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United Arab Emirates

Safest Bank: National Bank of Abu Dhabi (No. 46)

The second-largest bank in the United Arab Emirates, the National Bank of Abu Dhabi is also the safest, according to Global Finance. With total assets of $67 billion and a market capitalization of $8.6 billion as of June 2011, the bank is also over 70 percent owned by the government, with foreign ownership limited to 25 percent of equity. The bank is listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange and is currently rated Aa3 by Moody’s, A+ by S&P, and AA- by Fitch.