What data is expected?
List of registered (limited liability) companies. The submissions in this data category does not need to include detailed financial data such as balance sheet etc. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:
- Name of company
- Unique identifier of the company
- Company address
- Updated at least once a month
What data is available
- Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
- Is the data available for free? Yes
- Is the data machine readable? No (n/a)
- Available in bulk? No
- Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
- Publicly available? Yes(as Company Register including unique company identifier, name, address, registered activities, and shareholder details. published by Ministry of Industry and Commerce)
- Is data in digital form? Yes
- Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
- Does the data exist? Yes
The Ministry of Industry and Commerce in Bahrain provides a dedicated website for the company register (http://www.business.gov.bh/ ) that allows the public to search or browse the register and find up to date details about any company with information including the company registration number, address, telephone number, shareholders, registered activities and more.
To browse the register, select "Information Request" at the side. The information is sorted by Block (area), Industry or Company Type, and at least one of these criteria must be chosen to make a search; but the data can otherwise be browsed freely.
To perform a search with keywords, select "Search" at the side and enter the company name or registry number to obtain search results.
Added details on browsing vs. searching. All else seems fine!
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