Dr Bernd van Linder, chief executive officer, CBD said: “CBD posted a strong set of results for 2018, lifting our returns whilst delivering on our strategic agenda. We are investing in digital transformation, recruiting and retaining top talent to further enhance business capabilities and position ourselves as a key player in this evolving environment.”
The non-performing loans (NPL) ratio decreased significantly to 6.2 per cent from 8.7 per cent at the end of 2017, with both ratios now calculated under IFRS9.
In line with the bank’s prudent provisioning policy, additional net impairment provisions of Dh704 million were set aside during the year compared to Dh740 million for the prior year. As at the end of 2018, total expected credit losses (ECL) allowances amounted to Dh3.11 billion.
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SOURCE: Khaleej Times