Investment in Bahrain
Bahrain - InvestmentThe economy likely recovered somewhat in the third quarter, after contracting sharply in the second quarter due to restrictions imposed at home and abroad to contain the spread of the pandemic. In early September, Bahrain reopened its borders, boding well for tourism and trade. As such, non-oil trade with Saudi Arabia, and likely the region at large, increased strongly in Q3. However, business confidence slumped in the quarter compared to Q2, largely due to more pessimistic expectations regarding Q3’s performance. Turning to Q4, on 24 October restaurants and cafes reopened indoor service after a seven-month prohibition. However, foreign reserves have fallen, likely due to the recent oil price drop, which coupled with rising debt pose downside risks to the country’s finances. Meanwhile, as Covid-19 cases remain elevated, authorities recently extended a number of measures already in place to bolster the economy until year-end.
Bahrain - Investment Data
|Investment (annual variation in %)||-8.5||10.8||11.0||4.7||-|
5 years of economic forecasts for more than 30 economic indicators.
|Exchange Rate||0.38||0.03 %||Jan 01|
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