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Arab 100: The Rankings

Oil keeps recovery in Arab banking on track



Rank Total capital ($ ,000s) Total assets ($ ,000s)  Net  
‘05 ‘04 Bank Country Year end Current Growth y-o-y % Current y-o-y % Profit($ ,000s) Growth y-o-y % ROE '05 % ETA '05 % ROA '05 %
1 1 The National Commercial Bank Saudi Arabia Dec ‘05 5,777,399 57.08 38,928,939 11.79 1,338,053 41.91 23.16 14.84 3.44
2 2 Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corp Saudi Arabia Dec ‘05 3,596,607 32.25 25,377,298 22.07 1,504,226 91.88 41.82 14.17 5.93
3 3 Samba Financial Group Saudi Arabia Dec ‘05 3,446,239 27.36 28,920,253 14.35 1,072,964 60.36 31.13 11.92 3.71
4 4 Riyad Bank Saudi Arabia Dec ‘05 2,908,241 10.61 21,382,828 7.85 757,631 41.47 26.05 13.60 3.54
5 6 National Bank of Kuwait Kuwait Dec ‘05 2,653,914 19.24 21,233,979 12.29 705,144 38.11 26.57 12.50 3.32
6 5 Arab Bank Jordan Dec ‘05 2,622,822 13.35 23,717,010 0.00 282,210 34.89 10.76 11.06 1.19
7 19 Kuwait Finance House Kuwait Dec ‘05 2,582,613 100.68


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