This development comes amid a wave of initiatives by countries in the region to transition to a post-oil economy, as is the case of the UAE. The Kingdom of Bahrain has been engaged in an overhaul of its economy as it attempts to diversify its economy amid a continued slump in oil prices. In an interaction with DEALSTREETASIA, Khalid Al Rumaihi, Chief Executive of the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), discussed the partnership and his views on the capital markets of the Middle East and the current state of Islamic fintech. 

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