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Profits up at Arab Bank

Arab BankArab Bank Group’s net profit after tax and provisions during the first half of 2014 grew by seven per cent to $414.9m from $387.3m in the same period last year. Loans and advances also increased, by four per cent, to reach $23.7bn compared to $22.9bn on June 30, 2013.

Also, customer deposits grew by $1.7bn to reach $34.4bn compared to $32.7bn for the same period last year, an increase of five per cent.

Commenting on the results, Sabih Masri, Arab Bank’s chairman, explained that the results “re-affirmed the bank’s ability to continue its positive performance through prudent management and the better utilisation of its resources”.

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