DUBAI Oct 18 Samba Financial Group,
Saudi Arabia's third-largest bank by assets, reported a 2.2
percent drop in third-quarter net profit on Tuesday, in line
with analyst forecasts.
The bank made a profit of 1.34 billion riyals ($357.4
million) in the three months to Sept. 30, down from 1.37 billion
riyals in the same period a year earlier, it said in a bourse
Five analysts polled by Reuters had on average forecast the
bank would make a quarterly net profit of 1.32 billion riyals.
($1 = 3.7495 riyals)
(Reporting by David French; Editing by Mark Potter)