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GCC Banking Sector 2018 - 7 Factors to Watch

April 26 , 2018

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Executive Summary

What is this report about?
The GCC banking industry outlook report sheds light on the major developments that are taking place in the industry and how they will shape the outlook of the regional banking industry in 2018 and beyond. Some of the key topics that we have covered in detail include implementation of IFRS 9, merger and acquisition trends; impact of Fintech, U.S fed rate hikes, non-performing loans and liquidity in the banking industry in GCC.

Who will benefit and why?
The report will benefit anyone tracking the banking sector, and many players involved in the sector; especially banks, regulators, FII and domestic investors. This report would help to gain an in-depth understanding about the profitability of banks and how it will be affected by various factors going forward in 2018.

How exhaustive is this report?
The report has covered key areas of interest such as implementation of IFRS 9, fintech, U.S fed rates and analyzed their impact on cost of borrowing, liquidity, M&A activities. We have also analyzed the bank profitability metrics such as NPLs ratio, cost to income, interest margins, return on equity, return on assets etc.


Key Questions Addressed

  • What will be the impact of IFRS 9 implementation?
  • M&A outlook in banking industry
  • Could Fintech disrupt GCC banking industry?
  • How will U.S fed rate hike impact banks profitability?
  • What will be the outlook for NPLs?
  • How liquid is the banking industry?
  • Where will be the source of credit growth for GCC banks?

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Where will be the source of credit growth for GCC banks?
  • Liquidity in GCC Banks- Abundant as of now
  • NPL√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë‚àö¬•s for GCC Banks- Mostly in control
  • Fed rate hike- Largely Positive on GCC Banks
  • Impact of IFRS 9-Mostly Neutral
  • Fintech disruption of GCC Banks- Minimal as of now
  • M&A outlook in banking industry-Gaining Traction
  • Appendix

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