Cover of The Report: Bahrain 2012

The Report: Bahrain 2012

Bahrain has weathered the effects of a difficult global economic period well, and its recovery has been solid, demonstrating the strength and flexibility of its economy. The government’s drive to diversify away from oil and gas dependence has been renewed, and a wealth of ambitious non-oil sector projects – from infrastructure to renewable energy technology – is now in the pipeline.

The banking sector remains especially strong, and Bahrain’s reputation as a leading regional player in this sector is assured. Yet as the Kingdom branches out into more diverse and specialised segments within tourism and industry, the country is set to develop an even more broad-based and resilient economy. Bahrain has set many regional precedents; among others, it was the first country in the Middle East to discover oil in 1932.

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