KPMG's GCC listed banks results report analyses the financial results of 56 listed banks from across the GCC.
We have released our third GCC listed banks results report today, analyzing the published results of most listed commercial banks across Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates for the year ended 31 December 2017.
The report, themed “Shifting Horizons”, highlights some of the key financial trends in the banking sector across the region when compared to the prior year, including: asset and profitability growth; lower loan impairment and NPL ratios; increased cost efficiencies; and improved capital positions, amongst others.
These trends, largely positive, were particularly impressive given the unique year for the region both politically and economically thus reflecting the resilience of the banking sector. The report also highlights the increased optimism on the back of these positive financial results coupled with the rising oil price environment, resulting in banks shifting horizons from a more conservative approach we have witnessed in recent times to a more innovation and growth driven mindset, albeit in a measured manner.
© 2020 KPMG Fakhro, a Bahrain partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. KPMG and the KPMG logo are registered trademarks of KPMG International, a Swiss entity. All rights reserved.
KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”) is a Swiss entity. Member firms of the KPMG network of independent firms are affiliated with KPMG International. KPMG International provides no client services. No member firm has any authority to obligate or bind KPMG International or any other member firm vis-à-vis third parties, nor does KPMG International have any such authority to obligate or bind any member firm.