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 development 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, 10th March at 2:00 pm in the BIBF Seminar Room. BIBF’s Senior Economics Lecturer Dr Huseyin Aytug will present a paper entitled “Understanding exchange rate exposure through the net foreign exchange position channel”.
Dr Aytug holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California – Santa Cruz (USA) and held the position of Economist at the Central Bank of Turkey prior to joining BIBF. His primary research fields included international finance and monetary economics. In his dissertation, he studied the impact of adopting the euro on economic growth and international trade. While completing his PhD, he also worked as a lecturer and taught several economics classes at the San Jose State University.
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.