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Bahrain has seen an increase of 140% of awarded tenders from 2003 to 2013. In 2013, 2,028 tenders worth BD900 million ($2.3 billion) were awarded compared to 1,342 tenders worth BD367 million in 2003. To read more click here.
A multimillion-dinar medical city is set to be built in Bahrain’s Southern Governorate, on donated land from His Majesty King Hamad. There will be 264 beds, four centres of excellence and research, a college of medicine and student dorms, as well as accommodation for doctors. To read more click here.
The UK Trade and Investment and the Training Gateway are bringing a group comprising of 20 universities, colleges and private training providers to Bahrain next week who will be looking for a wide range of partnership opportunities in Bahrain. The opportunities shall include direct delivery of their courses, franchising or licensing their programmes to local […]
The Central Bank of Bahrain and the Economic Development Board are supporting the World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC) which is meant to be the world’s largest with over 50 countries expected to attend consisting of the most in most influential international gathering of Islamic finance industry leaders. Celebrating 21 years of growth, the conference will […]
Bahrain’s investment firm, Mumtalakat, has raised US$600 million with its first dollar Islamic issuance. Joint lead Managers in the deal are BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, MUFJG and Standard Chartered with Arab Banking Corporation and National Bank of Bahrain acting as co-lead managers. To read more, click here.
OAK Utility Solutions and Development, a Bahrain-based international developer of clean-tech sustainable energy and water utilities and provider of specialist service solutions to the oil and gas and petrochemical industrie, has entered into an exclusive licence agreement to bring a new pipeline rehabilitation technology known as XHab to the Middle East. To read more click […]