DUBAI, April 16 Bank Muscat, Oman's
largest lender, missed analysts' expectations despite posting a
59.1 percent jump in its first-quarter net profit on Wednesday.
The bank made a quarterly profit of 39.76 million rials
($103.3 million) in the three months to March 31 compared to
24.99 million rials in the corresponding period of 2013, a
regulatory filing said.
Six analysts polled by Reuters had, on average, forecast a
first-quarter profit of 41.6 million rials.
($1 = 0.3850 Omani Rials)
(Reporting by David French; Editing by Andrew Torchia)