Tamkeen is a semi-autonomous yet independent authority which formulates strategic and operational plans to enhance the overall prosperity of Bahrain by investing in Bahraini employability, job creation and social support. Tamkeen’s main objectives are to support Bahrainis to become the employees of choice, and to support high quality private sector job creation. Tamkeen has invested more than BD 170 million in more than 50 projects targeting more than 29,000 Bahrainis and 5,700 enterprises. Programmes are continuously being devised as per Tamkeen’s strategy and the numbers of beneficiaries are continuously increasing.
Bahrain Islamic Bank
Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB) was established in 1979 as the first Islamic commercial bank in the Kingdom of Bahrain, The authorized capital is BD 100 million and paid up capital is BD 66.235 million.
Since its inception, BisB has recorded a steady growth. At the end of 2008, the shareholders’ funds reached nearly BD 166 million Bahraini Dinars, with assets in excess of BD 874 million.
The Bank has been maintaining its leading position in the Islamic banking sector through adopting innovative Islamic investment and financing products, supported by superior retail and corporate banking services. The Bank is listed on the Bahrain Stock Exchange. The major shareholders are leading local and regional financial institutions. The Bank operates under supervision and the regulatory framework of the Central Bank of Bahrain.
Bahrain Development Bank
Bahrain Development Bank (BDB) commenced operations on January, 1992 as the country’s premier Development Financial Institution. The Government had entrusted the Bank with the vital task of promoting investments in Bahrain, with the aim of diversifying the economic base, thereby creating new employment opportunities for Bahrainis and contributing significantly to the overall socio-economic development of the country.
Over the years, BDB has extended its innovative mix of financial services to reach a large number of entrepreneurs, spread across a broad range of economic sub-sectors, including manufacturing, tourism, health, education, fisheries, agriculture, professionals, and other value-adding service activities.
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