GCC BANKS DOMINATE FORBES LIST
In what should come as no surprise, six of the top 10 companies in the Arab World for 2015 are from GCC's banking and financial services sector. Of them, three are from the UAE, two from Saudi Arabia and one from Qatar.
Forbes has analysed 1,245 listed companies in Arab stock markets. They excluded companies that failed to report their profits from 2014 and companies from countries experiencing political strife or war. The rankings were awarded based on revenues, net earnings, assets, and market valuation, with each metric equally weighted.