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Gulf three-way asset management traffic

The Gulf's three-way asset management traffic

October 1, 2012

The financial centres of Bahrain, Dubai and Qatar dominate the Gulf's economic sphere and despite some major regulatory changes, the region as a whole is becoming more attractive to international asset managers in search of investable wealth.

Resilience underpins Arab banks

Top Arab banks ranking, 2012

October 1, 2012

Arab banks offset the turmoil of the Arab Spring and offered a robust performance in 2011 with impressive growth across the key financial indicators. And with minimal exposure to the eurozone crisis, the region's banks are expected to continue their recovery from the global financial crisis.

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Rebuilding Bahrain's reputation

September 1, 2011

In light of its ongoing political turmoil, many industry players have been quick to sound the death knell for Bahrain's status as the Middle East's financial hub but the country still holds many competitive advantages over its rivals.

Bahrain Financial Exchange targets sharia business

December 23, 2010

Island kingdom Bahrain has opened a new Islamic exchange house and is launching innovative products to the market, such as an electronic trading platform, in an attempt to capture a bigger share of sharia-compliant assets. Writer Hafsa Kara

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A tale of two centres

November 24, 2010

From Hong Kong to London, established global financial centres are looking to reinvent themselves as Islamic finance hubs and capture a slice of a fast-growing and still largely untapped market.

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Battling the odds

March 3, 2010

Bahrain has had to deal with its fair share of problems on the back of the global economic downturn, but a sound regulatory and supervisory structure and deft handling of the crisis by the central bank has ensured it will emerge as a stronger, more confident nation as a result. Writer Charlie Corbett

Adel El-Labban

September 2, 2009

The chief executive of Ahli United Bank in Bahrain outlines the woes of the banking sector and explains why his bank has fared better than most. Writer Michael Imeson

A mixed year for GCC banks

September 2, 2009

The Gulf Co-operation Council countries have suffered as a result of the global economic downturn. Bank profits are down and there have even been some bank failures. But there is also plenty to be upbeat about, with some regions bucking the downward trend. Writer Michael Imeson

Tighter times for Bahrain

April 7, 2009

The global economic downturn is catching up with Bahrain's banks. However, the country still has some cause for optimism, particularly in its Islamic banking sector. Writer Michael Imeson

Good show of profits

May 5, 2008

Stephen Timewell looks at the latest performance of Bahrain’s banks and finds them relatively unscathed by the US crisis.

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