• GDP was at 3% in 2016, and forecasted at 2.5% for 2017 overall.
  • More than 80% real GDP growth generated by non-oil sector.
  • SLRB transaction figures- reached BHD2.9 ml in Q1 2017, 8.1 % above Q1 2016 figure.
  • Commercial office occupiers take advantage of affordable Grade A space at Bahrain Bay, Manama and Seef.  Prime average rents stable.
  • Development in retail and hospitality continues, with luxury hotels due to open in 2017 and 2018.
  • First phase of  Kuwaiti shopping mall brand - The Avenues with 38,000 GLA is set to open in 2017.