says Investment Dar’s chairman and managing director Adnan al-Musallam. ‘We think that the bank needs to go regional, and for cross-border activities you need a minimum capital of about $300 million. BIB is our only banking identity and it will be our vehicle for any banking expansion elsewhere.’ Investment Dar acquired a 30 per cent stake in the Bahraini bank in late 2005 for BD 32 million ($84.2 million – MEED 14:10:05).