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BIBF set to launch pioneering course

MANAMA: The world's first training course on the convergence of Islamic capital and halal food and Muslim lifestyle sectors will be available in Bahrain from May.

Being offered by BIBF through a partnership with New York-based growth strategy research and advisory firm Dinar Standard, it has b...ReadMore

Huge rush for space at Dragon City mall

MANAMA: Dragon City, a mall development in the southwest corner of Diyar Al Muharraq, has already pre-let more than 60 per cent of space, according to real estate consultancy Cluttons.

Investor-friendly Bahrain 'ideal for big businesses'

MANAMA: Bahrain enjoys an investor-friendly environment for big global businesses and it welcomes projects that add value to the national economy, Industry and Commerce Minister Zayed Al Zayani said yesterday.

Majali appointed FIA president

MANAMA: Bahrain's Foreign Investors Association (FIA) has elected a new administrative board with Jordanian businessman Fadi Majali as president and American businessman Hisham Ayoub as the vice-president.

Insurance awareness campaign is lined up

MANAMA: Bahrain Insurance Association (BIA) yesterday announced plans for 'Insurance Awareness Week 2015'.

Batelco Group in partnership deal

MANAMA: Batelco Group has signed an agreement that will see Canada-based Star Solutions build and implement GSM/LTE mobile networks for Sure South Atlantic, Batelco Group's operations in the South Atlantic region.

CBB gives go-ahead for Turkiye Finans

MANAMA: Turkiye Finans Katilim Bankasi has got a Islamic wholesale banking licence from the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) to open a branch in the kingdom.

Bahrain ranks among top OIC travel destinations

MANAMA: Bahrain has been named in the top 20 among the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC) destinations in the Global Muslim Travel Index.

Bapco and EMC sign agreement

MANAMA: Bapco and EMC have signed an agreement under which the refining major gets a centralised, tapeless backup environment using EMC's 'next generation data protection solutions'.

Sedco Capital plans to start feeder fund

MANAMA: Jeddah-based Islamic investment firm Sedco Capital plans to launch a Luxembourg feeder fund for its Gulf money market fund and is exploring ways to offer a Saudi-specific product to international investors, its lead fund manager said.

ICICI ties up with SADAD

MANAMA: ICICI Bank has tied up with SADAD Electronic Payment Systems to offer remittance service for non-resident Indians (NRIs) based in Bahrain.

Citi starts promotion

MANAMA: Citi Bahrain has announced the launch of a new promotion for its credit card customers.

Sudan bank plans unit in Bahrain

MANAMA: Bank of Khartoum, an Islamic institution which is Sudan's biggest privately owned bank, plans to open a wholesale banking branch in Bahrain, its first branch in the Gulf, its chief executive said.

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