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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MIDEAST STOCKS-Kuwait up 0.8 pct on expectations of foreign inflows

DUBAI, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Kuwaiti stocks rose nearly 0.8 percent in early trade on Tuesday, helped by expectations that its inclusion in the FTSE Russell emerging market index will trigger more foreign fund flows. The first phase of its entry to the index began on Monday and the second stage will be on Dec. 24. Source: MIDEAST STOCKS-Kuwait up 0.8 pct on expectations of foreign inflows

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ADIB finances AED 195 million acquisition of Travelodge Hotel at London’s Heathrow Airport | Press Release | Salaam Gateway />

London, UK; August 5, 2018: Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) UK, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank – a leading financial institution, has closed a commercial financing transaction for the acquisition of a Travelodge Hotel, located at London’s Heathrow Airport. The property was acquired by a Saudi based client for £40.3 million (AED 194.6 million), with ADIB providing £26 million (AED125.7 million) of Sharia’a-compliant financing. Source: ADIB finances AED 195 million acquisition of Travelodge Hotel at London’s Heathrow Airport | Press Release | Salaam Gateway />

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UK real estate firm Savills acquires Cluttons Middle East – Gulf Business

UK-based real estate advisory firm Savills has announced its acquisition of consultancy Cluttons Middle East.Savills said the business employs 190 staff in seven cities across the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Oman and Saudi Arabia and provides agency, management and consultancy advice in the commercial and residential sectors. Source: UK real estate firm Savills acquires Cluttons Middle East – Gulf Business

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Bahrain’s Ahli United Bank buys 7.3 pct stake in Saudi Bank AlJazira

DUBAI, April 23 (Reuters) – Bahrain’s Ahli United Bank said on Monday it has bought a 7.3 percent stake in Saudi Arabia’s Islamic lender, Bank AlJazira, for $173 million. The investment is not expected to have any material impact on Ahli United Bank’s financial position, Bahrain’s largest bank by assets said in a statement. Source: Bahrain’s Ahli United Bank buys 7.3 pct stake in Saudi Bank AlJazira

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Emirates NBD expands operations in Saudi Arabia – Banking & Finance,Saudi Arabia – ArabianBusiness.com

Emirates NBD expands operations in Saudi Arabia Emirates NBD is the first non-Saudi bank to have a significant branch network in the country Emirates NBD has expanded operations in Saudi Arabia with the inauguration of its first branch in Jeddah and plans for two further branches in Khobar and Riyadh, the company announced on Monday. Source: Emirates NBD expands operations in Saudi Arabia – Banking & Finance,Saudi Arabia – ArabianBusiness.com

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