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economic assessment of Bahrain"s attempts at industrial diversification

Robert E. Looney

economic assessment of Bahrain"s attempts at industrial diversification

by Robert E. Looney

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Published by The Industrial Bank of Kuwait K.S.C. in Safat .
Written in English


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Statementby Robert E. Looney.
SeriesThe IBK papers -- no.33
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13923028M

Source: World Economic Forum, Oct Rethinking Arab Employment d Economic Growth. In addition, the report predicts the global economic outlook for the country, issued by the International Monetary Fund in the month of October , that the GDP of Bahrain achieves positive growth after subtracting the inflation factor of percent in , compared with . Critical elements to economic diversification and sustainability were contributions from the service industry such as finance, tourism, Islamic banking, financial services, and privatization of its economy. Gradual drop in oil production led to economic diversification to reduce both oil reliance and figures of unemployment.

Description: This map shows major pipeline, oilfield and economic activity in Bahrain. A key element in the Saudi Arabian government's economic strategy is industrial diversification, a process which has as its primary objective the reduction of the Kingdom's dependence on oil revenues. To this end, the government has encouraged the development of a wide range of manufacturing industries.. The government has provided a range of incentives to encourage .

Bahrains position at the heart of the Gulf gives access to every market in the Middle East by road, air and sea. Bahrain has the regions most liberal business environment, with zero taxation for private companies, few indirect taxes for private enterprises and individuals, and free repatriation of capital. “Bahrain was a pioneer in recognizing the importance of economic diversification in the region. The oil sector now comprises less than 20% of total GDP, evidence that Bahrain today enjoys a business-friendly environment to investors across a multitude of economic sectors,” said Khalid Al Rumaihi, CEO of Bahrain Economic Development Board.


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Economic assessment of Bahrain"s attempts at industrial diversification by Robert E. Looney Download PDF EPUB FB2

GDP per capita in ©Fanack. Bahrain has by far the smallest economy of any member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), largely as a result of the small size of both its population and its proven oil reserves (estimated at 46, barrels per day). According to the CIA World Factbook, Bahrain ranks 63rd in oil production globally (est.

The World Bank had estimated the. The economy of Bahrain is heavily dependent upon oil and gas. The Bahraini currency is the second-highest-valued currency unit in the world. Since the late 20th century, Bahrain has heavily invested in the banking and tourism sectors.

The country's capital, Manama is home to many large financial structures. Bahrain's finance industry is very successful. InBahrain was Country group: Developing/Emerging, High-income. economic diversification in oil-exporting Arab countries.1,2,3 The paper is organized in two parts.

The first part lays out the stylized facts on oil-exporting Arab countries as well as the motivation for economic diversification. It underlines the heterogeneity in conditions across oil-exporting ArabFile Size: 1MB. Sincethe government lifted subsidies on meat, diesel, kerosene, and gasoline and has begun to phase in higher prices for electricity and water.

As part of its diversification plans, Bahrain implemented a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the US in Augustthe first FTA between the US and a Gulf state. Bahrain - The requirements for economic diversification and sustainability (English) Abstract.

This report focuses on the sustainability of Bahrain's relatively high standard of living after oil and gas are depleted, and on the reforms that would need to be undertaken to ensure a smooth transition to the post-oil era.

7 Economic Facts about the Kingdom of Bahrain The Kingdom of Bahrain has been a commercial and geographical center in the Persian Gulf since ancient times. Trade caravans would pass through it on their voyages to and from the Gulf, the Mediterranean Sea, the Indian subcontinent, and the Far East.

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation inand headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no.

The Economic Vision, launched by His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa in October embodies a comprehensive vision for the Kingdom of Bahrain that aims at creating a clear approach to develop the kingdom’s economy while focusing on the main objective, which aspires to improve the living standards of all Bahraini Citizens.

The vision was launched after four. Bahrain’s diversification away from a hydrocarbon-dependent economy through embracing tech Despite having weathered the global economic crisis comparatively well, GCC economies, still heavily hydrocarbon-dependent, have showed.

Economic Diversification: Finance, Services, Tourism, Trade. Since the late s Bahrain has sought to diversify its economy towards non-oil sectors such as finance, services, logistics, tourism, and industry. In Octoberthe Bahraini government reiterated such diversification strategies in its long-term planning document “Vision ”.

Economic Overview. Low oil prices have generated a budget deficit of at least a $ billion deficit innearly 10% of GDP.

Bahrain has few options for covering this deficit, with low foreign assets and fewer oil resources compared to its GCC neighbors. With one of the world’s longest traditions in Islamic banking and a diverse offering of retail and wholesale shariacompliant lenders, Bahrain is seen as a leading centre of one of the fastest-growing global financial phenomena.

A number of international institutions providing guidance, ratings, standards and education in Islamic finance have their international headquarters in the. This page has economic forecasts for Bahrain including a long-term outlook for the next decades, plus medium-term expectations for the next four quarters and short-term market predictions for the next release affecting the Bahrain economy.

The banking sector benefitted significantly from the kingdom’s economic diversification programme and is highly regarded for its regulatory framework under the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB). Throughout regulations were updated at a quick pace in an ongoing effort to keep up with the impact of new technologies on the sector.

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Bahrain was worth billion US dollars inaccording to official data from the World Bank and projections from Trading Economics. The GDP value of Bahrain represents percent of the world economy.

GDP in Bahrain averaged USD Billion from untilreaching an all time high of USD Billion in and a. Bahrain Economic Outlook. April 7, The economy remains under strain as it enters the second quarter, as measures introduced in Q1 to contain the spread of coronavirus, including international travel restrictions and the banning of gatherings of over five people, continue to suppress activity.

Bahrain: Risk Assessment. A very uncertain political and economic outlook and a business environment with many troublesome weaknesses can have a significant impact on corporate payment behavior. Corporate default probability is high. Higher degree of economic diversification across the region; Weaknesses.

diversification—the concept which we argue is the most relevant in the analysis of diversification and sustainable growth as opposed to the share of non-oil GDP.

These economies are still as dependent on oil as in the past. The prevailing growth model in the GCC consists of extracting oil and producing oil-related.

This book takes a new look at economic diversification efforts by examining the impact of different public expenditure categories (capital, education, health) on non-oil GDP and labour productivity developments in the three GCC countries Bahrain, Oman and Qatar since the : Yesenn El-radhi.

Bahrain, the smallest state in the Persian Gulf, hit the headlines last week for a reason other than the Grand Prix – its largest oil discovery since the s.

Oil minister Sheikh Mohamed bi. Bahrain’s economic freedom score ismaking its economy the 54th freest in the Index. Its overall score has decreased by points because of declines in business freedom, labor.The Economic Development Board of Bahrain is the first point of call for entities wanting to establish their business in Bahrain–let us help you find the perfect opportunity.

Find out the latest in Bahrain's investment and business news. Open for business. Business opportunities. How we can help. The Kingdom of Bahrain may be geographically.Bahrain’s current economic stability has begun to impact on residential rents, by stabilising rates and encouraging tenants to turn their attention to higher quality schemes, according to the latest report from leading international real estate consultancy, Cluttons.

Cluttons’ Winter Bahrain Residential Property Market Outlook, indicates that increased focus on higher quality.