Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank will focus on winning more business in the United Arab Emirates' expatriate community this year as growth in the national banking sector slows, chief executive Tirad Mahmoud said.
Total UAE banking secto
Qatar-based Barwa Bank has registered a 43 per cent jump in its net profit for the third quarter which hit QR641 million ($176 million) compared to QR447 million ($123 million) for the same period last year.
Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) and Sharjah-based Air Arabia have signed a $230 million aircraft financing deal to facilitate the delivery of six new Airbus A320 aircraft in 2015.
The signing ceremony was held in the DIB head office in the pre
The Association of National Development Finance Institutions in Member Countries of Islamic Development Bank (Adfimi) has accepted the membership of six new banks including a Jordanian lender and two Sudanese banks.
The new member
Bahrain-based Al Baraka Banking Group reported near-flat first-quarter net profit on Sunday.
The Islamic lender recorded a net attributable profit of $36.6 million in the three months to March 31, compared with $36.8 million in th
Public Islamic Bank, the sharia-compliant arm of Malaysia's third-largest lender, has set up an Islamic bond programme to raise as much as 5 billion ringgit ($1.53 billion).
The subordinated sukuk murabaha is Basel-III complia
Bank Nizwa, Oman's first Islamic bank, aims to reach far beyond the boundaries of conventional banking and set new standards in Islamic finance sector, said its top official.
Addressing the shareholders of Bank Nizwa, chairman
Kuwait Finance House (KGH)-Bahrain has signed a deal with Meethaq Islamic Banking Group, a unit of Bank Muscat, to support joint business opportunities in the Islamic banking sector.
This relates to areas of treasury transactions,
Kuwait Finance House – Bahrain, a leading provider of Islamic commercial and investment banking services, recently honoured three more employees in its "Fursan Baytik" employees’ recognition awards for their outstanding con
The extra costs which Islamic banks in the Gulf charge consumers relative to conventional banks appear to be falling, according to a study by credit rating agency Standard & Poor's.
For years, bankers have assumed that Isl