Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank advances as Abu Dhabi banking sector increases UAE share-continued

March 08, 2012--In line with the general recovery at global financial markets Thursday, the ADX General Index closed 0.33% higher at 2,561.74 points
. Fujairah Cement Industries gained the most (up 9.20%), while First Gulf Bank, as the most liquid shares, dipped slightly. Shares of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) gained 0.30%. Earlier in the day, National Bank of Abu Dhabi's Chief Economist Dr. Giyas Gokkent said in an eMailed statement, "data from financial statements of listed banks continue to point to a rise in the share of Abu Dhabi based banks in the UAE banking system. Abu Dhabi based banks’ assets are getting closer to accounting for half of the UAE banking system, up from about 34% at the start of 2008." He added that "listed Abu Dhabi based banks’ deposits rose by 8.1% year-on-year in 2011, while top listed Dubai banks’ deposits fell by 3.5% year-on-year in 2011."

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