Al Baraka Banking CEO praises Bahrain market BFX

22 September 2010

The local Bahrain bourse BSE reached 1,440.59 points Wednesday. Islamic Banks Gulf Finance House (GFH) and Ithmaar Bank were the top gainers, advancing by 4.17% and 3.7% to $0.125 and $0.140, respectively. Al Baraka Banking Group, one of the oldest GCC-based Shari’ah banks, ended flat at $1.450. Al Baraka Banking Group president and CEO Adnan Ahmed Yousif told AME Info today, that he regards Bahrain’s new market Bahrain Financial Exchange (BFX), which is scheduled to go live in the fourth quarter, as “a step into the right direction” to upgrade Manama as a financial centre. Mr. Yousif added that his bank aims to play an active role at the multi-asset-class market BFX.

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