The days of very easy money are drawing to a close in the rich Gulf Arab oil-exporting economies as money market rates start to rise, partly because of the damage which cheap oil is doing to government finances.
Loose liquidity cr
China's central bank said on Tuesday that it will use various monetary tools to maintain appropriate levels of liquidity in the second half of this year .
It added that the country's main economic indicators are steadily i
Saudi Arabia’s domestic liquidity held up in May, helped by the stabilization in oil prices, at the cost of continued expansionary fiscal policy, a report said.
M3 growth was 10.4 per cent year-on-year (yoy) in May, increasi
The General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI), a global umbrella of Islamic financial institutions, has announced it is holding a technical workshop on liquidity risk management next month.
The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has launched a new liquidity management instrument (wakalah) for Islamic retail banks.
The instrument is aimed at absorbing excess liquidity of the local Islamic retail banks and place it with CBB
Liquidity management instrument offerings remain limited in Islamic finance, but Basel III's liquidity coverage ratio is likely to create opportunities for their growth, a Standard & Poor's report said.
Most Islamic ba
Low oil prices are slowing or reversing deposit growth at Gulf Arab banks, but not enough to cause the liquidity squeeze that bankers fear.
Deposits from governments, quasi-government bodies and national oil companies provide arou
Egyptian real estate company Amer Group plans to split into two companies in an attempt to create more opportunities for its development business and boost trading in its shares.
The company, which owns hotels, restaurants and sho
The Qatar Stock Exchange said it would consult with market participants and issuers next month on improving liquidity in the market, and review the way in which its indexes are calculated.
A committee including brokers, representa
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