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Loans in Bahrain hit record level in June

Bahrain's central bank has said loan portfolio of banks in the country rose to its highest level of BD7.1bn at the end of June, compared with BD7.03bn in the previous month, Gulf Daily News has reported. The country's business sector borrowed more than BD4.4bn, while personal loans reached BD2.51bn. The government sector came at the bottom of the list with only BD176.2m loan, the report said.