Profit at UAE’s biggest lender First Abu Dhabi Bank modestly up

First Abu Dhabi Bank was created in 2017 by the merger of two Abu Dhabi-based lenders. (Reuters)
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Updated 28 January 2020

Profit at UAE’s biggest lender First Abu Dhabi Bank modestly up

  • First Abu Dhabi Bank was created in 2017 by the merger of two Abu Dhabi-based lenders
  • FAB’s assets grow 10 percent last year to $224 billion, making it the second largest Arab bank in terms of assets

ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates’ top lender, First Abu Dhabi Bank, on Tuesday announced a modest increase in net profit for 2019, despite “challenging market conditions.”
FAB said its net profit for last year rose four percent to $3.4 billion compared to $3.27 billion in 2018.
“2019 marked another year of growth for FAB, despite challenging market conditions regionally and internationally,” chairman Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al-Nahyan said in a statement.
FAB, which was created in 2017 by the merger of two Abu Dhabi-based lenders, saw its assets grow 10 percent last year to $224 billion making it the second largest Arab bank in terms of assets after Qatar National Bank.


Dubai announces $136 million extra stimulus package

Updated 24 October 2020

Dubai announces $136 million extra stimulus package

  • The announcement takes Dubai's total stimulus measures this year to 6.8 billion dirhams

DUBAI: Dubai has announced a new 500 million dirhams ($136.14 million) stimulus package to support the local economy, taking Dubai's total stimulus measures this year to 6.8 billion dirhams, the crown prince of the emirate said on Twitter on Saturday.
"The private sector is a major partner in Dubai's development process, and we have adopted a set of new exemptions for some fees and a reduction in rents for some sectors, as well as an extension of the validity of a previous set of exemptions from fees," said Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al-Maktoum.