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Saudi cbank to inject $5.33bn into banking system

Saudi Arabia's central bank said on Sunday it has decided to inject around SR20 billion ($5.33 billion) in time deposits into the banking system to boost financial stability. It has introduced two new maturity periods for repu

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Yemen names new cbank head, moves HQ

Yemen's exiled president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi appointed Finance Minister Monasser Al Quaiti as head of the country's central bank on Sunday, the state-run sabanew.net news agency reported. The decree announcing the appoi

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UAE to provide Egypt with 6-year, $1bn deposit

The United Arab Emirates has agreed to provide Egypt's central bank with a $1 billion deposit for a duration of six years, the United Arab Emirates' official state news agency WAM said on Monday. Egypt this month

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Saudi vows to keep riyal pegged to US dollar

Saudi Arabia's central bank governor Ahmed Al-Kholifey reiterated on Friday that the kingdom was committed to keeping the riyal pegged to the US dollar and that it had "sufficient tools" to support its fixed exchange rate policy.

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UAE growth in credit demand slows in Q2

Growth in demand for business credit in the United Arab Emirates slowed during the three months through June, especially in Dubai, according to a central bank survey published on Thursday. The net balance measure for business lend

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Egypt pays back $1bn debt owed to Qatar

Egypt has returned to Qatar $1 billion deposited by the Gulf state to help prop up the Egyptian central bank's hard currency reserves after the 2011 uprising, the central bank governor said on Friday. Cairo's relations wit

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Turkey cbank cuts top rate by 50 basis points again

Turkey's central bank cut its overnight lending rate by 50 basis points on Tuesday, as expected, marking its fourth straight month of easing and leaving no doubt about new Governor Murat Cetinkaya's drive for looser policy.

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Central Bank of Egypt raises key interest rates

Egypt's central bank raised its key interest rates by 100 basis points at its monetary policy meeting on Thursday, following a jump in inflation last month. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) raised the overnight deposit rate

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UAE cbank chief sees no pressure on dirham

The governor of the United Arab Emirates central bank said on Sunday that he doesn't believe there is any pressure on the country's currency and that any volatility seen in the forwards market has been limited. Mubarak Ras

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Saudi cbank foreign assets shrink $6bn in April

Foreign assets at Saudi Arabia's central bank shrank $6 billion in April as it liquidated some financial holdings to cover a big state budget deficit caused by low oil prices, official data showed on Sunday. Net foreign assets

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