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KAMCO wins “Best Debt Bank in the Middle East – 2019”

KAMCO Investment Company, a leading investment firm with one of the largest AUMs in the region, won the “Best Debt Bank in the Middle...

Abu Dhabi Launches E-Mortgage Services

HE Saif Badr Al Qubaisi, General Manager of Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) cum Chairman of the Technology Committee at the Department of Urban...

Dubai Holding to Launch Region’s First Digital Bank

Dubai Holding, the global investment holding company, has announced it will invest up to AED 1 billion over the next five years to launch...

Trust in UAE Banking Sector Remains High at 68%

Trust Index Survey 2017 reveals consumer confidence remains steady and robust, with 93% of UAE retail banking customers satisfied with the performance of...

First Home-grown Wholesale Islamic Bank to Open in DIFC

Dubai Investments PJSC , the leading diversified investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, has announced plans to lead a consortium of investors...

GCC GDP on Growth Path despite Oil Price Decline

Regional economies have been on an accelerated growth trajectory for the period 2011-14, which has been mainly fueled by record oil prices with the...

FGB, NBAD Merger Creates World’s Largest Financial Institution

FGB and NBAD announce the new name of the combined bank New Bank starts trading on Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange under ticker symbol...

Bank Chiefs Optimistic About the Future

After years of relentless focus on costs, settlements and regulations, the future of banking is looking brighter, agreed panellists in a session at the...

US Federal Reserve System Raises Base Interest Rate

The US Federal Reserve System acting as the national central bank has raised the base interest rate by 25 percentage points to 0.5-0.75%, the...

Emerging Markets Retail Banking Growth Slows

Retail bank growth across 12 emerging markets, referred to as the EM12, will slow according to a new report titled “Playing to Win, Retail...

Fitch affirms ratings of 11 UAE Banks

“The affirmation of the banks' Long-Term IDRs, Support Ratings and Support Rating Floors, except for Emirates Islamic Bank PJSC (EI) and Commercial Bank International...

Layoffs in UAE banking industry on the rise

According to recent Reuters and Bloomberg reports, layoffs within UAE's banking industry are on the rise despite that the majority of banks reported strong...

UAE banks agree on “mini insolvency law” to help struggling SMEs

UAE banks have agreed to halt criminal prosecutions for bounced cheques drawn by small to medium-sized business customers under a “rescue initiative" launched by...

GCC banks report single digit profit growth

Net earnings of GCC banks under Global Investment House's coverage increased 4.7%YoY to USD5.3bn in 4Q15. Net profit of banks in the UAE increased the...

Pride and Frustration in Gulf Banks

Staff in Gulf banks are both proud of, and frustrated by, their work, according to Hay Group. Research conducted in the region by the...

Middle East banks to get richer

Banks in the Middle East seize opportunities for global expansion Bank M&A transactions set to outpace GDP growth in emerging markets World trade flows, increased gross...

Retail loans expected to lift earnings for UAE banks

Commenting on the Retail loans expected to lift earnings for UAE banks, Clint Dempsey who is is a Principal Associate in the Banking and...

GCC banks report marginal growth in profitability, with UAE leading

Net profits of GCC banks under our coverage increased 1.3% YoY to USD4.4bn in 3Q13. On a YoY basis, net profits of banks the...