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

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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


Siddiqi, Moin, Ford, Neil, The Middle East


TOP 100

                                          DATA
RANKING   BANK                            RESULTS

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

                                          COUNTRY
RANKING   BANK                            ($M)

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

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

1         National Commercial Bank        5,777        38,929
2         Arab Bank plc                   3,749        27,484
3         Al Rajhi Bank                   3,597        25,377
4         Samba Financial Group           3,446        28,920
5         Riyad Bank                      2,908        21,383
6         Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank       2,344        15,653
7         Emirates Bank International     2,110        16,172
8         National Bank of Kuwait         2,109        21,234
9         First Gulf Bank                 2,085        7,157
10        Saudi British Bank              2,001        17,604
11        National Bank of Abu Dhabi      1,915        22,780
12        Kuwait Finance House            1,842        16,031
13        Arab Banking Corporation        1,842        17,588
14        Mashreqbank                     1,718        12,455
15        Arab National Bank              1,692        18,022
16        Gulf International Bank         1,613        22,857
17        Qatar National Bank             1,478        13,753
18        Banque Saudi Fransi             1,473        15,934
19        Union National Bank             1,425        9,512
20        Saudi Investment Bank           1,417        10,569
21        National Bank of Dubai          1,356        13,998
22        Gulf International
            Corporation GSC               1,321        7,256
23        Commercial Bank of Qatar        1,295        6,094
24        Attijariwafabank                1,199        12,725
25        National Bank of Egypt          1,076        22,707
26        Saudi Hollandi Bank             980          10,670
27        Gulf Bank                       955          8,932
28        Dubai Islamic Bank              871          11,708
29        Audi Saradar Group              869          11,478
30        Credit Populaire du Maroc       862          12,555
31        Ahli United Bank                819          13,872
32        Blom Bank                       817          11,918
33        Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait          811          6,876
34        Commercial Bank of Kuwait       804          8,023
35        Bank of Industry and Mine       761          2,719
36        Bank Saderat Iran               746          18,339
37        Banque Marocaine du
            Commerce Exterieur            704          8,174
38        Bank Muscat                     668          5,185
39        Bank Melli Iran                 666          27,524
40        Bank Keshavarzi                 643          10,022
41        Burgan Bank                     624          6,472
42        Bank Al Jazira                  620          3,778
43        International Banking
            Corporation                   585          2,403
44        Sharjah Islamic Bank            559          1,443
45        Banque Misr                     535          14,719
46        Commercial Bank of Dubai        530          4,033
47        Banque de la Mediterranee       525          5,060
48        Bank of Kuwait &
            the Middle East               524          5,520
49        Doha Bank                       516          4,184
50        Banque du Caire                 506          7,840
51        Qatar Islamic Bank              485          2,624
52        Bank Mellat                     483          26,439
53        Bank of Sharjah                 469          1,565
54        Arab International Bank         459          3,652
55        Byblos Bank                     458          6,784
56        National Bank of Bahrain        423          3,984
57        United Gulf Bank                422          1,687
58        National Bank of Oman           415          2,262
59        Arab Bank for Investment
            & Foreign Trade               382          1,694
60        National Bank of
            Umm Al Qaiwain                378          1,027
61        Bank Maskan                     370          5,010
62        Shamil Bank of Bahrain          365          1,526
63        The Housing Bank for
            Trade and Finance             359          3,519
64        Fransabank                      358          4,953
65        Banque Exterieure
            d' Algerie                    346          7,440
66        Bank Tejarat                    346          13,486
67        Bank Sepah                      344          15,634
68        Invest Bank                     343          1,674
69        National Bank
            of Fujairah                   329          1,710
70        Export Development
            Bank of Iran                  327          1,623
71        Societe Tunisienne de Banque    321          3,573
72        Commercial International
            Bank [Egypt]                  310          4,534
73        Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait      306          3,986
74        Parsian Bank                    305          3,958
75        Oman International Bank         297          2,135
76        Societe Generale Marocaine
            de Banques                    289          3,379
77        Banque Nationale Agricole       280          2,875
78        Bank of Alexandria              279          6,653
79        Rakbank                         276          2,000
80        Commercial Bank of Syria        249          16,075
81        Libyan Arab Foreign Bank        237          8,981
82        Banque Libano-Francaise         235          3,491
83        International Bank of Qatar     230          1,280
84        United Arab Bank                219          1,125
85        Banque Internationale
            Arabe de Tunisie SA           194          2,688
86        Credit do Maroc SA              190          2,592
87        Egyptian Arab Land Bank         190          3,194
88        Banque de Tunisie SA            187          1,257
89        Bank Dhofar                     162          1,608
90        Banque de l'Habitat             154          2,534
91        Arab African
            International Bank            151          1,767
92        Wahda Bank                      143          1,927
93        Export Development
            Bank of Egypt                 138          1,328
94        Union Internationale
            de Banques SA                 137          1,400
95        Suez Canal Bank SAE             137          2,262
96        Banque du Sud                   127          1,624
97        Gumhouria Bank                  121          3,441
98        HSBC Bank Egypt SAE             112          2,340
99        Egyptian American Bank          97           1,751
100       National Commercial
            Bank SAL                      95           2,459

                                          CAR          PROFITS
RANKING   BANK                            (%)          ($M)

1         National Commercial Bank        14. … 

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