BMA - Bahrain building on finance hub success

Bahrain is building on its unprecedented success as a banking and financial centre, delegates heard the BMA's governor say at an international conference on Monday.

It is a country which has seized opportunities which have pushed it ahead of the rest, said Bahrain Monetary Agency (BMA) Governor Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa.

Bahrain gained initial benefit from being the first GCC state to develop an oil industry and in its early efforts to diversify sought a heavy industry solution, he t