Bahrain: Business Guide

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Country Descriptions & Profiles

Note: Includes country profiles from several sources: Business Monitor International, Countrywatch Inc., Datamonitor, EIU, Global Insight, Going Global, Icon Group, OECD, and PRS Group. Select “Country Reports” from “Publications” column on the right. Highlights include:

Background Notes on Countries of the World: Bahrain

Published by the U.S. government, includes facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations and travel/business information.

Bahrain Country Review

Published annually by CountryWatch, provides demographic, economic, business, and environmental data.

Bahrain Country Monitor

Presents Analyses, Statistics, and Forecasts on the Economy. Includes information on Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Real GDP, Consumer Prices, Foreign Trade, Official Exchange Rate, etc. Also provides Import and Export Statistics as well as the names of important government officials.

Bahrain Economic Competitiveness

Published by the Icon Group using vertical analysis or common-sized statements, provides estimates of the financial performance and labor productivity of countries compared to global benchmarks.  Financial analysis includes asset, liability and income structure, ratios, profitability ratios and key percentile rankings.  Labor productivity analysis includes asset-labor, liability-labor, and income-labor ratios.

Finance, Trade & Commerce

BuyUSA.gov U.S. Commercial Services: Bahrain

http://www.buyusa.gov/bahrain/en/

From the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration.U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) Provides information to U.S. businesses exporting goods and services, including trade agreements, market research, trade event lists, industry specific information.

Global Edge: Bahrain

http://globaledge.msu.edu/countries/Bahrain

Created by the Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University ( MSU-CIBER ), globalEDGE contains country specific news, statistics, history, economics, and government data.

Index of Economic Freedom: Bahrain

http://www.heritage.org/Index/Country/Bahrain

A Web resource evaluating the following areas:trade policy, fiscal burden of government, government intervention in the economy, monetary policy, capital flows and foreign investment, banking and finance, wages and prices, property rights, regulation, and black market.

Statistics & Government Resources

Central Bank of Bahrain

http://www.cbb.gov.bh/

The official Web site of the Central Bank of Bahrain includes information on currency rates, monetary policy, statistics and much more.

Embassy of Bahrain in Washington D.C.

http://www.bahrainembassy.org/

Information about business and investment. Also contains information about flora and fauna, education, travel and tourism, visas, immigration, history, geography, people and culture.