Thirteen GCC banks in discussions for six mergers

Thirteen GCC banks, across all six states, are in merger discussions, with most hoping to complete agreements by the end of the year. Our Editor describes the projected mergers and provides some statistics.

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Three Gulf states to provide $12bn to Bahrain

Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the UAE will provide provide Bahrain with $10bn in financial support over the next five years. Our summary provides links to the Bahrain Ministry of Finance's new Fiscal Plan for 2018-2022.

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