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CBI Approves Sale of Bank of Baghdad

By John Lee. Kuwait's Burgan Bank has announced that the sale of its 51.8-percent share in Bank of Baghdad (BBOB) to Jordan Kuwait Bank (JKB) has been approved by the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI). The deal's completion is subject to the fulfilment of legal documentation and Iraqi Stock Exchange requirements. Burgan Bank is a […]

UGH gets Approval to buy stake in Bank of Baghdad

By John Lee. Bahrain-listed United Gulf Holding (UGH) has received approval from the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) to buy a 51.8 percent stake in Bank of Baghdad. According to The National, the company will acquire the stake from Kuwait-based Burgan Bank. The stock-market announcement can be found here. (Sources: UGH, The National)

Bank Earnings Take a Hit

By Mark DeWeaver. It’s been lackluster year for the ISX-listed banks. Total pre-tax profit for the 12 non-Islamic lenders that have reported so far fell 12% in the first half on a 3% decline in operating revenue, an 8% increase in operating expense, and a 21% increase in administrative expense. Earnings dropped at 7 of […]

Citigroup, Bank of Baghdad Announce Strategic Partnership

Citigroup and Bank of Baghdad have announced a strategic partnership which offers corporate clients, with major business presence in Iraq, a seamless cash management solution and other relevant banking services. The client offer encompasses account services, domestic and international payments and collections, liquidity management and electronic banking solutions, backed by a comprehensive customer service and […]