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Central Bank of Bahrain launches new liquidity tool

The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has launched a new liquidity management instrument (wakalah) for Islamic retail banks. The instrument is aimed at absorbing excess liquidity of the local Islamic retail banks and place it with CBB

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Basel III ‘will aid Islamic banks' liquidity management’

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

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Oil plunge slows deposit growth at Gulf banks

Low oil prices are slowing or reversing deposit growth at Gulf Arab banks, but not enough to cause the liquidity squeeze that bankers fear. Deposits from governments, quasi-government bodies and national oil companies provide arou

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Egypt's Amer Group to split into two companies

Egyptian real estate company Amer Group plans to split into two companies in an attempt to create more opportunities for its development business and boost trading in its shares. The company, which owns hotels, restaurants and sho

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Qatar bourse to consult market on improving liquidity

The Qatar Stock Exchange said it would consult with market participants and issuers next month on improving liquidity in the market, and review the way in which its indexes are calculated. A committee including brokers, representa

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UAE may issue govt bonds by 2018

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

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UAE cbank to launch overnight lending facility

The central bank of the United Arab Emirates will introduce a mechanism on April 15 to let the country's banks borrow funds from it overnight to help with liquidity management. The Interim Marginal Lending Facility (IMLF) will

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$27bn capital shortfall facing regional banks

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

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Chinese banks urged to manage liquidity

China's central bank urged commercial banks to properly manage liquidity while reiterating its promise to keep monetary policy stable and to clamp down on risky lending, noting that the world's second-largest economy has yet to find a st

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Lebanon selling govt bonds to boost liquidity

Lebanon's central bank has been selling some of its holdings of international bonds issued by the Lebanese government to improve its foreign currency liquidity, central bank governor Riad Salameh said on Sunday. "The cent

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