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Abu Dhabi's largest banks combined last year to create a $175 billion powerhouse, the Saudi lenders backed by HSBC Holdings PLC and Royal Bank of Scotland are in the process of merging, while three Qatari banks are considering a combination to create the nation's biggest Islamic lender.If the Omani merger is completed, it would be the first since HSBC in 2012 combined its operations in Oman with Oman International Bank SAOG.The country's largest lender is BankMuscat SAOG, with assets of $30 billion.
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