BAHRAIN: Maintaining hegemony
Bahrain has always been a leading regional hub, closely connected to Saudi Arabia both physically and marketwise. The connection is not unlike the market similarities we see between the US and Bermuda. The smaller market in Bermuda is influenced by the US market due to their proximity and cultural matching. Likewise, Bahrain has continued to thrive based on its alliances throughout the world and especially with the Saudi market. Bahrain is likely to remain a leader in the region, especially due to its location and its strategic alliances with the emerging markets.