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Islamic finance in focus at Bahrain conference

More than 1,300 high-level industry professionals from over 50 countries will take part in major Islamic banking conference in Bahrain. The the 21st annual edition of the World Islamic Banking Conference (WIBC 2014) will be held u

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Barclays taps vein biometrics in bank fraud fight

Barclays is launching a finger scanner for corporate clients and will roll out voice recognition for millions of retail clients next year as it steps up use of biometric recognition technology to combat banking fraud. The British

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Citibank Bahrain wins top awards

Citibank Bahrain has won two key awards for Internet banking. The bank said it won the "Best Consumer Internet Bank" and the "Best Corporate/Institutional Internet Bank" awards in the first round of Global Fina

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Al Baraka appoints VP, commercial banking head

Al Baraka Banking Group (ABG), a Bahrain-based Islamic banking group, has appointed Mohammed Abdullah El Qaq as senior vice-president and head of commercial banking. El Qaq has more than 22 years of experience in commercial bankin

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Saudi cbank may cap consumer lending

Saudi Arabia's central bank has published new consumer lending regulations which give it the power to cap retail lending at individual banks and limit the fees that banks can charge. The rules could dent profit growth at banks

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Bahrain students excel in CDCS exams

Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF) said its second batch of students have surpassed the global pass rates in the Certificate for Documentary Credit Specialists (CDCS) qualification exams offered by ifs University College, UK.

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NBAD to use NCR’s new platform for retail banking

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has selected the NCR SelfServ 91, a new hardware platform that will help the bank transform its branches and extend its retail banking footprint. It is the latest in branch banking technology

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Growing popularity of Islamic finance underlined

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry underlined the growing popularity of Islamic finance over the conventional sector in a preparatory report for the 10th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) to be held in Dubai from October 28-30.

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400 experts to discuss GCC banking sector’s IT spend

More than 400 C-level executives, IT experts, retail banking specialists and finance heads are set to attend a leading banking technology summit in Dubai in September.   The

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Islamic economies 'set to cross boundaries'

Islamic economies are already a significant part of the global economy and are set to become even more important over the next decade, a senior banker has said. Contrary to popular belief, the Islamic economy is more than just Isl

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