Bahrain's Al Maraj calls for more liberalisation

The six member states making up the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) must further liberalise their economies if their recent economic success is to continue, says Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj, the governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain.

Speaking in London last week, Al Maraj said: "Even in boom times, the key challenge to GCC governments is to maintain the momentum of economic activities thereby creating additional job opportunities. This means encouraging economic diversity, and increasing the

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