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Saudi cbank raises loan-to-deposit ratio

Seeking to ease tightening liquidity in the banking system, Saudi Arabia's central bank has raised the ratio of deposits which commercial banks can lend out to 90 percent from 85 percent, industry sources said on Sunday. No co

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Qatar ‘will act to maintain liquidity if needed’

Authorities in Qatar will use fiscal policy and money market operations if needed to prevent low oil and gas prices from causing a liquidity crunch in the banking system, the governor of the central bank (QCB) was quoted as saying.

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Gulf banks rush to loan market on liquidity squeeze

Gulf banks are rushing to raise money via the loan market by the end of the year in a flurry of activity attributed to a liquidity squeeze caused by lower oil prices, banking sources aware of the matter said. At least nine institu

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UAE bank liquidity ‘still good’

Liquidity in the United Arab Emirates banking sector is still good and the government has adequate means to manage liquidity, the chief executive of Dubai's Mashreq bank said on Tuesday. "Our government has lots of resour

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Qatar halves T-bill sale as bank liquidity tightens

Qatar's central bank unexpectedly halved the size of a routine treasury bill sale on Thursday, a sign that low oil and gas prices are starting to pressure the banking systems of Gulf Arab energy exporters.  

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Bahrain banks ‘ready to face global headwinds’

Bahrain’s banks have strong liquidity and capital buffers that would enable them to tide over global headwinds due to continuing low oil price and low growth expectations, experts from ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service said

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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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