Kuwait International Bank (KIB) swaps out Warba Insurance stake

In a statement to the Kuwait Stock Exchange KIB has revealed plans to swap its 8.56 per cent stake in Warba Insurance for the latter firm’s 33.6 per cent stake in Ritaj Takaful Insurance.The deal, which requires Central Bank approval would see KIB’s stake in the Shari’ah-compliant insurer rise to 73.6 per cent. The bank said it was divesting the Warba Insurance stake because the firm is not Shari’ah compliant.