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May 30, 2018

Simon Galpin, managing director of the Bahrain Economic Development Board, on how Bahrain has attracted business ranging from fintech start-ups to Amazon Web Services

Tell us about the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB)

The EDB was set up in 2000 to be a catalyst for helping Bahrain diversify away from oil and gas into new emerging sectors, and also to help drive government r...

May 29, 2018

MANAMA — A delegation from the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) visited Visa Innovation Center last May 15. The visit came in line with the CBB’s drive towards digitization and positioning the Kingdom of Bahrain at the forefront of payment innovation. The delegation was guided through Visa’s initiatives and experienced first-hand some of Visa’s innovative prototypes.

Known for being...

May 29, 2018

Islamic Business & Finance’s exclusive conversation with Khalid Saad, CEO, Bahrain Fintech Bay on developing Bahrain into the region’s fintech hub.

What was the vision behind the Bahrain FinTech Bay? 
 

The concept of the FinTech Bay in Bahrain was a vision of how we can meaningfully develop the fintech ecosystem so that it becomes sustainable, forward looking, and embracing the la...

Reflecting on the inaugural Gateway Gulf investor forum in Manama this month, three words spring immediately to mind: open, optimistic, and ambitious.
Open, because economies right across the GCC are committed to the liberalising reforms that are needed to drive our future growth. Optimistic, because the passion for the region and its future was so obvious from all the speakers,...

May 20, 2018

An economic report issued by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that Bahrain’s economy will remain the fastest growing economy among the GCC countries in 2018, after real GDP grew by 3.19 percent last year as the non-oil economy grew by 5 percent, according to the Economic Development Board (EDB) of the Kingdom Bahrain.

This comes as Bahrain’s economy is experiencing s...

May 13, 2018

The Al Waha Fund of Funds will invest in venture capital funds that have a presence in Bahrain

Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa listens to speeches as he chairs the inauguration of the International Institute of Strategic Studies conference "Manama-Dialogue 2015 at Manama, Bahrain, October 30, 2015.

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The Bahrain Development Bank (BDB) has la...

May 10, 2018

Held in early March of this year, Unbound Bahrain, the first of the global conference series to be hosted in the region, organized by Bahrain Economic Development Board(EDB) and supported by Startup Bahrain, saw a barrage of more than 1,500 participants and over 50 startups in the region heralding for discussions, startup competitions and hackathons to stir up Bahrain (and the ME...

May 9, 2018

LONDON: Gulf countries are vying to become the regional hub for fintech start-ups and entrepreneurs and are pouring money into educational campaigns; schemes to develop talent and trendy co-working spaces.

The region is racing to catch up with the global tech hubs of London and Silicon Valley, as well as individual countries competing with their neighbors to be the most attracti...

May 9, 2018

Manama, Bahrain: Adsertor, one of the UK’s leading technology companies have teamed up with Bahrain FinTech Bay to build a strategic partnership and have located their new GCC operation out of Bahrain. Their office will be located in FinTech Bay, the largest financial technology hub in the MENA region. Adsertor have come to Bahrain as Corporate Partners to Fintech Bay and they wi...

May 9, 2018

Manama, Bahrain: Adsertor, one of the UK’s leading technology companies have teamed up with Bahrain Fintech Bay to build a strategic partnership and have located their new GCC operation out of Bahrain. Their office will be located in Fintech Bay, the largest financial technology hub in the MENA region. Adsertor have come to Bahrain as Corporate Partners to Fintech Bay and they wi...

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