BIBF launched a series of research seminars in January that was designed to cover a range of topics of current relevance to the banking, finance and training sectors in Bahrain and the wider Gulf region.
The seminars reflect BIBF’s commitment to the improvement of high quality, industry-relevant research, and thought leadership. The series began on Thursday 21st January at 2pm with a presentation by Dr Ugi Suharto entitled: “Islamic Finance is an Interest Free Finance: A Confusing Terminology.”
The next seminar in the series will take place on Thursday, 28th April at 2:00 pm in the BIBF Seminar Room. BIBF’s Senior Banking Lecturer Dr Chitra Suresh will present a paper entitled “Financial performance of selected conventional & Islamic Bank in the Kingdom of Bahrain”. Dr. Suresh will discuss and compare the performance of Retail conventional and Islamic banks in kingdom of Bahrain using CAMEL ranking approach for the period 2007-14.
Dr Chitra Suresh holds a PhD in Economics and a Certified Trainer and Trade Finance specialist. Her areas of interest are Micro and Macroeconomics, International Economics, Quantitative methods, Econometrics and International Trade Finance. Chithra has also conducted research in the Mutual Fund industry (Portfolio, Risk Management and Financial analysis).
The series will take place at the BIBF campus in Juffair. Academics, practitioners, students and interested members of the public are welcome to attend the free seminars and participate in the discussions that follow the formal presentations. Those interested in attending can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1781 6328.