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Country Report Bahrain

  • ID: 2101498
  • Country Profile
  • Region: Bahrain
  • 25 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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The Economist Intelligence Unit expects the Al Khalifa family to remain in power during the forecast period (2019-23). However, persistent sectarian tensions and the government's resolute stance against dissent suggest that Bahrain will face continued political instability.

We expect the boycott of Qatar by four Arab states to last throughout the forecast period, given the depth of enmity between both sides. We expect the Gulf Co-operation Council to fracture into disunity, albeit gradually, with two new alliances forming in the region.

Oil receipts constitute over 70% of government revenue. As a result, the fiscal deficit will widen in 2019-20, as oil prices fall, and narrow in 2021-23, as oil prices recover.
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Country Report Bahrain

Briefing sheet
Political and economic outlook
Key changes since April 18th
The month ahead
Major risks to our forecast

Outlook for 2019-23: Political stability

Outlook for 2019-23: Election watch

Outlook for 2019-23: International relations

Outlook for 2019-23: Policy trends

Outlook for 2019-23: Fiscal policy

Outlook for 2019-23: Monetary policy

Outlook for 2019-23: International assumptions

Outlook for 2019-23: Economic growth

Outlook for 2019-23: Inflation

Outlook for 2019-23: Exchange rates

Outlook for 2019-23: External sector

Outlook for 2019-23: Forecast summary

Data and charts: Annual data and forecast

Data and charts: Quarterly data

Data and charts: Monthly data

Data and charts: Annual trends charts

Data and charts: Monthly trends charts

Data and charts: Comparative economic indicators

Basic data
Land area
Main towns
Weather in Manama (altitude 5 metres)
Fiscal year
Public holidays

Political structure
Official name
Form of state
Legal system
National elections
Head of state
Main political parties
The government
Key ministers
Head of the Royal Court
Central bank governor
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