An exhibition by a Paris-based artist opened in Bahrain last night (April 8).
French artist Louis Cyprien Rials presented his first solo video and installation exhibition at Maison Jamsheer, in Muharraq, in the
Iran's central bank has eliminated a subsidised, cheaper rate for foreign currency and reported a weaker official rate in its place, according to Iranian media and the central bank's website on Saturday.
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Iran has stopped providing subsidised dollars for the import of most basic goods, Iranian media reported, a move that could push soaring consumer prices even higher in the run-up to a presidential election in June.
The Iranian ria
The Iranian currency jumped about 9 per cent against the US dollar because of apparent government intervention and a positive tone at nuclear talks between Iran and world powers, currency websites and Iranian media reported on Monday.
Iran's inflation is continuing to rise and is likely to top 30 per cent in coming weeks as economic sanctions contribute to shortages and stockpiling by anxious consumers, the central bank governor was quoted as saying on Monday.
The Iranian rial has dropped sharply on the open market since Sunday on speculation the head of the country's central bank could be sacked in a row over his performance that has exposed the country's political faultline
National Bank of Oman, the sultanate's fourth-largest lender by market capitalisation, posted a 47.8-percent rise jump in fourth-quarter net profit on Sunday, beating analysts' expectations.
The lender made a net profit of
Iran's food distribution system is in crisis even though Western sanctions do not directly target the market, badly hurting the poor and turning some staples into luxuries.
Private importers are shrinking away from deals made
As Oman prepares to introduce Islamic finance, a restriction on the money market instruments which banks can use may curb their ability to manage funds in the market, hurting profitability.
Authorities are expected to release Isla