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GCC equities in general continue to show characteristics that will continue to make them attractive to investors over the rest of this year.
August 31, 2014 - 04:55 GMT
While the Iraqi conflict has also kept some international investors at bay and risk premiums across the region elevated, the political backdrop seems to have improved in a number of countries in the region.

July 29, 2013

National Bank of Abu Dhabi
11:14 GMT

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), the Number One Bank in the UAE, announced the donation of AED15 million to a number of charitable and humanitarian organizations in the UAE.

Nimish Dwivedi, Head of Cards at Mashreq
09:36 GMT
(press release)

UAE’s leading financial institution, Mashreq announced the re-launch of the Grand Entertainment Credit Card, its co-branded credit card with Grand Cinemas.

Mr. Wasef Jabsheh, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IGIH
06:09 GMT

International General Insurance Holdings Limited (IGIH) today reported earnings for the 1st half, 2013 financial year.

July 28, 2013

Total public revenue fell 1.5 per cent during the five-month period to RO6bn from RO6.1bn in the same period last year
10:10 GMT

Oman posted a budget deficit of RO110.4mn for the first five months of 2013 against a surplus of RO1.58mn in the corresponding period of last yearز

NASDAQ Tower, Al Ramz
09:45 GMT
(press release)

Al Ramz Securities, one of the UAE’s leading brokerage houses, has announced that it has received the ‘Retail Broker of the Month Award’ for the month of June 2013 from NASDAQ Dubai.

New regulations to appoint legal banking experts
09:42 GMT

The UAE Banks Federation has succeeded in laying down the regulations of appointing legal banking experts.

During the event
06:37 GMT
(press release)

Jordan Ahli Bank’s Small and Medium Enterprise Academy recently hosted a training session on the Jordanian Labor Law in collaboration with the Noor Initiative for Legal Training.

Al Hilal Bank
06:05 GMT
(press release)

Al Hilal Bank has announced that it has successfully deployed the ETHIX-Profit Computation and Distribution Islamic banking system from International Turnkey Systems.

Arab Bank
06:00 GMT
(press release)

Arab Bank Group posted an increase of 7.5% in its net profit in the first half of 2013 to reach USD 387 million compared to USD 360 million for the same period in 2012. Net income before tax grew to USD 511 million.

July 25, 2013

The QE index is approaching major psychological resistance at 10,000 points
12:55 GMT

Qatari stocks gained 0.2% to 9,672 points to hit a fresh 58-month high yesterday.

July 24, 2013

Rafi Ahmed, the Head of Global Financial Markets-Europe at NBAD
09:45 GMT

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi has appointed Rafi Ahmed as its Head of Global Financial Markets-Europe to expand the division’s services in Europe.

Yakub Bobat, Head of Corporate Banking, Emirates Islamic Bank
08:30 GMT
(press release)

Emirates Islamic Bank, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE, today announced the appointment of Yakub Bobat as its Head of Corporate Banking.

July 23, 2013

UAE Central Bank had approved the issue more denominations of coins to meet demand
12:55 GMT

Cash deposits in the Central Bank of the UAE amounted to Dh79.9 billion while cash withdrawals were Dh82.1 billion by end of May, leading to coins problem in the market.

During the event
11:26 GMT
(press release)

Emirates NBD, a leading bank in the region, recently announced that it has contributed AED 2 million to provide clothing for 20,000 needy children as part of the campaign.

Mr. Omar Kutayba Alghanim, Gulf Bank’s Chairman
11:16 GMT
(press release)

Gulf Bank today announced a net profit of KD 14.3 million for the first half of 2013, an increase of 12%, against KD 12.8 million for the same period last year.