Al Baraka Bank Egypt

Detention of Saleh Kamel does not impact Al Baraka Bank #Egypt

Ashraf Ahmed Mustafa El-Ghamrawy, CEO of Al Baraka Bank Egypt said that the bank’s activity was not impacted by the detention of the Saudi businessman Saleh Kamel. Kamel is the chairman and founder of the Dallah al Baraka Group (DBHC) which owns Al Baraka Bank Egypt. The anti-corruption committee set up by Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz has recently detained a number of Saudi princes, ministers and businessmen for corruption charges. According to El-Ghamrawy, what happens with Kamel in Saudi Arabia will have no effect on the bank’s performance in Egypt. He also notified the Egyptian Stock Exchange that Kamel is not a member of the board of directors. Therefore, there is no impact on the bank.

Al Baraka Bank earmarks $112.6 mln for energy, Suez Canal projects in 2016

Al Baraka Bank Egypt is planning to pump one billion Egyptian pounds ($112.6 million) into vital energy projects with economic feasibility. Chairman Ashraf El-Ghamrawy said the money will go for energy businesses in addition to projects in the high-profile Suez Canal development axis. Al Baraka Bank Egypt reported a first half net profit worth 255.390 million pounds, up from 140.291 million pounds in the first half of 2015. Deposits surged to 29.578 billion pounds by the end of June 2016, compared to 25.351 billion pounds by the end of December 2015.

Al Baraka Bank #Egypt reports net income of EGP 127 million for Q1 2016

Al Baraka Bank Egypt announced that the net income of the bank jumped by 101% for the first quarter of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. Total assets also increased by 4%, financing and investments portfolio by 4%, deposits by 5% and equity by 6% at the end of March 2016. Chairman Adnan Ahmed Yousif said the bank has an ambitious branch expansion and geographical spread plans. It is on track to complete its new headquarters building in the New Cairo area. The bank's rolling expansion programme envisages a network of 42 branches by 2020.

Al Baraka Bank to pump $127.7mn in Egypt SMEs this year: chairman

Al Baraka Bank Egypt, part of Bahrain's Al Baraka Group (ABG), is planning to pump one billion Egyptian pounds (US$127.7 million) to support Egyptian SMEs, its chairman Ashraf El-Ghamrawy said. The investments, with a five percent interest rate, are in favour of the central bank's initiative to advocate small and medium-sized enterprises. Earlier, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said the banking sector would inject 200 billion Egyptian pounds ($25 billion) to support small and medium businesses. Within this year, Al Baraka Bank Egypt plans to sign a new partnership worth 200 million pounds with the Social Fund for Development (SFD) to finance small and medium businesses led by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB).

Al Baraka Bank secures US$127.8mn for Suez Canal mega projects

The Egypt part of the Bahraini Al Baraka Group plans to pump one billion Egyptian pounds (US$127.8 million) into mega projects in the country. According to Ashraf El Ghamrawy - CEO of Al Baraka Bank Egypt, the bank intends to invest in the Suez Canal Corridor Area as well as East Port Said (Tafreeaa) Port projects. The Suez Canal Corridor Area project's aim is to increase the role of the Suez Canal region in international trading and to develop the three canal cities: Suez, Ismailia, and Port Said. Al Baraka Bank Egypt has allocated around 250 million Egyptian pounds to invest in one of the logistics projects in Suez Canal, however, no details were given until an agreement is reached.

Al Baraka Bank Egypt's Cash and Due hit US$230m end-June

Al Barak Bank Egypt's total cash and due from Central Bank of Egypt reached around EGP 3.656 billion (US$ 229.8 million) at the end of June 2015 versus EGP 1.850 billion at the end of December 2014. The financial lists showed that bank's investments in governmental notes recorded 5.319 billion Egyptian pounds at the end of June 2015 opposed to 3.604 billion Egyptian pounds at the end of 2014, making EGP 1.71 billion increase. According to the lists, Al Baraka Bank Egypt 's total volume of Murabaha, Mudaraba and Musharka for customers hit EGP8.534 billion at the end of June 2015 compared to EGP8.462 billion at the end of 2014.

IIRA Assigns Fiduciary Ratings to AlBaraka Bank Egypt

Islamic International Rating Agency (IIRA) has assigned an international scale rating of 'B-/B' (Single B Minus / Single B) and national scale rating of 'A-(eg)/A2(eg)' (Single A Minus / A Two) to AlBaraka Bank Egypt. Outlook on the assigned ratings is 'Stable'. The fiduciary score has been assessed in the range of '66-70', reflecting adequate fiduciary standards wherein rights of various stakeholders are adequately protected. Ratings assigned to ABBE derive strength from the franchise of Albaraka Banking Group (ABG) as the bank's principal owner. The bank's sound liquidity and profitability indicators in addition to favorable and improving asset quality lend support to the ratings assigned.

Al Baraka Bank Egypt recognized by Other Ways Management Association Club

Al Baraka Bank Egypt, a subsidiary banking unit of Al Baraka Banking Group, announced the winning of the 'The Majestic Five Continents Award for Quality and Excellence' granted by the European Foundation 'Other Ways Management Association Club'. The Award will be delivered in a grand ceremony to be held in Geneva on 18 November 2013, and will be attended by official delegations and businessmen from 40 countries around the world. Al Baraka Bank Egypt won the prize as a result of aspects like high quality of customer service, creativity, teamwork, diversity of products of development and corporate finance, lease and assets finance, retail and treasury products, and foreign operations. Mr. Ashraf El Ghamrawy, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Al Baraka Bank Egypt, emphasized the bank's pioneering role in development finance and social responsibility through the Bank's Zakat fund, and the consolidation of partnership relations with all government and private agencies, among others.

Al Baraka expects to raise $168m from sukuk sale

Al Baraka Bank Egypt expects its sale to raise the sale of 10-year Islamic bonds this summer until EGP1bn ($168m). this was reported by Bloomberg. The bank will use the funds to help restructure liabilities" and to finance "growth plans".

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