Economic Analysis - Successful Bond Issuance Points To Retention Of Investor Confidence - 02 OCT 2017
Emerging Markets Monitor September 2017 / Bahrain / Economy
Bahrain's fiscal position will deteriorate further over the coming years, as large budget shortfalls lead to sharp increases in public debt. Manama's successful international bond issuance on...
Economic Analysis - Austerity To Take Its Toll On Growth - 21 AUG 2017
Emerging Markets Monitor August 2017 / Bahrain / Economy
Economic growth will slow in Bahrain over the coming quarters as fiscal consolidation measures negatively impact investment and consumption. The infrastructure sector will remain a key driver of...
Economic Analysis - External Financing Shielding Growth From Fiscal Pressures - 15 FEB 2016
Emerging Markets Monitor February 2016 / Bahrain / Economy
External financing from the rest of the GCC will help to shield the Bahraini non-oil sector from the ongoing retrenchment in public spending. Despite the negative impact of subsidy cuts on internal...
Economic Analysis - Meat Subsidies Cut Signals Other Measures To Come - 12 OCT 2015
Emerging Markets Monitor October 2015 / Bahrain / Economy
The first steps taken by Bahrain's government in response to lower oil prices - the abolition of meat subsidies and the formation of a reduced cabinet - will have a limited impact on the budget...
Economic Analysis - Difficult Fiscal Decisions Ahead - 24 FEB 2014
Emerging Markets Monitor February 2014 / Bahrain / Economy
Bahrain's weak medium-term fiscal prospects will force the government to make difficult choices. We believe that Manama will have little option but to introduce new taxes over the coming years...