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UAE may issue govt bonds by 2018

The United Arab Emirates is expected to issue its first ever federal government bonds before 2018 to help the country's banks meet global liquidity rules, but feasibility studies are yet to be completed, a senior finance ministry official sa

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Islamic finance body to issue guidelines on sukuk

The Malaysia-based Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) will issue draft guidance by year-end on how Islamic banks, which face a lack of short-term funding instruments, can use sukuk as a key tool for meeting the liquidity requirements of Bas

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Bahraini banks to launch Basel III standards

Bahraini banks will be fully ready to implement the Basel III international banking standards on new capital requirements by next year, the governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) said. The kingdom's banking sector remai

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$27bn capital shortfall facing regional banks

Thanks to astute oversight by regulators, GCC and Levant banks emerged from the financial crisis in better shape than many Western banks, but their liquidity and capital positions should not be taken for granted. Management consulting firm Booz

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Qatar central bank sends draft on Basel III rules

Qatar's central bank has sent a draft circular on new Basel III capital rules to conventional and Islamic banks that includes requirements for issuance of instruments such as hybrid bonds, it said on Thursday. "This is a

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80pc of Arab banks ‘ready for new rules’

Eighty per cent of Arab banks are in a position to meet new international regulations on the level of reserves they need to hold while all banks in Bahrain meet these standards, said a top official. Union of Arab Banks (UAB) chair

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Doha to host ICC banking summit

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) will be hosting its biannual ICC Banking Commission Meeting in Doha from March 25 to 29 in association with diamond sponsor Qatar National Bank (QNB). Some 400 banking leaders and executives from

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CFA probes banking industry challenges

The institute of Chartered Financial Advisers (CFA) Bahrain organised a presentation on Basel III and the challenges to the region's banking sector for its members. Basel III is a newly-introduced regularity standard to strengthen banks' c

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Switzerland to propose stricter bank rules

The Swiss government looks set to push ahead with plans to make UBS and Credit Suisse reach tough new capital standards despite warnings they could make the banks uncompetitive.    The Swiss cabinet, which operates on the b

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New banking rules to be probed at forum

More than 60 senior bankers from 30 leading financial institutions from Bahrain will meet today to receive a briefing on new financial banking principles, known as Basel III, designed to stabilise the global financial system. Hosted by KPM

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