10.01.2013 - Bank Nizwa is first in Oman to open doors for Islamic banking
Bank Nizwa, Oman's first dedicated Islamic bank, formally opened its doors to the public making history for the Sultanate's financial services industry. This pioneering initiative by Bank Nizwa signifies the start of a new era for banking in Oman. The launch was announced soon after the release of the Islamic Banking Regulatory Framework (IBRF) by the Central Bank of Oman (CBO). Commenting on the occasion, Sayyid Amjad Mohammed Ahmed Al Busaidi, chairman of board of directors, Bank Nizwa, said "We are grateful to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said for his visionary leadership that made Islamic banking a reality in Oman...............................................Full Article: Source
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