BAHRAIN NEWS AND BUSINESS UPDATES

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Bahrain GCC’s Fastest Growing Economy

2017 results show that Bahrain’s real GDP grew by 3.9%, with a 5% growth in the non-oil sector,  giving the highest growth rates across the GCC.  To read more click here.

Bids to Commence on New Bahrain – Saudi Causeway

Bids for the construction of the new Saudi causeway will open next week.   The new causway will run paralell to the current one but will be for freight and passenger trains, and vehicles.  It’s estimated it will cost approximately $4-billion for the 25-km-long road further linking the kingdom with Saudi Arabia. To read more click […]

New Joint Venture to Bring $212m to Bahrain

The new Joint Venture, between Kooheji Golden Gate and Indian property developers Ajmera Mayfair, will first develop a project of over 140,000 square meters in Bahrain Bay.  To read more click here.    

Parliament approves VAT for implementation on January 1, 2019

On Sunday 4 October, Bahrain’s Parliament, holding an extraordinary session upon a royal order, approved VAT at the rate of 5% per cent effective from January 1 next year.   Bahrain will be the 3rd country within the GCC to implement the VAT along with the UAE and Saudi Arabia. To read more click here.

Appointment of Mr. Hatim Q. Zu’bi as Private Notary

To accommodate Bahrain’s economic growth and the rise of international foreign investment, and aimed to make the notarization process easier and more time and cost efficient for individuals and businesses, the Bahrain government recently launched an initiative whereby selected individuals have been appointed to serve as Private Notaries. Mr. Hatim Q. Zu’bi, Partner at PRIME […]

US$90m New Production Plant Opens

Mondelēz International opened another production plant located alongside it’s existing one.  It’s approximately 250,000 square metres and will manufacture the well known brands of Oreo and Barni to name a few.  To read more click here.