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Rising demand for residential and retail development is driving rapid expansion in Bahrain’s real estate sector, with billions of dollars worth of mixed-use projects to be launched in the near future, while new regulatory measures have been issued aimed at increasing market stability and long-term growth.

Several new projects will expand Bahrain’s power generation capacity, as the kingdom aims to meet rising demand from both residential and industrial consumers.

The kingdom of Bahrain launched another round of conventional bond and sukuk (Islamic bond) issuances last month, as the government looks to bridge projected fiscal deficits for both this year and next.

Bahrain’s Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications in June selected French technology company Thales and Switzerland’s telecoms services firm SITA as providers of Bahrain International Airport’s new security and operations management system.

Late March saw the Bahrain Bourse (BHB) inaugurate the Bahrain Investment Market (BIM) – an alternative source of financing for growing businesses in the kingdom and the wider MENA region. 

A reliable regulatory framework, abundant regional capital and good support infrastructure helped Bahrain deliver solid growth for its asset management sector last year.