB focuses on target economic sectors in which the Kingdom offers significant strengths including, amongst others, Financial Services, ICT, Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics services. For details about investing in Bahrain, see

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