UAE may exclude bonds from bank lending limit
Source: BI-ME with Bloomberg , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Tue June 12, 2012 12:19 pm

UAE. The United Arab Emirates’ central bank may exclude bonds from a limit imposed on banks’ lending to local governments and related entities, local Arabic language daily Al Khaleej reported, citing people it didn’t identify.

Lending mustn't exceed 100% of banks’ capital base to governments of the UAE federation and their non-commercial entities, and 25% to individual borrowers, the central bank said on April 4.

There was no limit under previous rules.

 

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