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Bahrain market advances steadily

The Bahrain All-Share Index ended up by 0.35 per cent at 1,433.40 points on Sunday, January 18, representing a high seven-week high.

Islamic financial institution Ithmaar Bank surged 9.38 per cent to hit $0.175.

Aluminium Bahrain added one per cent to reach BD0.505.

The IMF predicts the Bahraini real economy would grow by 3.3 per cent this year, mainly due to an increase of the kingdom’s non-oil economy.

Gérard Al-Fil