Central Bank of Bahrain


One of the objectives of the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) is to provide effective central banking services to the Government and to the financial sector of the Kingdom. In the pursuit of this objective, the CBB undertakes a range of banking operations:

Payment and settlement systems operations
The CBB operates the national payment and settlement systems which enable payment of settlement between banks as well as the clearing and settlement of cheque, securities and ATM transactions.

Issuance of Government securities
The CBB is empowered to issue debt securities on behalf of the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Foreign exchange reserve management
The CBB has been assigned the task to manage the Government's reserve holdings of gold and foreign currency.

Currency issue
The CBB has the sole responsibility for the issuance of banknotes and coins in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

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