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September 29, 2011

Adil Mohamed won a Jaguar XF 2011 for simply using NBAD Visa Credit card during his trips abroad
11:25 GMT

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), the Number One Bank in the UAE, has awarded a brand new car to the winner of NBAD Visa Credit Card International Spend/Usage Campaign.

Standard Chartered Bank
09:19 GMT
(press release)

Standard Chartered employee Zakeeya Rafeea has been honoured by the Dubai Police for returning AED 150,000 that she found outside the Bank’s branch in Mankhool road.

Henry Hall, the new Managing Director
08:23 GMT
(press release)

Barclays Wealth, a leading global wealth manager, today announced a further senior appointment to its expanding ultra high net worth (UHNW) team in the MENA region.

NCB Capital
07:14 GMT
(press release)

NCB Capital, Saudi Arabia’s largest investment bank and leading GCC wealth manager, believes that lower YoY provisions will be a key factor behind strong net income growth for Saudi banks in 3Q11.

September 28, 2011

Western Union
10:42 GMT
(press release)

86% of the Arab community in the UAE considers gold to be a safe and/or useful investment option as compared to 88% of non-Arab expatriates.

During the event
09:06 GMT

National Bank of Kuwait has launched the new term of "NBK Academy" for newly hired employees.

The winner
08:44 GMT
(press release)

Kuwait International Bank today awarded the winners of its recent Ramadan 2011 Facebook competition. Each winner received a 30 KD Visa gift card.

September 27, 2011

Unicorn Investment Bank
10:50 GMT
(press release)

Towards the end of 2010, Unicorn Investment Bank submitted a criminal complaint against its former CEO, Majid Al-Refai, to the General Prosecutor of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Younis Haji Al Khouri, Undersecretary of MoF
10:38 GMT
(press release)

MoF will be hosting the 36th meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Committee for Undersecretaries of Ministries of Finance and Economy in the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi.

Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of the General Civil Aviation Authority and Rafael Barcenas, Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Panama while signing the ASA
08:37 GMT

The United Arab Emirates has signed an “open” Air Services Agreement (ASA) with Panama in Panama City this 23 September 2011.

Rory Gilbert, Managing Director, Head of Middle East and North Africa for International Private Banking, Barclays Wealth
08:14 GMT
(press release)

Barclays Wealth, a leading global wealth manager, announced the appointment of Rory Gilbert as Managing Director, Head of Middle East and North Africa for International Private Banking.

September 26, 2011

Students are nominated by their teachers on the basis of outstanding academic records and posted to an Emirates NBD branch for a day
14:12 GMT
(press release)

Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the region, announced today the launch of an initiative to provide students about to embark into higher education the chance to be a “banker for a day.”

Haitham AlRefaie, the Head of Business Banking Group at NBAD
10:02 GMT

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi, the Number One Bank in the UAE, has added three new business current accounts exclusively for small and medium-sized enterprise clients.

NCB Capital
09:35 GMT
(press release)

NCB Capital, Saudi Arabia’s largest investment bank and leading GCC wealth manager, expects the outlook for the Saudi cement industry to remains strong for the remainder of 2011.

Kevin Birkett, Head of Financial Services, DIFC Authority and David Perez de Albeniz, Regional Manager, Middle East and Africa, Allfunds Bank
08:09 GMT
(press release)

Allfunds Bank has chosen the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) for the establishment of its first Representative Office in the Middle East.