Islamic banking assets in Qatar valued at $97bn by end-2017: QFC Authority CEO

Islamic banking assets in Qatar were valued at $97bn by the end of 2017, which constituted nearly 81% of the total Islamic finance assets, said QFC Authority chief executive officer Yousuf Mohamed al-Jaida. In the past five years, the growth of Islamic banking industry assets in Qatar has outpaced that of the conventional banking industry, he said at an event here on Monday. Source: Islamic banking assets in Qatar valued at $97bn by end-2017: QFC Authority CEO

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Singapore bank DBS to ‘almost double’ Dubai private banking staff by 2023 – Gulf Business

DBS, Southeast Asia’s largest bank, said it would almost double its Dubai private banking staff in its bid to triple revenue for those operations in the Middle East by 2023, capitalising on a shift of investments towards Asia. The Singapore bank is joining Citibank and other global lenders expanding wealth management operations in the region. The prospective client base includes wealthy Middle East business people, family offices and non-resident Indians. Source: Singapore bank DBS to ‘almost double’ Dubai private banking staff by 2023 – Gulf Business

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Saudi Al Rajhi Bank, SABB report double-digit Q3 profit growth | Reuters

DUBAI, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Al Rajhi Bank and Saudi British Bank, two of Saudi Arabia’s largest banks, reported double-digit third-quarter profit growth on Wednesday, broadly in line with forecasts. Al Rajhi Bank, the kingdom’s second-largest lender by assets, reported a 13.6 percent climb in its third-quarter net profit, helped by a rise in net special commission income and fees from banking services. Source: Saudi Al Rajhi Bank, SABB report double-digit Q3 profit growth | Reuters

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