Fresh doubts cast over Gulf currency plan

Kovac, Matt
May 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;5/21/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 67, p14
Trade Publication
The article reports on the position of Bahrain on the proposed currency union among Gulf Arab states. Crown Prince of Bahrain Sheikh Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa finds it increasingly unlikely to meet that date. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has proposed a monetary union set for January 2010 similar to that in Europe to elevate trade, economic and social integration among the states.


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