Ibdar Bank announces profits of USD3 million for the First Quarter of 2015

Bahrain-based Ibdar Bank has announced its financial results for the first quarter of the year ended March 31, 2015 marked by strong performance and profitability. For the quarter, the Bank reported a net profit of USD3 million compared with USD1 million in the first quarter of 2014, an increase of 200%. Total income for the period also rose significantly by 65.8% to USD6.3 million versus USD3.8 million in the prior-year period. Strong profits can be attributed to an increase of 1778% in the Bank's income generated from investment banking services over the prior year as well as from income generated by gains made in the trading of investments and securities and profitable exits from existing investments.