Dubai banks present merger plan to Central Bank

Two UAE banks have presented a plan for their merger to the Central Bank despite conditions made by one of them not to shoulder any losses suffered by the other bank.
The Emirates Islamic Bank (EIB), which has been locked in negotiations to merge or acquire Dubai Bank (DB), stipulated that the government should handle DB’s losses which could range between Dh500 million and Dh2 billion.
Dubai’s Government holds around 29.8 per cent of Dubai Bank, which has an authorised capital of nearly Dh3.4bn. It is controlled by the Dubai Banking Group, an affiliate of the government-owned Dubai Holding.