Bahrain

In-depth country-focused analysis on Bahrain's economic, political and operational risk environment, complemented by detailed sector insight

Our comprehensive assessment of Bahrain's operating environment and the outlook for its leading sectors are formed by bringing together a wealth of data on global markets that affect Bahrain, as well as the latest industry developments that could impact Bahrain's industries. This unique integrated approach has given us an impeccable track-record for predicting important shifts in the markets, ensuring you’re aware of the latest market opportunities and risks in Bahrain before your competitors.

Bahrain Country Risk

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Core Views We expect Bahrain's economy to expand at a moderate pace over 2014 and forecast real GDP growth of 3.4%, down from an estimated 4.3% in 2013. Business activity in the non-oil sector...

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Bahrain Industry Coverage (15)

Autos

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Looking at trends for 2014 and beyond, BMI believes that the Bahraini auto market will continue to see strong and steady growth, with total sales set to near 65,000 per year by the end of our newly...

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Commercial Banking

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Commercial Banking Sector Indicators Date Total assets Client loans Bond portfolio Other Liabilities and capital Capital Client deposits Other...

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Consumer Electronics

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BMI View: Bahrain's consumer electronics market is one of the smallest in the region due to the size of the population. This means that devices are mostly distributed via regional hubs ,...

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Food & Drink

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BMI View: Bahrain's economy remains on a recovery path heading into 2014, boosted by a normalisation of oil output, continued improvements in non-oil business activity, and steadfast fiscal...

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Freight Transport

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Bahrain continues to invest heavily into making itself a key logisitics centre in the Gulf. The primary port, the Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP) is to have its channel deepened, and the Bahrain...

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Information Technology

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BMI View: Youthful population dynamics, government ICT initiatives and expanding financial hub status have been the major drivers of growth in Bahrain's IT market. However, escalating political...

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Infrastructure

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BMI View : With no end in sight to Bahrain's protracted political crisis we see little chance of a meaningful construction industry recovery materialising over the near term. Persistent political...

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Insurance

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BMI View: As of late 2013, it appears that Bahrain's insurance sector is in something of a hiatus. Looking forward, we expect that competitive pressures facing the non-life companies will...

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Oil & Gas

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BMI View: Bahrain is trying to double its oil production by the end of the decade. This increase would largely depend on the success of plans under way to raise production from the Bahrain field...

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Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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BMI View: We remain cautiously positive about Bahrain ' s longer-term pharmaceutical market outlook. On the one hand, the population ' s relative wealth and the absence of a strong domestic...

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Real Estate

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BMI View: While the Bahraini economy continues to grow , w e believe the real estate sector will remain stagnant . We predict some slight increases in rents and also that net yields will...

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Retail

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BMI View: Bahrain's increasingly sophisticated urban population is forecast to continue spending on non-essential items such as luxury clothing and jewellery over the next few years, leading to a...

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Shipping

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Things are looking up for the Bahraini shipping sector. The Khalifa bin Salman Port (KBSP) is seeing volumes rise on the back of the massive hike in demand at Saudi Arabian ports. The consumer demand...

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Telecommunications

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BMI View : Bahrain's telecoms market is rapidly moving towards high-value wireless and wireline data services, supported by the launch of 4G LTE network services and 100Mbps fibre broadband...

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Water

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BMI View: Bahrain's water sector is gradually undergoing reform and is increasingly open to foreign direct investment. The process is tentative, with Crown Prince Salman, appointed as deputy...

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