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Date of Region Rank Banks Results Country Southern 1 Standard Bank Group Dec-06 South Africa

(Stanbank) Southern 2 ABSA Group Dec-06 South Africa Southern 3 Nedbank Group Dec-06 South
Africa Southern 4 Investec Mar-07 South Africa Southern 5 FirstRand Banking Group Jun-06 South
Africa North 6 Credit Populaire du Maroc Dec-06 Morocco North 7 Attijariwafabank Dec-06 Morocco
West 8 Intercontinental Bank plc Feb-07 Nigeria North 9 National Bank of Egypt Jun-06 Egypt North 10
Libyan Arab Foreign Bank Dec-04 Libya West 11 Union Bank of Nigeria plc Mar-06 Nigeria North 12
Banque Marocaine du Commerce Dec-06 Morocco Exterieur West 13 Zenith International Bank plc Jun-
06 Nigeria North 14 Banque Misr Jun-05 Egypt North 15 Commercial International Bank Dec-06 Egypt
North 16 Banque du Caire Jun-06 Egypt West 17 Ecobank Transnational Dec-06 Togo North 18 Arab
International Bank Jun-06 Egypt West 19 First Bank of Nigeria plc Mar-07 Nigeria West 20 Guaranty
Trust Bank plc Feb-07 Nigeria East 21 Mauritius Commercial Bank Jun-06 Mauritius North 22 Credit
Populaire d'Algerie Dec-06 Algeria Southern 23 African Bank Ltd Dec-06 South Africa North 24 Societe
Tunisienne de Banque Dec-06 Tunisia North 25 Bank of Alexandria Jun-06 Egypt West 26 IBTC
Chartered Bank plc Dec-06 Nigeria West 27 Oceanic Bank plc Sep-06 Nigeria West 28 United Bank for
Africa plc Sep-06 Nigeria East 29 State Bank of Mauritius Jun-06 Mauritius West 30 First Inland Bank
plc Apr-07 Nigeria North 31 Banque Internationale Arabe Dec-06 Tunisia de Tunisie West 32 Diamond
Bank plc Apr-06 Nigeria North 33 Societe Generale Marocaine de Dec-05 Morocco Banques North 34
Banque Nationale Agricole Dec-06 Tunisia West 35 Spring Bank plc Dec-05 Nigeria North 36 Arab
African International Dec-06 Egypt Bank North 37 Credit Agricole Egypt Bank Dec-06 Egypt West 38
Ecobank Nigeria Dec-06 Nigeria North 39 Banque de Tunisie Dec-06 Tunisia West 40 Platinum-Habib
Bank plc Jun-06 Nigeria North 41 National Societe Generale Dec-06 Egypt Bank West 42 Access Bank
plc Mar-07 Nigeria West 43 Afribank Nigeria plc Mar-06 Nigeria North 44 Banque de l'Habitat Dec-06
Tunisia West 45 Standard Chartered Bank Dec-05 Nigeria Nigeria Ltd West 46 Wema Bank plc Mar-06
Nigeria West 47 Fidelity Bank plc Jun-06 Nigeria West 48 Skye Bank plc Dec-05 Nigeria West 49 First
City Monument Bank plc Apr-06 Nigeria Central 50 BGFI Bank Dec-06 Gabon East 51 Barclays Bank of
Kenya Dec-06 Kenya East 52 Commercial Bank of Ethiopia Jun-05 Ethiopia Southern 53 Banco de
Fomento Angola Dec-05 Angola East 54 Kenya Commercial Bank Dec-05 Kenya North 55 Gumhouria
Bank Dec-05 Libya East 56 Standard Chartered Bank Dec-06 Kenya [Kenya] West 57 Societe Generale
Banques Cote Dec-06 Cote d'Ivoire d'Ivoire Southern 58 Standard Bank Namibia Dec-05 Namibia
Southern 59 Capitec Bank Feb-06 South Africa Southern 60 Bank Windhoek Ltd Jun-06 Namibia
Southern 61 Barclays Bank of Botswana Ltd Dec-05 Botswana West 62 Standard Chartered Bank
Ghana Dec-06 Ghana Ltd West 63 Ghana Commercial Bank Dec-05 Ghana Southern 64 Teba Bank
Feb-06 South Africa West 65 CBAO Dec-06 Senegal West 66 Ban. Comm. et' l'Industrie de Dec-06
Cote d'Ivoire la Cote d'Ivoire SA Southern 67 Banco de Poupanca e Credito Dec-05 Angola SARL
Southern 68 Sasfin Holdings Jun-06 South Africa West 69 Societe Generale de Banques Dec-06
Senegal au Senegal East 70 Co-operative Bank of Kenya Dec-06 Kenya Central 71 Banque
Internationale pour Dec-06 Cameroon l'Epargne et le credit East 72 Development Bank of Mauritius
Jun-05 Mauritius Ltd West 73 Barclays Bank of Ghana Ltd Dec-05 Ghana East 74 Omdurman National
Bank Dec-05 Sudan East 75 Development Bank of Mauritius Jun-04 Mauritius Ltd East 76 Commercial
Bank of Eritrea Dec-04 Eritrea East 77 Bank of Khartoum Dec-04 Sudan Southern 78 Banco Africanos
de Dec-05 Angola Investimentos SARL East 79 CFC Bank Dec-06 Kenya East 80 National Bank of
Kenya Dec-06 Kenya Southern 81 Banco Internacional de Dec-05 Mozambique Mocambique West 82
SG-SSB Bank Ltd Dec-05 Ghana Southern 83 National Bank of Malawi Dec-05 Malawi Central 84
BICIG Dec-05 Gabon Southern 85 Barclays Bank Zambia plc Dec-05 Zambia East 86 National Bank of
Commerce Dec-04 Tanzania (NBC) Ltd Central 87 Societe Generale de Banques Dec-06 Cameroon au
Cameroon SA Central 88 Afriland First Bank Dec-06 Cameroon East 89 CRDB Dec-05 Tanzania
Southern 90 ABC Holdings Dec-05 Botswana West 91 Bank of Africa-Benin Dec-05 Benin Southern 92
Standard Chartered Bank Dec-05 Zambia Zambia Ltd East 93 Investments & Mortgages Bank Dec-06
Kenya East 94 CRDC Bank Ltd Dec-06 Tanzania East 95 National Industrial Credit Dec-05 Kenya Bank
(NIC Bank] Southern 96 BCI Fomento Dec-05 Mozambique East 97 Barclays Bank of Uganda Ltd Dec-
05 Uganda Central 98 Commercial Bank of Cameroon Dec-06 Cameroon East 99 Bank of Abyssinia
Jun-05 Ethiopia North 100 Banque Mauritanienne Commerce Dec-05 Uganda International Capital
Assets CAR Region Rank Banks ($M) ($M) (%) Southern 1 Standard Bank Group 6,516 139,023 4.7
(Stanbank) Southern 2 ABSA Group 4,850 68,766 7.1 Southern 3 Nedbank Group 4,082 59,016 6.9
Southern 4 Investec 3,175 46,813 6.8 Southern 5 FirstRand Banking Group 2,928 61,700 4.7 North 6
Credit Populaire du Maroc 1,711 16,002 10.7 North 7 Attijariwafabank 1,538 19,573 7.9 West 8
Intercontinental Bank plc 1,277 5,735 22.2 North 9 National Bank of Egypt 1,179 34,107 3.4 North 10
Libyan Arab Foreign Bank 966 11,242 8.6 West 11 Union Bank of Nigeria plc 783 5,248 14.9 North 12
Banque Marocaine du Commerce 748 10,060 7.4 Exterieur West 13 Zenith International Bank plc 738
4,785 15.4 North 14 Banque Misr 584 18,490 3.1 North 15 Commercial International Bank 538 6,632
8.1 North 16 Banque du Caire 510 7,943 6.4 West 17 Ecobank Transnational 482 3,504 13.8 North 18
Arab International Bank 474 3,833 12.3 West 19 First Bank of Nigeria plc 465 6,574 7.1 West 20
Guaranty Trust Bank plc 406 3,959 10.2 East 21 Mauritius Commercial Bank 403 3,226 12.5 North 22
Credit Populaire d'Algerie 400 6,494 6.2 Southern 23 African Bank Ltd 374 1,134 33.0 North 24 Societe
Tunisienne de Banque 338 3,620 9.3 North 25 Bank of Alexandria 315 5,764 5.4 West 26 IBTC
Chartered Bank plc 308 895 34.4 West 27 Oceanic Bank plc 297 2,926 10.1 West 28 United Bank for
Africa plc 296 6,962 4.2 East 29 State Bank of Mauritius 284 1,634 17.4 West 30 First Inland Bank plc
282 1,510 18.6 North 31 Banque Internationale Arabe 276 3,186 8.6 de Tunisie West 32 Diamond Bank
plc 272 1,738 15.6 North 33 Societe Generale Marocaine de 271 3,790 7.1 Banques North 34 Banque
Nationale Agricole 269 3,463 7.7 West 35 Spring Bank plc 267 1,052 25.4 North 36 Arab African
International 258 4,918 5.2 Bank North 37 Credit Agricole Egypt Bank 247 2,763 8.9 West 38 Ecobank
Nigeria 238 1,070 22.2 North 39 Banque de Tunisie 231 1,395 16.5 West 40 Platinum-Habib Bank plc
224 1,249 17.9 North 41 National Societe Generale 216 3,521 6.1 Bank West 42 Access Bank plc 215
2,502 8.6 West 43 Afribank Nigeria plc 211 1,024 20.6 North 44 Banque de l'Habitat 208 2,924 7.1 West
45 Standard Chartered Bank 207 531 38.9 Nigeria Ltd West 46 Wema Bank plc 206 1,050 19.6 West 47
Fidelity Bank plc 200 934 21.4 West 48 Skye Bank plc 198 1,346 14.7 West 49 First City Monument
Bank plc 196 831 23.6 Central 50 BGFI Bank 185 1,199 15.5 East 51 Barclays Bank of Kenya 178
1,689 10.5 East 52 Commercial Bank of Ethiopia 166 3,828 4.3 Southern 53 Banco de Fomento Angola
155 1,579 9.8 East 54 Kenya Commercial Bank 132 1,333 9.9 North 55 Gumhouria Bank 121 3,441 3.5
...East 56 Standard Chartered Bank 120 1,167 10.3 [Kenya] West

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Top 100 Arab Banks: The Middle East


presents its annual review of the
region's Top 100 Arab Banks and
includes a special focus on Islamic
banking, which has witnessed an
impressive surge across four continents
Middle East, The, Oct, 2006 by Moin Siddiqi, Neil
Ford
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TOP 100

DATA
RANKING BANK RESULTS

National Commercial Bank 31/12/2005 1


Arab Bank plc 31/12/2005 2
Al Rajhi Bank 31/12/2005 3
Samba Financial Group 31/12/2005 4
Riyad Bank 31/12/2005 5
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank 31/12/2005 6
Emirates Bank International 31/12/2005 7
National Bank of Kuwait 31/12/2005 8
First Gulf Bank 31/12/2005 9
Saudi British Bank 31/12/2005 10
National Bank of Abu Dhabi 31/12/2005 11
Kuwait Finance House 31/12/2005 12
Arab Banking Corporation 31/12/2005 13
Mashreqbank 31/12/2005 14
Arab National Bank 31/12/2005 15
Gulf International Bank 31/12/2005 16
Qatar National Bank 31/12/2005 17
Banque Saudi Fransi 31/12/2004 18
Union National Bank 31/12/2005 19
Saudi Investment Bank 31/12/2005 20
National Bank of Dubai 31/12/2005 21
Gulf International 22
Corporation GSC 31/12/2004
Commercial Bank of Qatar 31/12/2005 23
Attijariwafabank 31/12/2005 24
National Bank of Egypt 30/06/2004 25
Saudi Hollandi Bank 31/12/2005 26
Gulf Bank 31/12/2005 27
Dubai Islamic Bank 31/12/2005 28
Audi Saradar Group 31/12/2005 29
Credit Populaire du Maroc 31/12/2004 30
Ahli United Bank 31/12/2005 31
Blom Bank 31/12/2005 32
Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait 31/12/2005 33
Commercial Bank of Kuwait 31/12/2005 34
Bank of Industry and Mine 31/03/2006 35
Bank Saderat Iran 31/03/2004 36
Banque Marocaine du 37
Commerce Exterieur 31/12/2005
Bank Muscat 31/12/2005 38
Bank Melli Iran 31/03/2004 39
Bank Keshavarzi 31/03/2005 40
Burgan Bank 31/12/2005 41
Bank Al Jazira 31/12/2005 42
International Banking 43
Corporation 31/12/2005
Sharjah Islamic Bank 31/12/2005 44
Banque Misr 30/06/2004 45
Commercial Bank of Dubai 31/12/2005 46
Banque de la Mediterranee 31/12/2003 47
& Bank of Kuwait 48
the Middle East 31/12/2005
Doha Bank 31/12/2005 49
Banque du Caire 30/06/2005 50
Qatar Islamic Bank 31/12/2005 51
Bank Mellat 31/03/2005 52
Bank of Sharjah 31/31/2005 53
Arab International Bank 30/06/2005 54
Byblos Bank 31/12/2004 55
National Bank of Bahrain 31/12/2005 56
United Gulf Bank 31/12/2005 57
National Bank of Oman 31/12/2005 58
Arab Bank for Investment 59
Foreign Trade 31/12/2005 &
National Bank of 60
Umm Al Qaiwain 31/12/2005
Bank Maskan 31/03/2004 61
Shamil Bank of Bahrain 31/12/2005 62
The Housing Bank for 63
Trade and Finance 31/12/2004
Fransabank 31/12/2005 64
Banque Exterieure 65
d' Algerie 31/12/2003
Bank Tejarat 31/03/2004 66
Bank Sepah 31/03/2005 67
Invest Bank 31/12/2005 68
National Bank 69
of Fujairah 31/12/2005
Export Development 70
Bank of Iran 31/03/2006
Societe Tunisienne de Banque 31/12/2004 71
Commercial International 72
Bank [Egypt] 31/12/2004
Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait 31/12/2005 73
Parsian Bank 31/03/2005 74
Oman International Bank 31/12/2005 75
Societe Generale Marocaine 76
de Banques 31/12/2004
Banque Nationale Agricole 31/12/2003 77
Bank of Alexandria 30/12/2005 78
Rakbank 31/12/2005 79
Commercial Bank of Syria 31/12/2005 80
Libyan Arab Foreign Bank 31/12/2003 81
Banque Libano-Francaise 31/12/2004 82
International Bank of Qatar 31/12/2005 83
United Arab Bank 31/12/2005 84
Banque Internationale 85
Arabe de Tunisie SA 31/12/2005
Credit do Maroc SA 31/12/2005 86
Egyptian Arab Land Bank 30/06/2004 87
Banque de Tunisie SA 31/12/2005 88
Bank Dhofar 31/12/2005 89
Banque de l'Habitat 31/12/2004 90
Arab African 91
International Bank 31/12/2004
Wahda Bank 31/12/2004 92
Export Development 93
Bank of Egypt 30/06/2005
Union Internationale 94
de Banques SA 31/12/2004
Suez Canal Bank SAE 31/12/2004 95
Banque du Sud 31/12/2004 96
Gumhouria Bank 31/12/2005 97
HSBC Bank Egypt SAE 31/12/2005 98
Egyptian American Bank 31/12/2004 99
National Commercial 100
Bank SAL 31/12/2004

COUNTRY
(RANKING BANK ($M

National Commercial Bank Saudi Arabia 1


Arab Bank plc Jordan 2
Al Rajhi Bank Saudi Arabia 3
Samba Financial Group Saudi Arabia 4
Riyad Bank Saudi Arabia 5
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank United Arab Emirates 6
Emirates Bank International United Arab Emirates 7
National Bank of Kuwait Kuwait 8
First Gulf Bank United Arab Emirates 9
Saudi British Bank Saudi Arabia 10
National Bank of Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 11
Kuwait Finance House Kuwait 12
Arab Banking Corporation Bahrain 13
Mashreqbank United Arab Emirates 14
Arab National Bank Saudi Arabia 15
Gulf International Bank Bahrain 16
Qatar National Bank Qatar 17
Banque Saudi Fransi Saudi Arabia 18
Union National Bank United Arab Emirates 19
Saudi Investment Bank Saudi Arabia 20
National Bank of Dubai United Arab Emirates 21
Gulf International 22
Corporation GSC Kuwait
Commercial Bank of Qatar Qatar 23
Attijariwafabank Morocco 24
National Bank of Egypt Egypt 25
Saudi Hollandi Bank Saudi Arabia 26
Gulf Bank Kuwait 27
Dubai Islamic Bank United Arab Emirates 28
Audi Saradar Group Lebanon 29
Credit Populaire du Maroc Morocco 30
Ahli United Bank Bahrain 31
Blom Bank Lebanon 32
Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait Kuwait 33
Commercial Bank of Kuwait Kuwait 34
Bank of Industry and Mine Iran 35
Bank Saderat Iran Iran 36
Banque Marocaine du 37
Commerce Exterieur Morocco
Bank Muscat Oman 38
Bank Melli Iran Iran 39
Bank Keshavarzi Iran 40
Burgan Bank Kuwait 41
Bank Al Jazira Saudi Arabia 42
International Banking 43
Corporation Bahrain
Sharjah Islamic Bank United Arab Emirates 44
Banque Misr Egypt 45
Commercial Bank of Dubai United Arab Emirates 46
Banque de la Mediterranee Lebanon 47
& Bank of Kuwait 48
the Middle East Kuwait
Doha Bank Qatar 49
Banque du Caire Egypt 50
Qatar Islamic Bank Qatar 51
Bank Mellat Iran 52
Bank of Sharjah United Arab Emirates 53
Arab International Bank Egypt 54
Byblos Bank Lebanon 55
National Bank of Bahrain Bahrain 56
United Gulf Bank Bahrain 57
National Bank of Oman Oman 58
Arab Bank for Investment 59
Foreign Trade United Arab Emirates &
National Bank of 60
Umm Al Qaiwain United Arab Emirates
Bank Maskan Iran 61
Shamil Bank of Bahrain Bahrain 62
The Housing Bank for 63
Trade and Finance Jordan
Fransabank Lebanon 64
Banque Exterieure 65
d' Algerie Algeria
Bank Tejarat Iran 66
Bank Sepah Iran 67
Invest Bank United Arab Emirates 68
National Bank 69
of Fujairah United Arab Emirates
Export Development 70
Bank of Iran Iran
Societe Tunisienne de Banque Tunisia 71
Commercial International 72
Bank [Egypt] Egypt
Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait Bahrain 73
Parsian Bank Iran 74
Oman International Bank Oman 75
Societe Generale Marocaine 76
de Banques Morocco
Banque Nationale Agricole Tunisia 77
Bank of Alexandria Egypt 78
Rakbank United Arab Emirates 79
Commercial Bank of Syria Syria 80
Libyan Arab Foreign Bank Libya 81
Banque Libano-Francaise Lebanon 82
International Bank of Qatar Qatar 83
United Arab Bank United Arab Emirates 84
Banque Internationale 85
Arabe de Tunisie SA Tunisia
Credit do Maroc SA Morocco 86
Egyptian Arab Land Bank Egypt 87
Banque de Tunisie SA Tunisia 88
Bank Dhofar Oman 89
Banque de l'Habitat Tunisia 90
Arab African 91
International Bank Egypt
Wahda Bank Libya 92
Export Development 93
Bank of Egypt Egypt
Union Internationale 94
de Banques SA Tunisia
Suez Canal Bank SAE Egypt 95
Banque du Sud Tunisia 96
Gumhouria Bank Libya 97
HSBC Bank Egypt SAE Egypt 98
Egyptian American Bank Egypt 99
National Commercial 100
Bank SAL Libya

CAPITAL ASSETS
(RANKING BANK ($M) ($M

National Commercial Bank 5,777 38,929 1


Arab Bank plc 3,749 27,484 2
Al Rajhi Bank 3,597 25,377 3
Samba Financial Group 3,446 28,920 4
Riyad Bank 2,908 21,383 5
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank 2,344 15,653 6
Emirates Bank International 2,110 16,172 7
National Bank of Kuwait 2,109 21,234 8
First Gulf Bank 2,085 7,157 9
Saudi British Bank 2,001 17,604 10
National Bank of Abu Dhabi 1,915 22,780 11
Kuwait Finance House 1,842 16,031 12
Arab Banking Corporation 1,842 17,588 13
Mashreqbank 1,718 12,455 14
Arab National Bank 1,692 18,022 15
Gulf International Bank 1,613 22,857 16
Qatar National Bank 1,478 13,753 17
Banque Saudi Fransi 1,473 15,934 18
Union National Bank 1,425 9,512 19
Saudi Investment Bank 1,417 10,569 20
National Bank of Dubai 1,356 13,998 21
Gulf International 22
Corporation GSC 1,321 7,256
Commercial Bank of Qatar 1,295 6,094 23
Attijariwafabank 1,199 12,725 24
National Bank of Egypt 1,076 22,707 25
Saudi Hollandi Bank 980 10,670 26
Gulf Bank 955 8,932 27
Dubai Islamic Bank 871 11,708 28
Audi Saradar Group 869 11,478 29
Credit Populaire du Maroc 862 12,555 30
Ahli United Bank 819 13,872 31
Blom Bank 817 11,918 32
Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait 811 6,876 33
Commercial Bank of Kuwait 804 8,023 34
Bank of Industry and Mine 761 2,719 35
Bank Saderat Iran 746 18,339 36
Banque Marocaine du 37
Commerce Exterieur 704 8,174
Bank Muscat 668 5,185 38
Bank Melli Iran 666 27,524 39
Bank Keshavarzi 643 10,022 40
Burgan Bank 624 6,472 41
Bank Al Jazira 620 3,778 42
International Banking 43
Corporation 585 2,403
Sharjah Islamic Bank 559 1,443 44
Banque Misr 535 14,719 45
Commercial Bank of Dubai 530 4,033 46
Banque de la Mediterranee 525 5,060 47
& Bank of Kuwait 48
the Middle East 524 5,520
Doha Bank 516 4,184 49
Banque du Caire 506 7,840 50
Qatar Islamic Bank 485 2,624 51
Bank Mellat 483 26,439 52
Bank of Sharjah 469 1,565 53
Arab International Bank 459 3,652 54
Byblos Bank 458 6,784 55
National Bank of Bahrain 423 3,984 56
United Gulf Bank 422 1,687 57
National Bank of Oman 415 2,262 58
Arab Bank for Investment 59
Foreign Trade 382 1,694 &
National Bank of 60
Umm Al Qaiwain 378 1,027
Bank Maskan 370 5,010 61
Shamil Bank of Bahrain 365 1,526 62
The Housing Bank for 63
Trade and Finance 359 3,519
Fransabank 358 4,953 64
Banque Exterieure 65
d' Algerie 346 7,440
Bank Tejarat 346 13,486 66
Bank Sepah 344 15,634 67
Invest Bank 343 1,674 68
National Bank 69
of Fujairah 329 1,710
Export Development 70
Bank of Iran 327 1,623
Societe Tunisienne de Banque 321 3,573 71
Commercial International 72
Bank [Egypt] 310 4,534
Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait 306 3,986 73
Parsian Bank 305 3,958 74
Oman International Bank 297 2,135 75
Societe Generale Marocaine 76
de Banques 289 3,379
Banque Nationale Agricole 280 2,875 77
Bank of Alexandria 279 6,653 78
Rakbank 276 2,000 79
Commercial Bank of Syria 249 16,075 80
Libyan Arab Foreign Bank 237 8,981 81
Banque Libano-Francaise 235 3,491 82
International Bank of Qatar 230 1,280 83
United Arab Bank 219 1,125 84
Banque Internationale 85
Arabe de Tunisie SA 194 2,688
Credit do Maroc SA 190 2,592 86
Egyptian Arab Land Bank 190 3,194 87
Banque de Tunisie SA 187 1,257 88
Bank Dhofar 162 1,608 89
Banque de l'Habitat 154 2,534 90
Arab African 91
International Bank 151 1,767
Wahda Bank 143 1,927 92
Export Development 93
Bank of Egypt 138 1,328
Union Internationale 94
de Banques SA 137 1,400
Suez Canal Bank SAE 137 2,262 95
Banque du Sud 127 1,624 96
Gumhouria Bank 121 3,441 97
HSBC Bank Egypt SAE 112 2,340 98
Egyptian American Bank 97 1,751 99
National Commercial 100
Bank SAL 95 2,459

CAR PROFITS
(RANKING BANK (%) ($M

National Commercial Bank 14.84 1,338 1


Arab Bank plc 13.64 503.20 2
Al Rajhi Bank 14.17 1,504 3
Samba Financial Group 11.91 1,073 4
Riyad Bank 13.60 758 5
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank 15.00 523 6
Emirates Bank International 13.04 471 7
National Bank of Kuwait 9.93 736 8
First Gulf Bank 29.13 287 9
Saudi British Bank 11.36 669 10
National Bank of Abu Dhabi 8.40 717 11
Kuwait Finance House 11.50 406 12
Arab Banking Corporation 10.47 155 13
Mashreqbank 13.80 550 14
Arab National Bank 9.40 488 15
Gulf International Bank 7.05 207 16
Qatar National Bank 10.74 422 17
Banque Saudi Fransi 9.24 410 18
Union National Bank 14.98 314 19
Saudi Investment Bank 13.40 284 20
National Bank of Dubai 9.69 300 21
Gulf International 22
Corporation GSC 18.20 135
Commercial Bank of Qatar 21.25 194 23
Attijariwafabank 9.42 131 24
National Bank of Egypt 4.74 36 25
Saudi Hollandi Bank 9.20 281 26
Gulf Bank 10.70 302 27
Dubai Islamic Bank 7.44 290 28
Audi Saradar Group 7.57 127 29
Credit Populaire du Maroc 6.86 215 30
Ahli United Bank 5.90 196 31
Blom Bank 6.85 161 32
Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait 11.79 167 33
Commercial Bank of Kuwait 10.02 288 34
Bank of Industry and Mine 29.98 161 35
Bank Saderat Iran 4.06 470 36
Banque Marocaine du 37
Commerce Exterieur 8.61 124
Bank Muscat 12.88 137 38
Bank Melli Iran 2.42 538 39
Bank Keshavarzi 6.41 214 40
Burgan Bank 9.64 150 41
Bank Al Jazira 16.41 234 42
International Banking 43
Corporation 24.34 494
Sharjah Islamic Bank 38.73 51 44
Banque Misr 3.63 31 45
Commercial Bank of Dubai 13.14 150 46
Banque de la Mediterranee 10.37 32 47
& Bank of Kuwait 48
the Middle East 9.50 160
Doha Bank 12.33 217 49
Banque du Caire 6.45 18 50
Qatar Islamic Bank 18.48 140 51
Bank Mellat 1.82 176 52
Bank of Sharjah 29.96 164 53
Arab International Bank 12.56 32 54
Byblos Bank 6.75 64 55
National Bank of Bahrain 10.61 81 56
United Gulf Bank 25.00 81 57
National Bank of Oman 18.34 62 58
Arab Bank for Investment 59
Foreign Trade 22.55 36 &
National Bank of 60
Umm Al Qaiwain 36.80 69
Bank Maskan 7.38 148 61
Shamil Bank of Bahrain 23.91 41 62
The Housing Bank for 63
Trade and Finance 10.20 63
Fransabank 7.22 55 64
Banque Exterieure 65
d' Algerie 4.65 11
Bank Tejarat 2.56 97 66
Bank Sepah 2.20 176 67
Invest Bank 20.49 88 68
National Bank 69
of Fujairah 19.24 48
Export Development 70
Bank of Iran 20.14 56
Societe Tunisienne de Banque 8.98 4 71
Commercial International 72
Bank [Egypt] 6.83 91
Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait 7.67 79 73
Parsian Bank 7.70 161 74
Oman International Bank 13.91 65 75
Societe Generale Marocaine 76
de Banques 8.55 49
Banque Nationale Agricole 9.74 15 77
Bank of Alexandria 4.19 21 78
Rakbank 13.80 50 79
Commercial Bank of Syria 1.54 376 80
Libyan Arab Foreign Bank 2.63 118 81
Banque Libano-Francaise 6.73 22 82
International Bank of Qatar 17.96 25 83
United Arab Bank 19.46 42 84
Banque Internationale 85
Arabe de Tunisie SA 7.20 14
Credit do Maroc SA 7.33 29 86
Egyptian Arab Land Bank 5.94 0.35 87
Banque de Tunisie SA 14.87 25 88
Bank Dhofar 10.07 42 89
Banque de l'Habitat 6.07 15 90
Arab African 91
International Bank 8.56 28
Wahda Bank 7.42 11 92
Export Development 93
Bank of Egypt 10.40 10
Union Internationale 94
de Banques SA 9.78 0
Suez Canal Bank SAE 6.05 3 95
Banque du Sud 7.82 0 96
Gumhouria Bank 3.51 8 97
HSBC Bank Egypt SAE 4.78 10 98
Egyptian American Bank 5.54 39 99
National Commercial 100
Bank SAL 3.86 25

ROE ROA
(%) (%) RANKING BANK

National Commercial Bank 23.10 3.44 1


Arab Bank plc 13.42 1.83 2
Al Rajhi Bank 41.80 5.9 3
Samba Financial Group 31.10 3.71 4
Riyad Bank 26.06 3.54 5
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank 22.31 3.34 6
Emirates Bank International 22.32 2.91 7
National Bank of Kuwait 34.90 3.46 8
First Gulf Bank 13.76 4.01 9
Saudi British Bank 33.43 3.80 10
National Bank of Abu Dhabi 37.44 3.15 11
Kuwait Finance House 22.04 2.53 12
Arab Banking Corporation 8.41 0.90 13
Mashreqbank 32.10 4.41 14
Arab National Bank 28.84 2.71 15
Gulf International Bank 12.83 0.90 16
Qatar National Bank 28.55 3.07 17
Banque Saudi Fransi 27.83 2.57 18
Union National Bank 22.03 3.30 19
Saudi Investment Bank 20.04 2.68 20
National Bank of Dubai 22.12 2.14 21
Gulf International 22
Corporation GSC 10.22 1.86
Commercial Bank of Qatar 15.00 3.20 23
Attijariwafabank 10.90 1.03 24
National Bank of Egypt 3.34 0.16 25
Saudi Hollandi Bank 28.67 2.63 26
Gulf Bank 31.62 3.38 27
Dubai Islamic Bank 33.30 2.47 28
Audi Saradar Group 14.61 1.10 29
Credit Populaire du Maroc 24.94 1.71 30
Ahli United Bank 23.93 1.41 31
Blom Bank 19.70 1.35 32
Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait 20.59 2.42 33
Commercial Bank of Kuwait 35.82 3.59 34
Bank of Industry and Mine 21.56 5.92 35
Bank Saderat Iran 63.00 2.56 36
Banque Marocaine du 37
Commerce Exterieur 17.60 1.51
Bank Muscat 20.50 2.64 38
Bank Melli Iran 80.78 1.95 39
Bank Keshavarzi 33.28 2.13 40
Burgan Bank 24.03 2.31 41
Bank Al Jazira 37.74 6.20 42
International Banking 43
Corporation 84.44 20.55
Sharjah Islamic Bank 9.12 3.53 44
Banque Misr 5.80 0.21 45
Commercial Bank of Dubai 28.30 3.72 46
Banque de la Mediterranee 6.10 0.63 47
& Bank of Kuwait 48
the Middle East 30.53 2.90
Doha Bank 42.05 5.18 49
Banque du Caire 3.55 0.23 50
Qatar Islamic Bank 28.86 5.33 51
Bank Mellat 36.43 0.66 52
Bank of Sharjah 34.96 10.48 53
Arab International Bank 6.97 0.89 54
Byblos Bank 13.97 0.94 55
National Bank of Bahrain 19.14 2.03 56
United Gulf Bank 19.20 4.80 57
National Bank of Oman 14.94 2.74 58
Arab Bank for Investment 59
Foreign Trade 9.42 2.12 &
National Bank of 60
Umm Al Qaiwain 18.25 6.72
Bank Maskan 40.00 2.95 61
Shamil Bank of Bahrain 11.23 2.68 62
The Housing Bank for 63
Trade and Finance 17.54 1.79
Fransabank 15.36 11.11 64
Banque Exterieure 65
d' Algerie 3.18 0.14
Bank Tejarat 28.03 0.72 66
Bank Sepah 51.16 1.12 67
Invest Bank 25.65 5.25 68
National Bank 69
of Fujairah 14.59 2.80
Export Development 70
Bank of Iran 17.12 3.45
Societe Tunisienne de Banque 1.24 0.11 71
Commercial International 72
Bank [Egypt] 29.35 2.00
Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait 25.81 1.98 73
Parsian Bank 52.78 4.06 74
Oman International Bank 21.88 3.04 75
Societe Generale Marocaine 76
de Banques 16.95 1.45
Banque Nationale Agricole 5.35 0.52 77
Bank of Alexandria 7.52 0.31 78
Rakbank 18.11 2.50 79
Commercial Bank of Syria 151.00 2.34 80
Libyan Arab Foreign Bank 49.79 1.31 81
Banque Libano-Francaise 9.36 0.63 82
International Bank of Qatar 10.87 1.95 83
United Arab Bank 19.17 3.73 84
Banque Internationale 85
Arabe de Tunisie SA 7.21 0.52
Credit do Maroc SA 15.52 1.13 86
Egyptian Arab Land Bank 0.18 0.01 87
Banque de Tunisie SA 13.36 1.98 88
Bank Dhofar 25.92 2.61 89
Banque de l'Habitat 9.74 0.59 90
Arab African 91
International Bank 18.54 1.60
Wahda Bank 7.70 0.57 92
Export Development 93
Bank of Egypt 7.50 0.78
Union Internationale 94
-- -- de Banques SA
Suez Canal Bank SAE 2.19 0.13 95
-- -- Banque du Sud 96
Gumhouria Bank 6.60 0.23 97
HSBC Bank Egypt SAE 8.92 0.75 98
Egyptian American Bank 40.82 2.23 99
National Commercial 100
Bank SAL 26.31 1.01

Researched and compiled


by Mom Siddiqi

.CAR = Capital assets ratio

.Capital = 'tier- one' capital

Profits = Pre-tax earnings in


.US dollar millions

ROE = Return on equity


(capital)

.ROA = Return on assets


'Sources: The Bankers

Almanac and Company reports


& Top 100 Middle Eastern
North African banks were
ranked according to tier-one
(capital that comprises (i
common shareholders' equity
and retained profits or net
earnings; (ii) qualifying
non-cumulative preferred stock
up to a maximum of 25% of)
Tier-one capital); (iii) minority
interests in equity accounts of
.(consolidated subsidiaries
The Basle Capital Convergence
Accord as operated by most
domestic regulators in the
region requires banks to hold
capital equivalent to at least
,of their combined assets 8%
(.consolidated subsidiaries
The Basle Capital Convergence
Accord as operated by most
domestic regulators in the
region requires banks to hold
capital equivalent to at least
,of their combined assets 8%
with half of this cushion in the
form of tier-one capital and
'other half comprising 'tier-two
capital. The latter comprises
[i) reserves for [bad debts)
that may not exceed 100% of
tier-one capital; (ii) perpetual
preferred stock not qualified
(to include into tier-one; (iii
hybrid capital instruments
;and mandatory convertibles
(iv) subordinated debt; and (v)
preferred stock with medium-term
remaining current
.maturity

Banking profitability is
calculated before corporate
taxes and minority interests
.for end-reporting period
The financial health of a
single bank is measured by
annual returns on total assets
employed (ROA) and equity
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