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Bahrain may host summit.

MANAMA: Kuala Lumpur-based Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) is considering Bahrain as the host for its 7th Annual Summit in May next year.

IFSB is an international-standard setting body of regulatory and supervisory agencies.

Bahrain Exhibition and Convention Authority (BECA) chief executive officer Hassan Jaffer Mohamed and deputy chief executive officer Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen received IFSB senior executive Siham Ismail and senior project manager Noor Erni Surya Noordin when they visited the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.

BECA organised IFSB's site inspection in co-ordination with Gulf Air, The Diplomat Radisson SAS Hotel and other hotels in Bahrain.

IFSB, whose mandate is to ensure the soundness and stability of the Islamic financial services industry, is comprised of 150 members including regulatory and supervisory authorities as well as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, Bank for International Settlements, Islamic Development Bank, Asian Development Bank and other market players and professional firms operating in 31 jurisdictions.

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Publication:Gulf Daily News (Manama, Bahrain)
Date:Aug 27, 2009
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