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Bullish comments about Arabtec and its shares by then-chief executive Hasan Ismaik, who resigned in June, helped to fuel investor interest in the stock.
July 8, 2014 - 15:34 GMT
in a statement after its chief executive met with heads of the central bank, the economy ministry and the Dubai and Abu Dhabi stock exchanges.

June 11, 2014

Marios Maratheftis, Global Head of Macro Research, Standard Chartered
13:23 GMT
(press release)

Standard Chartered is today hosting the Middle East, North Africa & Pakistan (MENAP) Bankers Conference 2014.

The US had set a deadline of July 1 before American banks were to be required to withhold some payments to the financial institutions of countries without a Fatca agreement.
12:33 GMT

The UAE has reached an initial agreement with the US to carry out a financial data-sharing programme aimed at curbing offshore tax evasion by US citizens.

Emirates NBD mePay
06:25 GMT
(press release)

Emirates NBD announced the launch of ‘Emirates NBD mePay,’ an innovative money transfer service that enables an account holder at the bank to transfer money to another customer using mobile numbers instead of account numbers.

June 10, 2014

Mashreq & Visa officials unveil the card
10:01 GMT
(press release)

Mashreq today unveiled its new, super-premium card, the Mashreq Solitaire Credit Card aimed exclusively at the discerning, affluent customer.

Jordan Ahli Bank
09:54 GMT
(press release)

Jordan Ahli Bank recently announced its sponsorship of Pope Francis's first visit to the Kingdom.

Mr. César González-Bueno, Gulf Bank’s Chief Executive Officer along with management accepting the ‘Best Domestic Retail Bank’ and the ‘Best Employee Development Program’ awards from Banker Middle East in Dubai
05:58 GMT
(press release)

Gulf Bank has announced that it has been honored with the ‘Best Domestic Retail Bank’ and ‘Best Human Resources Development’ awards for 2014 from Banker Middle East.

June 9, 2014

During the event
06:01 GMT
(press release)

Mashreq, one of the UAE’s leading financial institutions, has been named as the Best Retail Bank in the prestigious Banker Middle East industry awards.

June 8, 2014

Al Ansari Exchange
14:57 GMT
(press release)

Al Ansari Exchange, the UAE-based foreign exchange and worldwide money transfer company, has entered into a strategic alliance with Videocon, India’s leading brand in consumer electronics, home appliances, mobiles and tablets.

The Banker Middle East awards ceremony was attended by senior banking executives and decision makers from the financial industry
09:33 GMT
(press release)

Mashreq, one of the UAE’s leading financial institutions, has been named as the Best Retail Bank in the prestigious Banker Middle East industry awards.

During the event
05:45 GMT
(press release)

Doha Bank, the leading private commercial bank in Qatar, has been named the ‘Best Regional Commercial Bank’ at The Banker Middle East Industry Awards, which was recently held in Dubai.

June 5, 2014

Gulf Bank
12:15 GMT
(press release)

Moody's Investors Service has reported that Gulf Bank’s successful turnaround sets the stage for more balanced growth and is well positioned to take advantage of lending opportunities in Kuwait.

During the event
10:18 GMT
(press release)

Standard Chartered has been recognised as the ‘Best Transaction Services House in the Middle East’ at the Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2014.

Saif Al Shehhi, the Senior Managing Director - Government of Abu Dhabi & VVIP Clients at NBAD (middle) receives the best bank in UAE award from Euromoney officials
10:03 GMT

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has been named the Best Bank in the UAE by the prestigious international publication Euromoney, making it the fourth time in six years that NBAD has won this important award.

During the event
06:31 GMT
(press release)

National Bank of Fujairah (NBF) PJSC has announced that it has won the award for “Best Domestic Commercial Bank” at this year’s Banker Middle East (BME) Industry Awards.

Arab Bank
06:07 GMT
(press release)

Arab Bank recently relocated its regional management headquarters to its new offices in Dubai at Emaar Square, Building #2.