Monday 19 November 2018
asset quality

Basel III presents long-term prospects for ME banks

Basel III regulations present an opportunity for Middle East banks and regulators to embrace new rules and improve the sector’s asset quality and risk-return profiles, a report said. Complying with Basel III regulations shou


Fitch cuts HSBC ME viability rating

Fitch has cut HSBC Bank Middle East's viability rating (VR) one notch because of asset quality concerns, while keeping its long-term default rating at 'AA-', one notch below the main HSBC group. Fitch said on Monday that HBME, the Middle E


Gulf banks showing signs of recovery

Gulf banks are showing signs of recovery after spending more than $20 billion on provisioning for loans and investments but asset quality is unlikely to improve until 2011, Standard & Poor's said in a report. Banks in the Gulf Arab

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