The reluctance of local lenders to join the $3 billion loan for Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa), which is in general syndication, is highlighting how previously liquid local Middle East banks are being priced out of the market as low oi
National Bank of Oman (NBO), the sultanate's third-largest lender by assets, is expecting to increase lending by between 10 per cent and 12 per cent this year, its chief executive was quoted as saying by the Oman Tribune.
Abu Dhabi state fund Aabar Investments is demanding a hefty premium for its minority stake in Malaysia's No.4 bank, sources say, as the Abu Dhabi state fund leverages on its amplified role in a $22 billion merger that will create Southeast A
Dubai's Mashreq, the emirate's third-biggest lender by assets, reported a 35 percent increase in first-quarter net profit on rising income thanks to improving economic conditions.
The lender made a net profit of 575 millio
Emirates NBD, Dubai's largest lender, said on Thursday its first-quarter net profit rose 25 percent on the back of both interest and fee income, beating analysts' forecasts.
The lender, 55.6-percent owned by state fund Inv
Warba Bank, a Kuwait-based Islamic lender set up three years ago, will be listed on the country's stock exchange on September 3 after a restriction on public trading of the stock ended, an analyst and an industry source familiar with the mat
Kuwait Finance House (KFH) , the Gulf state's biggest Islamic lender, reported a 21 per cent rise in second-quarter net profit on Tuesday, missing analysts' estimates.
Net profit rose to 26.8 million Kuwaiti dinars ($94.2
The proposed new chief executive of National Bank of Ras al-Khaimah (Rakbank), one of two banks which earlier this month were named as victims of a massive global bank card fraud, has quit, two sources within the bank said.
A Middle Eastern bank that fell victim to a major cyber fraud said on Friday that none of its customers had lost any money in a scam which it believed had also caught up lenders in the US and beyond.
National Bank of Ras Al Khaima