Abdul Razaq Al Qassim

Bahrain Islamic Bank swings to $10m profit

Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB) has reported a net profit of BD3.8 million ($10.1 million) during the first nine months of the year from a net loss of BD20.8 million during the same period last year. Net profit for the third quarter this year amounted to BD1.4 million versus a net loss of BD4.9 million during the same quarter last year. This is after setting aside provisioning amounting to BD3.4 million for the quarter under review as against BD5.4 million during the corresponding previous period. The bank made an operating profit of BD12.9 million during the first nine months of the year. Operating profit for the third quarter was BD4.8 million. Chairman Abdul Razaq Al Qassim said the results reflect a prudent policy and all earnings represent principal activities involving the bank's assets.

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