Tagged: Qatar International Islamic Bank

Qatari shareholder helps Islamic Bank of Britain narrow loss

Qatari shareholder helps Islamic Bank of Britain narrow loss

Islamic Bank of Britain (IBB) narrowed its losses in 2012 a week after it raised £10 million ($15.5 million) from majority shareholder Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIB). Last week, IBB raised £10 million by placing 1 billion shares with QIIB at a price of 1 penny each, raising the number of its outstanding ordinary shares to 4.5bn. In 2012, IBB posted a loss of £6.99m versus a loss of £9m a year earlier. Home financing business helped narrow the gap by nearly doubling to £117m in 2012 versus £61m a year earlier. The bank did not disclose personnel or administrative expenses, which in the past have represented the bulk of its costs. QIIB, which now owns 91 percent of IBB, has been in discussions since last June with Qatari lender Masraf Al Rayan to sell a controlling stake in the British bank.

City Briefs: Islamic Bank of Britain; M&B; Redrow

City Briefs: Islamic Bank of Britain; M&B; Redrow

It is still discussed how to salvage the takeover of the Islamic Bank of Britain based in Birmingham. However, it is a fact that no offer for the business has been forthcoming. According to the IBB, Islamic bank Masraf Al Rayan appears to be a possible…

QIIB picks banks for dollar sukuk

QIIB picks banks for dollar sukuk

As part of the preparation for issuance of a dollar-denominated sukuk, Qatar Internationa Islamic Bank (QIIB) has charged QNB Capital and two international banks to arrange investor meetings which will be held in the Middle East, Asia and Europe starti…

Bandits and thieves add to Syria’s woes

Bandits and thieves add to Syria’s woes

The increase in bank robberies and fraud cases in Syria deepens the country’s state of trouble. Already there are alerts to the country’s stock exchange about major robberies in separate filings by foreign-backed lenders. A robbery in Homsled to the l…