Top 1000 World Banks 2018 Middle East

The Banker's editor, Brian Caplen, speaks to James King about First Abu Dhabi Bank's rise to the top of the Middle East regional table as well as the strong performance of Lebanese lenders in the 2018 Top 1000 Ranking.

Top 1000 World Banks 2018: Top 25 by Tier 1 Capital: Middle East

Regional  Rank World Rank Bank Country Tier 1 Capital
1 81 First Abu Dhabi Bank United Arab Emirates 20,508
2 82 Qatar National Bank Qatar 20,108
3 94 National Commercial Bank Saudi Arabia 17,020
4 104 Al Rajhi Bank Saudi Arabia 14,867
5 109 Emirates NBD United Arab Emirates 14,029
6 124 Samba Financial Group Saudi Arabia 11,899
7 133 Bank Hapoalim Israel 10,894
8 142 Riyad Bank Saudi Arabia 10,299
9 146 Bank Leumi le-Israel Israel 9,986
10 164 Saudi British Bank (SABB) Saudi Arabia 8,892
11 165 Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank United Arab Emirates 8,768
12 167 National Bank of Kuwait Kuwait 8,717
13 171 Banque Saudi Fransi Saudi Arabia 8,506
14 193 Dubai Islamic Bank United Arab Emirates 7,072
15 205 Kuwait Finance House Kuwait 6,441
16 208 Arab National Bank Saudi Arabia 6,325
17 225 AlInma Bank Saudi Arabia 5,493
18 234 Mashreqbank United Arab Emirates 5,391
19 239 Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) Qatar 5,114
20 243 Union National Bank United Arab Emirates 5,045
21 244 Arab Bank Jordan 5,028
22 249 Israel Discount Bank Israel 4,868
23 257 Commercial Bank Qatar 4,672
24 267 BankMuscat Oman 4,328
25 272 Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank United Arab Emirates 4,269

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