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'Safest' banks in the Middle East

Arabian Business looks at the World's and Middle East's 'safest banks' for 2010, as ranked by the Global Finance magazine

'Safest' banks in the Middle East
The Global Finance magazine has named the top 10 'Safest Banks in the Middle East' in an exclusive survey to be published in the October 2010 issue. Click on to find if your bank is one of the world's safest:

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'Safest' banks in the Middle East
10 Banque Saudi Fransi

(Saudi Arabia)

The 'World's 50 Safest Banks' 2010 were selected through a comparison of the long-term credit ratings and total assets of the 500 largest banks around the world.

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'Safest' banks in the Middle East
9 Saudi British Bank

(Saudi Arabia)

Ratings from Moody's, Standard & Poor's and Fitch were used.

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'Safest' banks in the Middle East
8 Kuwait Finance House

(Kuwait)

Global Finance has published its 'World's Safest Banks' listing for 19 years.

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'Safest' banks in the Middle East
7 Al Rajhi Bank

(Saudi Arabia)

The banks ranked 1-10 will be presented awards at a special ceremony to be held during the Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank in Washington in October.

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'Safest' banks in the Middle East
6 Riyad Bank

(Saudi Arabia)

Saudi Arabia topped the GCC as a country featuring six safest banks in the Middle East out of ten in the region.

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'Safest' banks in the Middle East
4 Qatar National Bank

(Qatar)

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'Safest' banks in the Middle East
5 National Commercial Bank

(Saudi Arabia)

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'Safest' banks in the Middle East
3 Samba Financial Group

(Saudi Arabia)

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'Safest' banks in the Middle East
2 National Bank of Abu Dhabi

(UAE)

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'Safest' banks in the Middle East
1 National Bank of Kuwait

(Kuwait)

NBK was ranked as the Middle East's 'safest' bank and has been ranked 38 in the 'World’s 50 Safest Banks 2010' list.

Click on to see who made it to the top ten of the 'World's Safest Banks 2010' list:

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'Safest' banks in the Middle East
France's Caisse des Depots et Consignations (CDC) was ranked as the world's safest bank.

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'Safest' banks in the Middle East
2 Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten

(Netherlands)

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'Safest' banks in the Middle East
3 Zuercher Kantonalbank

(Switzerland)

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'Safest' banks in the Middle East
4 Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank

(Germany)

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'Safest' banks in the Middle East
5 Rabobank Group

(Netherlands)

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'Safest' banks in the Middle East
6 Landeskreditbank Baden-Wuerttemberg - Foerderbank

(Germany)

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'Safest' banks in the Middle East
7 Nederlandse Waterschapsbank

(Netherlands)

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'Safest' banks in the Middle East
8 KfW

(Germany)

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'Safest' banks in the Middle East
9 NRW.Bank

(Germany)

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'Safest' banks in the Middle East
10 Royal Bank of Canada

(Canada)

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