NO. 49


Financial and Banking News

Regional Banking

Individual Performances

National Bank of Bahrain (NBB), 50% owned by the Bahraini state, continues asthe preeminent onshore bank on the island. It is the only bank which does notrely on customers' deposits as its primary asset, having built up its investmentportfolio and placing assets on the interbank market, and is the only Bahrainionshore bank to play a role in the wider Gulf economy. In 1994, higher interestrates...