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Gulf's days of easy money ending over oil price slump

The days of very easy money are drawing to a close in the rich Gulf Arab oil-exporting economies as money market rates start to rise, partly because of the damage which cheap oil is doing to government finances. Loose liquidity cr

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China cbank to make monetary policy changes

China's central bank said on Tuesday that it will use various monetary tools to maintain appropriate levels of liquidity in the second half of this year . It added that the country's main economic indicators are steadily i

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Saudi liquidity holds up in May over stable oil

Saudi Arabia’s domestic liquidity held up in May, helped by the stabilization in oil prices, at the cost of continued expansionary fiscal policy, a report said. M3 growth was 10.4 per cent year-on-year (yoy) in May, increasi

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Bahrain workshop to focus on liquidity risk

The General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI), a global umbrella of Islamic financial institutions, has announced it is holding a technical workshop on liquidity risk management next month. The workshop

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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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