Bahrain Financial Services Articles & Analysis

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The Islamic banking sector might be outstripping its conventional counterpart in terms of growth, but the rapidly developing industry still faces a number of challenges which ordinary lenders are not confronted by. One of the most salient of them is the question of liquidity, which has existed as a potential impediment to growth since the...

 

In February 2015 the leading participants in the region’s insurance market came to Bahrain for the Middle East Insurance Forum, an annual event which has become the largest and most influential industry gathering in the Gulf. Staged under the official patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB), the event attracted around 500 attendees,...

 

For decades, Bahrain has been a regional centre for insurance, with domestic and international firms taking advantage of the country’s robust yet accommodating regulatory structure to pursue business both locally and in rapidly emerging regional markets. The nation’s insurance industry faces increased competition on two fronts: at home, a...

 

As a pioneer in Islamic finance regulations and the home of some of the most important standard-setting institutions in the global sharia-compliant arena, Bahrain is at the forefront of the international Islamic financial services (IFS) industry. Islamic banks in the kingdom continue to expand, serving the region as well as the domestic market...

 

What measures are being taken to improve the level of confidence in Bahrain’s banks?

 

The new era of lower oil prices is having considerable repercussions on the GCC’s capital markets. Both equity and debt capital markets are undergoing challenging times affected by a changing macroeconomic environment and the increasing risk averseness of market participants. In the equities space, corporate earnings have already started...