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Moody’s upgrades Oman's banking system to stable

Moody's Investors Service, a leading provider of credit ratings, research, and risk analysis, has revised its outlook for Oman's banking system to stable from negative.  The stable outlook reflects Moody's expecta

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Moody's maintains stable outlook on UAE banking

Moody's Investors Service's outlook for UAE banking system remains stable, reflecting the rating agency's view that resilient capital and liquidity buffers will help to protect banks' credit profiles despite the continued economi

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Islamic finance growth seen robust despite low sukuk

New sukuk issuance continues to remain subdued in 2016, but growth prospects for the Islamic finance sector are still strong, says Moody's Investors Service in a report published today (September 21). "Growth in the Islam

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Emerging market debt triples since 2005, posing threat

Developing countries have nearly tripled their external debt over the past decade, outpacing economic growth and increases in foreign exchange reserves - which could leave them open in the future to a "systemic crisis", ratings agency

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Moody's upgrades Emaar ratings, outlook stable

Moody's Investors Service has today (June 16) assigned a Baa3 long-term issuer rating to Dubai-based real estate developer Emaar Properties and confirmed a stable outlook on all ratings. Concurrently, Moody's has upgraded

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Moody’s changes UAE outlook to negative

Moody’s recently confirmed the UAE's Aa2 rating and changed the outlook from stable to negative reflecting the lack of clarity around the formulation and implementation of government policies to arrest and reverse the large deficits an

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NBK's capital increase ‘to support business growth’

National Bank of Kuwait’s decision to increase its capital by 6.5 per cent would be a positive as it will enhance the bank’s capital adequacy ratios ahead of a full implementation of the Central Bank of Kuwait’s Basel III cap

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Insurance CFOs ‘positive on increasing profitability’

More than half of the chief financial officers (CFOs) of 15 GCC insurers expect the growth in their company's operating profit to be moderate or high, said Moody's Investors Service in a new report. Although Moody's sh

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Electronic payments add $300bn to global GDP

Increased use of electronic payment products added $296 billion to the global GDP, while raising household consumption of goods and services by an average of 0.18 per cent per year between 2011 and 2015, a report said. The equival

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BisB implements new Moody’s risk analyst platform

Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB) has implemented Moody’s Risk Analyst Platform, a credit risk management system to facilitate effective financial statement spreading and accurate credit risk decisions, it was announced in a report in the

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