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UBK Hit By Tax Changes

Changes in the UK tax laws on leasing hit the profits of the United Bank of Kuwait (UBK) with an extra bill of £1.9mn in 1984, marring an otherwise creditable 7% increase in after-tax profit to £8.1mn. Total assets increased by 18% to £1,880mn while deposits were up 87% to £938mn. The bank noted that the rise in assets was due to the growth of its New York branch and the expansion of property...