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Saudi Bank Profits Drop 44% in 1986

Nine of the eleven banks in Saudi Arabia have so far reported results for 1986, and these show a 44% decline in profitability, which comes after a 48% drop in 1985. The decline in profits corresponds closely with the increase in loan loss provisions, which for the nine banks were up 24% in 1986 after a 46% increase in 1985.

The banks' results are not strictly comparable because the two biggest banks -...