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There are fears that VAT will have negative implications for businesses and individuals in Bahrain. (Shutterstock)
December 06, 2018 - 11:02 GMT
It has been nearly a year since the rollout of VAT in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, with Bahrain set to join them on January 1, 2019.
Female Activists in Bahrain (Twitter)
December 02, 2018 - 12:02 GMT
Bahrain’s largest opposition group has warned about the ruling regime’s sweeping arrest and abuse campaign against female activists throughout the course of a campaign of suppression that has already taken the lives of scores of dissidents.
Vice Admiral, Commander of US Naval Forces Central Command, Scott Stearney (Twitter)
December 02, 2018 - 10:16 GMT
The top U.S. Navy officer in charge of American naval operations throughout the Middle East and Southwest Asia has been found dead in Bahrain, home to U.S. military’s Fifth Fleet naval force, which he commanded.
Bahrain Olympic Committee logo
December 01, 2018 - 19:20 GMT
Supreme Council for Youth and Sports assistant secretary general and Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) secretary general...
Economy Minister Eli Cohen (Twitter)
November 27, 2018 - 06:00 GMT
Bahrain has invited an Israeli minister to attend a conference in the Gulf state, Israel's state broadcaster has reported, as Tel Aviv seeks to establish diplomatic relations with Arab and African-Muslim states.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L) shaking hands with Bahrain's King Hamad at the closing ceremony of the
November 25, 2018 - 13:43 GMT
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is set to arrive in Bahrain on Sunday for talks with King Hamad bin Issa.
Bahraini voters cast their ballot for parliamentary election at a polling station in the Bahraini city of Al-Muharraq, north of Manama on November 24, 2018. (AFP)
November 25, 2018 - 08:27 GMT
Bahraini voters cast ballot on Saturday in the Gulf country’s parliamentary and municipal election.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (AFP)
November 24, 2018 - 10:00 GMT
Israeli Prime Mininster Binyamin Netanyahu will be visiting Bahrain "soon", his office said on Friday.
Jibril Al Rajoub
November 22, 2018 - 17:16 GMT
Representative of the King for Charity Work and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports (SCYS)...
BIC announced several exciting details for the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2019
November 21, 2018 - 09:10 GMT
Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), “the home of motorsport in the Middle East”, is already gearing up for next year’s highly anticipated night race in Sakhir.
The Bahraini delegation met with Vice Mayor of Shenzhen, Ai Xuefeng, and a number of local government officials and business leaders at the Bahrain – Shenzhen Business Forum and the China High-Tech Fair. (Shutterstock)
November 20, 2018 - 07:16 GMT
A senior delegation from Bahrain led by the Capital Governor Sheikh Hisham bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa and organized by the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) concluded its visit to Shenzhen, China, by signing eight Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation between the two countries.
The upcoming Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit is likely to be held in #Riyadh on December 9 (Twitter)
November 20, 2018 - 02:00 GMT
Qatar is expected to attend the upcoming Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in the Saudi capital, according to Kuwaiti officials.
Bahrain, China to Want to Expand on Their $1.7 Billion Trade. (Shutterstock)
November 12, 2018 - 08:11 GMT
A high-level Bahrain business delegation will land in China this week on a visit organised by the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) aiming to strengthen economic and trade ties between the two countries.
Bahrain nabs anti-regime activists for allegedly trying to cause 'chaos' (Twitter)
November 11, 2018 - 08:20 GMT
Bahrain has given jail terms, ranging from three to 10 years, to six more anti-regime activists a week after sentencing opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman and two of his colleagues to life in prison.
Bahrain has lower costs than any other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) country for cross-border internet connectivity, a critical metric for an ICT hub. (Shutterstock)
November 06, 2018 - 07:44 GMT
A KPMG report on ‘The Cost of Doing Business in the GCC’ in the ICT sector has found that Bahrain has the most liberalised and competitive IT sector in the region.
After the introduction of VAT in a country, businesses discover that their entire business ecosystem are also part of their business. (Shutterstock)
November 05, 2018 - 08:55 GMT
Value-added tax, being all pervasive, impacts a country's economy as well as the industries therein. Furthermore, VAT impact also spills over to the import and export of goods and services.