The Kingdom of Bahrain is a small but vibrant island nation located in the Arabian Gulf. Known for its rich history, strategic location, and cosmopolitan atmosphere, Bahrain offers a unique blend of traditional Arab culture and modern development. With a diverse population and a progressive outlook, Bahrain has established itself as a regional hub for finance, tourism, and commerce. Its thriving economy, stunning architecture, and warm hospitality make it an enticing destination for both business and leisure travelers. Whether exploring its ancient archaeological sites, indulging in the local cuisine, or enjoying the turquoise waters of the Gulf, visitors to Bahrain are sure to be captivated by its charm and allure.
About Kingdom of Bahrain
Bahrain is situated in Middle East, archipelago in the Persian Gulf, east of Saudi Arabia. It has an area of 760 sq. Km with a very hot and humid summer and pleasant winter.This Kingdom has a population approx. 1.44 Million which includes approx. 69 Million immigrants making 48% of total population. Natural resources of Kingdom of Bahrain include oil, associated and non-associated natural gas, fish and pearls. Around 11% of the land is agricultural and 40 sq. Km is irrigated.
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Bahraini Dinar is official currency in the Kingdom. The exchange rate (against US dollar) of last is decreased in 2018 by 0.2 and last 5 years it have same exchange rate against US Dollars. The Last 6 years of Exchange rate in US is as Follows :
Why company formation in Bahrain
While examining financial position of the kingdom it has been found that oil and natural gas play a dominant role in Bahrain’s economy. Despite the Government’s past efforts to diversify the economy, oil still comprises 85% of Bahraini budget revenues. The Central Bank interest rate for 2 years revolves around 2.75% which is considered lowest in GULF counties. Other major economic activities are production of aluminum. Financial and Investment segment is the Bahrain’s second biggest contributor in GDP after oil and gas. Bahrain continues to seek new natural gas supplies as feedstock to support its expanding petrochemical and aluminum industries. In April 2018 Bahrain announced it had found a significant oil field off the country’s west coast but is still assessing how much of the oil can be extracted profitably.
Since end of 2018 Bahrain has started VAT. That is being implemented step by step from large businesses to small businesses. All products and services of VAT registered companies will be subject to a tax of 5% (of value). As the burden of tax is levied on end consumer the investors are not much effected other than compliance.