Author: Andrea Fiano

GLOBAL FINANCE names the Safest Emerging Market Banks 2012 in the Middle East

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NEW YORK, November 6, 2012 Global Finance magazine ( ) has named the “Safest Emerging Market Banks in the Middle East” in an exclusive survey to be published in the December 2012 issue. The banks were selected through a comparison of the long-term credit ratings and total assets of the largest banks. Ratings from Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch were used. (Ratings current on 15th October, 2012.)

The full report covers the safest banks in Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. “For companies looking to expand into new markets, choosing the right banking partner is critical,” says Global Finance publisher Joseph D. Giarraputo.“This ranking is an invaluable tool for companies to evaluate institutional strength in fast-growing emerging markets.”

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1 National Bank of Abu Dhabi (UAE) 8 Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (UAE)
2 National Bank of Kuwait (Kuwait) 9 Kuwait Finance House (Kuwait)
3 Qatar National Bank (Qatar) 10 Banque Saudi Fransi (Saudi Arabia)
4 SAMBA Financial Group (Saudi Arabia) 11 SAAB (Saudi Arabia)
5 National Commercial Bank (Saudi Arabia) 12 Union National Bank (UAE)
6 Al Rajhi Bank (Saudi Arabia) 13 Arab National Bank (Saudi Arabia)
7 Riyad Bank (Saudi Arabia)