Author: Joseph Giarraputo

Global Finance names the 2011 World's Best Emerging Market Banks in the Middle East


NEW YORK, March 24, 2011 — Global Finance magazine has named the “Best Emerging Market Banks in the Middle East” in an exclusive survey to be published in the May 2011 issue. Global Finance editors—with input from industry analysts, corporate executives and banking consultants—selected the best emerging market bank in the region and in 13 countries. Criteria for choosing the winners included growth in assets, profitability, strategic relationships, customer service, competitive pricing, and innovative products.

This is the eighteenth year that the magazine has selected top banking performers in emerging markets. The report covers best banks in Asia, the Middle East and Africa, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe. “We remain in an unusually challenging environment for banks and their customers,” says Joseph Giarraputo, publisher of Global Finance . “More than ever, customers are demanding superior competence from their banking partners. These are the banks best providing that competence.”

Regional Winner: National Bank of Kuwait


Ahli United Bank


Commercial International Bank


Bank Melli Iran


Commercial Bank of Iraq


Arab Bank


National Bank of Kuwait


Bank Audi


Qatar Qatar National Bank
Saudi Arabia Samba Financial Group
Syria Bank of Syria and Overseas
United Arab Emirates Emirates NBD
Yemen Arab Bank Yemen