Isam Al Sager and Ali Fardan
NBK Bahrain posts 38pc jump in H1 profit
Manama, July 23, 2014
National Bank of Kuwait - Bahrain (NBK Bahrain), a subsidiary of NBK Group in Bahrain, has reported a net profit of $74.1 million (BD27.9 million) for the first half of 2014 compared with $53.9 million for the same period last year, a growth of 38 per cent year-on-year.
NBK Bahrain’s total assets increased to $9.235 billion at the end of June 2014 compared with $7.745 billion at the end of December 2013. Shareholders’ Equity increased by 14 per cent to $851.1 million compared with $745.6 million at the end of December 2013.
NBK Group chief executive officer Isam Al Sager said: “NBK Bahrain continues its solid performance despite the challenging operating environment. The Bank’s strong results affirm the success of NBK Group’s regional expansion strategy that is built on a culture of prudence and strict risk management practices.”
“We are proceeding steadily and successfully in strengthening our position regionally. NBK’s strategic expansion is a main pillar on which we will build future growth. We expect our international branches will continue contributing positively to the Group's profitability and adding value to the growth in our business,” Al Sager added.
Ali Fardan, NBK Bahrain general manager said that the bank has been able to achieve strong results despite the difficulties in the local and regional markets.
“We have consistently focused on our core business and ways to diversify sources of income. NBK Bahrain benefits from the support of NBK Group to enhance its presence in the Bahraini market and develop new products to serve our corporate and consumer customers.” - TradeArabia News Service