Bahrain Articles & Analysis

Bahrain has embarked on a reworking of its subsidy framework in a bid to ease the budgetary pressures associated with the fall in oil prices. Meanwhile, the government is also pushing forward with diversification efforts, with the kingdom’s $32bn investment strategy fuelling activity in various areas of the economy. 

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Chapter | Table of Contents from The Report: Bahrain 2017

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Chapter | The Guide from The Report: Bahrain 2017

The guide contains listings of some of the leading hotels and resorts in Bahrain and contacts for important government offices and services. It also contains useful tips and information for first-time or regular and business and leisure visitors alike.

Chapter | Legal Framework from The Report: Bahrain 2017

This chapter contains an overview of the legal framework in which local and foreign investors operate in Bahrain, including a summary of marketing investment products and services, a rundown of the changes to foreign ownership laws for certain businesses and a look at the recent amendments to real estate laws.

This chapter contains a viewpoint from Hatim Q Zu’bi, Partner, Zu’bi...

Chapter | Accountancy & Tax from The Report: Bahrain 2017

This chapter contains an overview of the tax framework in which local and foreign investors operate in Bahrain, including a summary of accounting standards and principles in the country, an analysis of Brexit’s impacts on GCC economies and a look ahead to the possible implementation of VAT in the GCC.

This chapter contains a viewpoint from Ahmed Alsulaiman, Managing Partner, KSI -...

Chapter | ICT from The Report: Bahrain 2017

Bahrain now has a solid telecoms market with customers benefitting from a diverse array of services and increasingly competitive rates. The 2014 World Bank “Broadband Networks in the Middle East and North Africa” report singled out Bahrain as having the only mature broadband market in the MENA region, as well as being one of only two countries in the region to have a fully open telecoms market...

Chapter | Health from The Report: Bahrain 2017

A rise in population is slowly putting pressure on Bahrain’s public health care sector, which is the oldest in the GCC region, with the first modern hospital in the Gulf established in Bahrain in 1902. The health care sector in Bahrain has historically been heavily dependent on government-run facilities and public money, but moves in recent years have set in motion the growth of the private...