Inflation ( CCPI)1.7% (June 2024)
GDP5.3% (1Q 2024)
Unemployment4.3% (4Q 2023)
3M T-Bill Rate9.55%
12M T-Bill Rate10.07%
2Y T-Bond Rate10.55%/ 10.65%
4Y T-Bond Rate11.80% / 11.85%
Reserves $5.6Bn (June 2024)
Cum. Trade Deficit $2,180 Mn (May 2024 cumulative)
Cum. Fiscal DeficitLKR 361Bn (April 2024)

Real-time transaction volumes around the world grew 63.2% in 2022

InternationalMay 25, 2023
Real-time transaction volumes around the world grew 63.2% in 2022

Overall real-time transaction volumes around the world grew 63.2% in 2022 to reach a new high of 195.0Bi transactions and are forecasted to reach 511.7B by 2027. By 2027, Bahrain a country of just 1.5 million people is forecasted to have the highest level of real-time payments consumer adoption, with 83.3 real-time transactions per head per month (TPHM).

The world’s major economies have rarely extended the use of real-time payments beyond peer-to-peer credit transfers. The good news for these major economies: the TPHM achieved by our global top 10 illustrates the scale of potential growth they can still unlock.


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