Author: Andrea Fiano

Global Finance names the World’s Best Emerging Market Banks 2012 in the Middle East

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NEW YORK, March 20, 2012 Global Finance magazine has named the “Best Emerging Market Banks in the Middle East” in an exclusive survey to be published in the May 2012 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 12 countries. Criteria for choosing the winners included growth in assets, profitability, strategic relationships, customer service, competitive pricing, and innovative products.

This is the ninteenth year that the magazine has selected top banking performers in emerging markets. The report covers best banks in Asia, the Middle East, 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.”

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World’s Best Emerging Market Banks 2012 in the Middle East
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 Emirates NBD
Yemen Arab Bank Yemen