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Economic Update | Bahrain ramps up energy spending

13 Nov 2015
Bahrain LNG
Against a backdrop of weaker hydrocarbons prices, Bahrain is stepping up counter-cyclical downstream investments aimed at boosting energy and economic security. 

Economic Update | Bahrain to invest over $800m in aviation projects

23 Oct 2015
Bahrain aviation
Large-scale investment in Bahrain’s infrastructure is under way to increase passenger-handling capacity at the country’s international airport, alongside efforts to expand ancillary services. 

Economic Update | Cautious optimism for Bahrain’s banks

29 Sep 2015
Bahrain banking
Thanks to robust non-oil sector growth and ongoing regional investment in infrastructure development, Bahrain’s banks are proving more resilient than expected during this period of lower oil prices.

Economic Update | Bahrain’s economy adapts to oil uncertainty

18 Aug 2015
bahrain econ
Lower oil prices are likely to moderate Bahrain’s economic growth this year, though a strong non-oil sector, along with a sustained programme of state investment, should underpin GDP expansion into...

Economic Update | Bahrain industry to receive a boost from smelter expansion

20 Jul 2015
Bahrain industry
On June 10, Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) announced it had been granted approval to begin work on a new production line, with the project set to make the plant the world’s largest single-site smelter when...

Economic Update | Bahrain moves to expand stock market appeal

19 Jun 2015
Bahrain bourse
A push to bring new products and services to the stock market is being steered by the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB), which regulates the country’s financial services industry.