Gulf banks have shown healthy earnings growth over the last year and a half despite historically low interest rates, according to a new Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services report.
The report titled ‘Economic Recover
Bahrainis accepting Qatari nationality are affecting the national interests and security of Bahrain, a top official said last night.
Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs Under-Secretary Shaikh Rashid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa
Discovery Communications has completed the acquisition of a controlling interest in Eurosport International, a leading sports entertainment group.
The company increased its interest in Eurosport to 51 per cent
A call has gone out to banks in Bahrain to maintain low interest rates and support the economy, following an announcement by His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa last week.
Worries about rising interest rates and falling stock prices hit US consumer sentiment in early July, while other data showed a firm rise in wholesale prices that could make the US Federal Reserve more comfortable reducing its monetary stimulus.
The Saudi Arabian banks are likely to register a lower profit growth this year owing to increasing competition and reduced income from brokerage, according to a report.
The pressure on these banks' net interest margin (NIM) wi
Doha Bank, a leading private bank in Qatar, has launched its new retail mortgage loans portfolio which now features a competitive interest rate of 3.99 per cent.
The bank will provide loans of up to 70 per cent of property value f
Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) said its net profit for the first nine months rose 18.2 per cent from the same period last year to BD32.1 million ($83.4 million).
"BBK's fundamental strengths, along with its clear strate
Spain's medium-term borrowing costs spiralled to a euro-era record at an auction on Thursday, hours before an independent audit was due to reveal how big a capital hole in Spanish banks needs to be filled by a euro zone bailout.