Entrepreneurship

Improving the Investors’ Centre

25 Feb, '079 Comments

The idea of having most of the relevant government ministries or their representatives in one location where an investor might go to register a company to establish a business in Bahrain is a fantastic step. One no longer has to spend days driving from one ministry to another to get a transaction done, now all […]

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Mickey & Minnie coming to Bahrain!

Mickey & Minnie coming to Bahrain!

6 Feb, '0720 Comments

Al-Waqt was the only paper this morning to carry the story that Disney World might be coming to Bahrain, and a collection of investors including Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia, the Kuwait Finance House and a collection of Bahraini companies and investors putting up 3 billion US$ Bahraini Dinars (US$7.95 billion) to build […]

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Insisting on a wrong

24 Jan, '0715 Comments

I’m curious, what makes the Muharraq governor Salman bin Hindi so adamant on insisting on a wrong? And now he’s even supported by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. What’s going on? It just does not make sense, unless of course this is another “test balloon” being released by the government to see the […]

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We Own McLaren!

We Own McLaren!

11 Jan, '079 Comments

We, as in the “Royal” We, as in the Kingdom of Bahrain, as in Mumtalakat Holdings, the totally Bahraini government owned company which is supposed to also own all of the government companies and companies which the government has a better than 50% stake in, nows owns 30% of McLarren! How sweet is that? Here’s […]

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Holiday!

13 Dec, '0632 Comments

(you HAVE to sing the title of this post in a Madonaesque voice, do it again, go on, do it in a loud voice so everyone can hear you in the office!) A reader sent me an email asking for the upcoming holidays for the private sector a few moments ago and although I am […]

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