New laws will crack down on fraudulent financial advisers

The conviction of personal finance consultant Neil Grant yesterday in Dubai showed how easy it is to fall prey to unscrupulous investment advisers. Grant was convicted of running an unlicensed business, amid claims he funnelled his clients’ money into ... ( read original story ...)

UAE’s largest bank reports fall in profit after merger costs

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), the largest bank in the United Arab Emirates, on Monday reported a 3.5 percent profit fall in 2017, citing costs linked to its recent merger. FAB, the combination of National Bank of Abu Dhabi and First Gulf Bank, said its full ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai’s Emirates NBD in talks to buy stake in Turkish lender

Emirates NBD, Dubai's largest bank, said on Tuesday it had started initial strategic discussions with Russia's Sberbank about a possible purchase of Sberbank's stake in Turkey's Denizbank. Emirates NBD has previously acquired BNP Paribas' Eygptian banking ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai’s Emirates NBD in talks to buy Turkey’s Denizbank

Emirates NBD, Dubai’s largest bank, said on Tuesday it had started initial strategic discussions with Russia’s Sberbank about a possible purchase of Sberbank’s stake in Turkey’s Denizbank. Emirates NBD has previously acquired BNP Paribas ... ( read original story ...)

First Abu Dhabi Bank profits dip 3.5% in ‘soft market’

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), the UAE's largest bank, on Monday announced that net profit for 2017 dropped 3.5 per cent to Dh10.92 billion as compared to Dh11.52 billion in the previous year. The group's revenue also declined four per cent year on year to ... ( read original story ...)