Author: Joseph Giarraputo

Global Finance names the World's Best Emerging Markets Banks 2013 in the Middle East

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NEW YORK, March 20, 2013 Global Finance magazine has named the "Best Emerging Markets Banks in the Middle East" in an exclusive survey to be published in the May 2013 issue. Global Finance editors—with input from industry analysts, corporate executives and banking consultants—selected the best emerging markets bank in the region and in 12 countries. Criteria for choosing the winners included growth in assets, profitability, strategic relationships, customer service, competitive pricing, and innovative products.

This is the twentieth year that the magazine has selected top banking performers in emerging markets. The report covers best banks in Latin America, Central & Eastern Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. "Each region and individual country presents unique challenges for banks and their customers, especially under the difficult conditions global financial markets continue to face," says Joseph Giarraputo, publisher of Global Finance . "For this reason, customers must depend on excellence in execution from their banking partners. These are the banks that are providing best-in-class solutions for these distinctive markets."


An Awards Ceremony for all winners will be conducted at the same time as the World Bank/IMF Meetings on the morning of Saturday, October 12, 2013 at The National Press Club in Washington, DC.

For more information on the awards and/or ceremony please contact: Katharine Frey, email:

Regional Winner: National Bank of Kuwait
Bahrain Ahli United Bank
Egypt Commercial International Bank
Iraq Commercial Bank of Iraq
Jordan Arab Bank
Kuwait National Bank of Kuwait
Lebanon Bank Audi
Oman BankMuscat
Palestine Bank of Palestine
Qatar Qatar National Bank
Saudi Arabia Samba Financial Group
United Arab Emirates National Bank of Abu Dhabi
Yemen Arab Bank Yemen