The United Arab Emirates central bank is to start engaging with banks in the country for full compliance with the Basel III set of global banking regulations, the governor of the Gulf state's regulator said on Wednesday.
Liquidity management instrument offerings remain limited in Islamic finance, but Basel III's liquidity coverage ratio is likely to create opportunities for their growth, a Standard & Poor's report said.
Most Islamic ba
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
The United Arab Emirates is expected to issue its first ever federal government bonds before 2018 to help the country's banks meet global liquidity rules, but feasibility studies are yet to be completed, a senior finance ministry official sa
The Malaysia-based Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) will issue draft guidance by year-end on how Islamic banks, which face a lack of short-term funding instruments, can use sukuk as a key tool for meeting the liquidity requirements of Bas
Bahraini banks will be fully ready to implement the Basel III international banking standards on new capital requirements by next year, the governor of the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) said.
The kingdom's banking sector remai
Thanks to astute oversight by regulators, GCC and Levant banks emerged from the financial crisis in better shape than many Western banks, but their liquidity and capital positions should not be taken for granted. Management consulting firm Booz
Qatar's central bank has sent a draft circular on new Basel III capital rules to conventional and Islamic banks that includes requirements for issuance of instruments such as hybrid bonds, it said on Thursday.
"This is a
Eighty per cent of Arab banks are in a position to meet new international regulations on the level of reserves they need to hold while all banks in Bahrain meet these standards, said a top official.
Union of Arab Banks (UAB) chair
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) will be hosting its biannual ICC Banking Commission Meeting in Doha from March 25 to 29 in association with diamond sponsor Qatar National Bank (QNB).
Some 400 banking leaders and executives from