Business & Economy of Bahrain
Alba is one of the largest aluminum smelters in the world; it spread across an area that's roughly 3.5 km².
Economy of Bahrain
Bahrain has a mixed economy, with government control of many basic industries. Petroleum and natural gas are the only significant natural resources. Bahrain was one of the first states in the Gulf to discover oil and to build a refinery.
Since the end of the 20th century, Bahrain has invested heavily in the banking and (medical) tourism sectors, but the country remains heavily dependent on oil and gas. Oil still comprises 85% of Bahraini budget revenues.
The top exports of Bahrain are refined and crude petroleum, raw aluminum, and iron ore.
Bahrain Chamber of Commerce
Official website of the chamber.
Major Companies in Bahrain
Banking and Financial Services
Eight of the top 10 companies in Bahrain are in Banking and Financial Services.
Central Bank of Bahrain
The CBB, formerly known as the Bahrain Monetary Agency, is responsible for maintaining monetary and financial stability in the kingdom.
Bahrain Stock Exchange
The Bahrain Bourse is the stock exchange of Bahrain.
Ahli United Bank
Ahli United Bank is the largest bank in Bahrain.
Al Salam Bank Bahrain
Al Salam Bank is an Islamic bank headquartered in Manama.
Arab Banking Corporation
Bank ABC provides commercial and investment banking services.
Arcapita Bank, based in Manama, offers investment banking and asset management.
The Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait provides financial and investment services.
GFH Financial Group
GFH, previously known as Gulf Finance House, is a Bahrain based Islamic investment bank.
Investcorp is an international provider of alternative investment products.
National Bank of Bahrain
NBB was the first local bank in Bahrain.
United Gulf Holding Company B.S.C.
UGH offers investment and commercial banking products and services.
Bahrain Telecommunications Company
Batelco is the primary telecommunications company in Bahrain.
Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba)
ALBA is one of the world's largest aluminum smelter.
Bahrain Petroleum Company
BAPCO is the national oil company of Bahrain.
The national airline of the kingdom.
The country's international airport is located on the island of Muharraq, which borders the capital Manama.
Bahrain Public Transport Company
Bahrain bus network.