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Economic Update | Bahrain raises game to attract foreign students

28 May 2015
Bahrain university
With the aim of creating a niche for itself as a top student destination in the Gulf, Bahrain hopes international students will fill up to 35% of all university places over the next decade, according...

Economic Update | Bahrain introduces measures to spur property growth

14 Apr 2015
Bahrain property
With gains in the Bahraini real estate market demonstrating a gradual return of investor and developer confidence, a drive to restart work on long-delayed residential developments is likely to give...

Economic Update | Changing times for Bahrain’s takaful industry

20 Mar 2015
Bahrain insurance
A new regulatory framework governing Bahrain’s sharia-compliant insurance, or takaful, sector is expected to play a key role in generating new growth across the segment by attracting more players to...

Economic Update | Bahrain brings new utility projects to light

13 Feb 2015
bahrain electricity
Major investments are underway in Bahrain to reinforce the electricity grid and broaden distribution as the kingdom tries to keep up with increasing demand for power. 

Economic Update | Bahrain Year in Review 2014

21 Jan 2015
Bahrain
While a combination of high break-even prices and lower levels of fiscal reserves could see falling oil prices push Bahrain further into the red, the kingdom is still set to post respectable economic...

Economic Update | Bahrain’s retail sector branching out

15 Dec 2014
Bahrain retail
The development of middle and lower income housing units in outlying areas in Bahrain is not only welcome news for those looking for a home to buy, it also signals a wave of new opportunities for...