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First Gulf Bank Q1 profit falls short of estimates

First quarter net profit from First Gulf Bank (FGB) failed to match analyst estimates on Wednesday despite rising by 7 per cent thanks to higher fee income. Defying fears that a lower oil price might start to impact the profitabil

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Gulf Capital closes $231m credit facility

Gulf Capital, a top alternative asset manager, has closed a Dh850 million ($231 million) syndicated revolving credit facility lead arranged by Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank as initial mandated lead arranger and First Gulf Bank as mandated lead arran

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First Gulf Bank Q4 net profit up 13pc

First Gulf Bank, the third-largest lender in the UAE by assets, beat analysts estimates on Wednesday after posting a 13 per cent rise in fourth-quarter net profit. It was helped by setting aside significantly less cash for bad loa

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First Gulf Bank eyes Asia for expansion

First Gulf Bank (FGB) is looking at options to expand in Asia, a senior executive said on Thursday, as it seeks to diversify away from the congested market in the UAE. Banks from the Gulf state - and the region in general - have b

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First Gulf Bank posts 16pc profit hike

First Gulf Bank (FGB), the second-largest lender by market value in the UAE, posted a 16 per cent increase in second-quarter net profit on Tuesday, in line with the average estimate of analysts.

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First Gulf Bank prices debut yen bond

UAE-based First Gulf Bank (FGB) on Thursday said it sold a debut 10 billion yen ($98.2 million) bond as part of its strategy to diversify funding sources and expand into new markets. The five-year bond carried an annual coupon of

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First Gulf Bank Q1 net profit rises 27pc

First Gulf Bank (FGB), the second-largest lender by market value in the UAE, posted a 27 percent jump in first-quarter net profit on Wednesday, becoming the latest UAE bank to post strong quarterly profit growth. FGB, majority-own

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First Gulf to set up $1bn sukuk in Malaysia

Abu Dhabi's First Gulf Bank, the third-largest bank by assets in the UAE, will raise 3.5 billion ringgit ($1.07 billion) with Islamic bonds in Malaysia, according to a statement on Thursday by credit rating agency RAM Ratings.

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FGB eyes double-digit profit, revenue growth

First Gulf Bank, the second-largest lender in the UAE, expects profit and revenue growth in the low double digits in 2014, chief executive Andre Sayegh said on Wednesday. "We see a lot of growth - low double-digit growth is s

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FGB to enter China, South Korean markets

First Gulf Bank (FGB) will expand into three or four new foreign markets including China and South Korea in 2014, seeking to push the percentage of its profit contributed by international operations into double digits, said its chief executive.

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