Qatar's central bank unexpectedly halved the size of a routine treasury bill sale on Thursday, a sign that low oil and gas prices are starting to pressure the banking systems of Gulf Arab energy exporters.
Bahrain’s banks have strong liquidity and capital buffers that would enable them to tide over global headwinds due to continuing low oil price and low growth expectations, experts from ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service said
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.
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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.
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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