Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance

Startup Bahrain Goes Regional as ‘Startup MGZN’ with Reinvented Digital Publication

MANAMA, KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN  — A new year and new direction for “Startup Bahrain”, three years since it launched its monthly digital publication, now known as “Startup MGZN” as it takes the project to a new level, focusing on the MENA region’s startups, entrepreneurs, their successes & challenges alongside a new re-imagined app for iOS & Android built from the …

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Rosberg Leads Mercedes Charge With Blistering Pace

BIC, Sakhir – Nico Rosberg topped the Formula One Practice timesheets today as the 2015 Formula One Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix got underway at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Sakhir. Rosberg powered his Mercedes to the fastest time overall during the day’s second hour-and-a-half session held under BIC’s state-of-the-art floodlights. The German’s best lap was 1min 34.647secs. Kimi Raikkonen …

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National Bank of Bahrain Donates To BIBF Dealing Room

Manama, Bahrain – 30 March, 2015: National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) donated five thousand Bahraini dinars in support of the BIBF Dealing Room, the first educational training facility of its kind in the region. The dealing room was launched in October 2014 as part of BIBF’s strategy to enhance industry training by providing technology-enabled experiential learning. Mr. Hussain Al Hussaini, …

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Head Of BIBF’s Centre of Insurance Wins Achievement Award

Manama, March 21, 2015: Husain Al Ajmi, Assistant Director and Head of Centre of Insurance at BIBF recently won the “Achievement Award” at the Bahrain Insurance Association (BIA) Awards to recognize professional and academic contributions of insurance industry leaders at the local, regional, and international levels and highlight the industry’s achievements. A number of insurance industry leaders were honoured at the …

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BIBF Dealing Room Course

Manama, Bahrain – March 17, 2015: BIBF recently launched its inaugural simulation course in the region’s first education dealing room, with twenty-two participants from Bahrain, Oman and Saudi Arabia. The 5-day course, titled “Trading, Market Making & Portfolio Management” gives participants a practical front-desk experience on the buy and sell side of the financial industry using live and simulated markets, trading …

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BIBF Organises Economic Lecture

Manama, Bahrain – March 10, 2015: Dr. Omar Al-Ubaydli, Senior Research fellow at the Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies, and Senior Research fellow at George Mason’s Mercatus Centre addressed BIBF students yesterday to shed light on the field of economics, the skills students will acquire from majoring in the subject and its potential career paths. Over 30 students …

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KHCB Supports the BIBF Dealing Room

Manama, Bahrain – March 9, 2015: Khaleeiji Commercial Bank, one of Bahrain’s leading Islamic banks, recently donated five thousand Bahraini dinars in support of the BIBF Dealing Room, the first educational training facility of its kind in the region. The Dealing Room was launched in October 2014 as part of BIBF’s strategy to enhance industry training by providing technology-enabled experiential learning. …

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BIBF Partners With DinarStandard

Manama, Bahrain March 4th, 2015: BIBF announced the launch of the region’s first Islamic Finance and Muslim Lifestyle Convergence Training programme, developed as part of the Waqf Fund’s initiatives to enhance Islamic Finance training in the region, in partnership with New York-based DinarStandard, at a press conference held at their premises yesterday. Mr. Khalid Hamad, Chairman of the Waqf Fund and …

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BIBF Hosts CBB and Federal Reserve’s Training Program

Manama, BIBF – 28 February 2014: The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) and the Federal Reserve System recently concluded a training programme at BIBF on “Bank Analysis and Examination”, specifically designed for central bank supervisors. The five-day programme focused on risk-management and analytical concepts that apply to all areas of supervision including examinations, inspections, surveillance and applications. Participants comprised of executives …

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BIBF Participates in Gulf Banking Institutes Meeting

BIBF took part in the 30th meeting of the Commission of Banking Institutes and Faculties in the GCC, which was held recently in Qatar’s capital, Doha. The meeting, which takes place annually under the umbrella of GCC general secretariat, is aimed at exchanging experience and knowledge between Gulf banking institutes and coordinating a number of joint initiatives to support banking …

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BIBF Participates In The 2nd BICSR Conference

Manama, Bahrain – February 10, 2015: BIBF participated in the second Bahrain International Corporate Social Responsibility Conference held under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Abdul Hussain bin Ali Mirza, Minister of Energy, at the Gulf Hotel Convention Centre. The participation of the Institute is part of its commitment to support prominent events of this nature, which highlight the importance …

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BAB And BIBF Launch Bahrain Banks Annual Review 2014

Wednesday, 4 February 2015: The Bahrain Association of Banks (BAB) and BIBF are pleased to launch of The Bahrain Banks Annual Review 2014, the most comprehensive survey of banks registered in Bahrain and part of long-term project the maintain a database on the performance and competitiveness of the banking sector in Bahrain. The annual publication, the first study of its kind …

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BIBF Hosts Leadership Development Programme

Manama, Bahrain – January 31, 2015: BIBF recently held an open house for its Leadership Development Programme (LDP) offered in partnership with the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia (USA), and the Emirates Institute for Banking & Financial Studies. The three-week programme, which is scheduled to take place in Charlottesville (Virginia) in April, targets outstanding managers from …

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BIBF Seminar on Concepts in Financial Economics

BIBF, in collaboration with the Bahrain chapter of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) USA, recently organised a seminar highlighting some of the most profound ideas in the financial economics discipline to date, especially concepts for which the Nobel prizes were awarded and considered the contribution to real world practices. The seminar, titled “Nobel Ideas”, focused on a range …

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