Bahrain - resource links

Online business news website focussing on banking, telecom, real estate and government news.
Daily newspaper.
Weekly newspaper, described as a community newspaper and covering all local issues including business stories.
Website of Gulf News an English language newspaper established in 1978. Covers world news and news throughout the Gulf regions with specific sections on UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Free registration gains users access to daily news updates.
Provides links to free online Bahrain newspapers covering local issues, politics, events, celebrations, people and business. Covers papers in English and Arabic.
A list of Bahrain newspapers and news websites in English.
The official portal of the government of Bahrain in English. Includes sections for citizens, individuals and residents with separate sections for  business and visitors. Includes links to Government services including accreditation of academic qualifications.
The BEDB has overall responsibility for attracting inward investment into Bahrain and supporting initiatives that help enhance the investment climate in the country. It also manages a Hello from Bahrain website aimed at companies looking to invest, which includes a more general look at life in Bahrain.
Provides information to both employers and expatriate employees. Includes labour market information and details of the labour laws of Bahrain.
Ministry website includes information about working in Bahrain, including information about work permits, residency permits and identification cards.
ASEFESO, A. (2014) CEO guide to doing business in Middle East: United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar. 2nd Ed. Swindon: A.A. Global Sourcing.
WORLD BANK GROUP. (2017) Doing business 2017: equal opportunity for all. Economy profile 2017: Bahrain. Washington, DC: World Bank.
Statistical bulletin published monthly – data on monetary and financial indicators, foreign trade and balance of payments.
Official government statistical office.
Information on the governorates, cities and major towns of Bahrain.
Labour Market Indicators – includes a quarterly statistical newsletter which can be downloaded.
The Bahrain section of the NationMaster website covering topics such as economy, education, government, industry, labour, and taxation. Allows ranked comparisons with other countries.
UN data covering economic indicators such as employment and labour force participation figures, social indicators including some statistics about educational levels and a brief trade profile.
ABC Bahrain is the business community’s own interactive database, effectively created and maintained by the business sector. The website contains a business directory, daily business news section and links to the most popular business categories, designed to assist anyone wishing to do business in Bahrain.
The Society, which was first established in 1979 and re-launched in 1994, now has around 1200 members and is aimed at people engaged in human resource management and development. The website includes membership information and details of forthcoming events.
In-depth analysis of Bahrain’s economic and political environment, plus detailed analysis by sector. Free registration is required to access the detailed reports.
Recruitment website listing jobs from top employers and recruitment agencies in Bahrain. Also has a salary calculator for the region.
Q&A on on doing business in Bahrain covering employment, tax, data protection, IP etc.
Website providing business intelligence on Bahrain and the wider the Middle East and North Africa. Provides detailed profiles on companies and projects in the region, tools, news, investment information and research. Registration gains users access to a range of alerts, emails and bulletins. Now part of Thomson Reuters.