World’s Best Emerging Markets Banks in the Middle East 2014

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Names The World’s Best Emerging Markets Banks In The Middle East 2014

GF Best Emerging Markets Banks 2014

New York, March 17, 2014

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magazine has named the World’s Best Emerging Markets Banks in the Middle East in an exclusive survey to be published in the May 2014 issue.

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editorswith input from industry analysts, corporate executives and banking consultantsselected the best emerging markets bank in the region and in 14 countries.

Criteria for choosing the winners included growth in assets, profitability, strategic relationships, customer service, competitive pricing, and innovative products. In addition, for the first time, a poll of

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s corporate readership was conducted in order to increase the accuracy and reliability of the results.

This is the twenty first 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.

Faced with slowing growth and volatile markets, these banks are star performers under increasingly challenging conditions, said Joseph D. Giarraputo, publisher and editorial director of

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. The banks that

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is honoring may not be the largest or oldest, but they are the best at targeting their products and offerings to the specific markets they serve.


Arab Bank
Bahrain Ahli United Bank
Egypt Commercial International Bank
Iraq Bank of Baghdad
Iran Bank Melli Iran
Jordan Arab Bank
Kuwait National Bank of Kuwait
Lebanon BLOM Bank
Oman Ahli Bank
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