DUBAI Oct 13 National Bank of Oman
(NBO), the sultanate's third-largest lender by assets, posted on
Thursday a 15.2 percent fall in third-quarter net profit
according to Reuters calculations, missing analysts'
The lender made a net profit of 12.70 million rials ($33.0
million) in the three months to Sept. 30, Reuters calculated
based on previous financial statements in lieu of a quarterly
This was down from 14.97 million rials in the same period
Three analysts polled by Reuters forecast an average
quarterly net profit of 15.02 million rials.
($1 = 0.3846 Omani rials)
(Reporting By Tom Arnold; editing by Susan Thomas)