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Kuwait central bank studying potential KFH-AUB merger


Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - The Islamic Finance Gateway (IFG) Briefing, published from Sunday to Thursday, carries the latest market-moving news and data for institutions offering Islamic financial services.

EDITOR'S CHOICE Abu Dhabi banks' merger at early stage, UAE cenbank governor says

The merger of three banks in Abu Dhabi is at an early stage, the United Arab Emirates central bank governor said on Tuesday.

Kuwait central bank studying potential KFH-AUB merger- Al Arabiya TV

Kuwait’s central bank is studying the “added value” that could arise from a potential merger between Kuwait Finance House and Bahrain’s Ahli United Bank, Al Arabiya TV said in a tweet on Tuesday. 

S&P says Gulf countries need to raise $300 billion by 2021

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries will need to raise about $300 billion between 2018 and 2021, with Saudi Arabia having the largest financing requirements, according to rating agency S&P.

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