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Khaleeji Commercial plans to reduce paid up capital

Shareholders of Khaleeji Commercial Bank (KHCB) have approved reducing the bank's paid up capital by 13.36 per cent, from BD115.4 ($303.8 million) to BD100 million through decreasing the number of shares from 1.1 billion to 1 billion shares,

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Warba takes part in $155m syndicated loan for Ajman Bank

Warba Bank has provided $25 million as part of a $155 million Syndicated Islamic Financing Facility for Ajman Bank based in the UAE. The arrangement of the two-year Murabaha facility was led by Noor Bank, said a statement.

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Jordan Islamic Bank posts net profit of $63.6m

Jordan Islamic Bank, a subsidiary of Bahrain-based Al Baraka Banking Corp, reported 2014 net profit of BD45.1 million ($63.6 million), the same level as the year-ago period. Its assets had risen to BD3.86 billion by the end of Dec

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Al Baraka shareholders approve 3pc cash dividend

The shareholders of Al Baraka Banking Group have approved cash dividend of three per cent or three cents per share and one bonus share for every 50 fully paid up shares. This follows a joint annual and extraordinary general meetin

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Citi Bahrain named ‘Best Foreign Bank’

EMEA Finance magazine has named Citi ‘Best Foreign Investment Bank’ for the fourth year in a row and ‘Best Foreign Bank’ for the second consecutive year in Bahrain as part of the magazine's Middle East Banking Awards

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National Bank of Egypt in talks for dollar bond issue

National Bank of Egypt (NBE), the oldest commercial lender in the North African country, has invited banks to pitch for arranger roles on a potential dollar-denominated bond issue, two banking sources said on Thursday. A deal for

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EFG Hermes posts $70m profit on bank expansion

Egypt's EFG Hermes turned a profit after tax and minority interests of EGP538 million ($70.51 million) last year after a net loss of EGP540 million the year before, helped by strong growth in its regional investment banking operations, the b

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Eskan Bank interest on loan allegations dismissed

Allegations that the Eskan (Housing) Bank was charging interest on loans have been denied by Bahrain’s Housing Minister Bassem Al Hamer. Parliament second vice-chairman MP Abdulhaleem Murad had claimed the bank was charging

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Al Baraka bank's units win top Islamic finance awards

Bahrain-based Islamic banking group Al Baraka Banking Group’s (ABG) has announced that four of its units won Islamic Finance News Awards 2014. They were chosen as the best Islamic banks in the region through the annual refer

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'BBK keen on buying Islamic banks’

Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) is open to acquisitions of Islamic banks provided they offered a feasible business proposition, the bank's chairman Murad Ali Murad has said. Speaking on the sidelines of a combined annual and

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