Qatar's economy is likely to grow 6 percent this year, slightly faster than previously forecast, partly because of higher gas production, the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics said in a report on Monday.
Gross domestic product growth in the world's top expor
JP Morgan Chase has promoted two bankers to senior roles in Saudi Arabia, the bank said in a statement on Monday, after its top banker in the kingdom left earlier this year to join the central bank.
Rayan Fayez has been named senior country officer for Saudi Arabia, the statement
Commercial Bank of Qatar is open to tie-ups with local financial institutions and could sell bonds next year to fund infrastructure lending in the Gulf Arab state, its recently appointed chief executive was quoted as saying.
The lender, which earlier this year completed the purch
Bank of Sharjah expects net profit growth of around 25-30 percent in both 2013 and 2014, aided by an improved performance of the economy in the United Arab Emirates, its chief executive said.
Lenders in the UAE have on the whole posted strong profit growth in the first nine month
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is considering an Islamic bond as early as next year, plans which could evolve into a regular issuance programme and an insurance product to help member countries offer sukuk of their own.
The Manila-based development lender is building strong lin
Saudi Arabia's central bank expects annual inflation to continue falling to below 3 percent in the final quarter of this year, it said in a report on Monday.
"It is expected that the general inflation in the kingdom will continue going down to below 3 percent during the
Bahrain's economy has bounced back, growing by 4.6 per cent in the third quarter of this year.
The overall GDP at constant prices stood at BD2,696 million ($6.9 billion) in the third quarter, up from BD2,577.1 million in the same period last year, Central Informatics Organisa
After wallowing in an economic 'soft patch' for the past two years, the global economy is likely to emerge in 2014 with modest growth of 3.3 per cent compared with 2.5 per cent this year, said an expert.
"The easing of the twin headwinds of private sector de-leveragi
Saudi Hollandi Bank has privately placed a 2.5 billion riyal ($666.6 million) tier 2 Islamic bond or sukuk, the lender said in a bourse statement on Sunday.
The sukuk, which will support the Bank's capital base, has a tenor of ten years. It carries a half yearly profit of six
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