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Bahrain’s leading digital solutions provider has launched its global SD-WAN service

Batelco has launched its software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) service enhancing customer experiences and providing the optimal digital commerce platform. The end-to-end networking solution will seamlessly blend MPLS, Internet and LTE technologies into a single communication channel. To read more click here.

Tamkeen’s Business Continuity Support Program has supported over 10,000 small firms so far.

Applications made to Tamkeen are still currently under review and will expedite payments to businesses in heavily impacted industries. They have extended its support to cover taxi cabs, public transport and bus drivers, driving instructors and kindergarten workers. To read more click here.

Investor protection funds program ensures adequate treatment of unclaimed dividends.

Unclaimed dividends will now be addressed under a new investor protection funds program set up by the Bahrain Bourse. The ‘Amanat’ program covers investor protection and management, and administration of cash dividends for listed companies. Bahrain Clear, as the appointed asset manager, will ensure the appropriate mechanisms are in place including auditing and reporting. To […]

Food sustainablity in Bahrain to get a boost from greenhouse development.

The Special Projects Office of the Ministry of Works, Municipality Affairs and Urban Planning has invited expressions of interest (EoIs) to develop two hydroponic greenhouses as part of the Food Sustainability Initiative. The winning bid will be based on the BOOT model – build, own, operate and transfer. To read more click here.

Infrastructure projects in Bahrain still going ahead in line with the objectives of the Bahrain Economic Vision 2030.

Bahrain is still committed to major infrastructure projects despite the current uncertainty felt around the world due to COVID-19. In quarter one of this year, a total of 372 tenders worth $740 million was awarded according to Bahrain Tender Board. Some of the key projects include Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) refinery modernisation project, Bahrain International […]

Optimistic view of the speed of Bahrain’s economic recovery post-corona

Economists and businessmen discussed the path of post-corona recovery phase in most sectors and were optimistic in Bahrain’s ability to recover quickly after Covid-19., 26 April, 2020 Bahrain’s economy has sufficient flexibility to overcome the repercussions of the coronavirus crisis and it will be able to recover quickly once the precautionary measures are eased, heard […]