DUBAI, Oct 26 (Reuters) - National Bank of Kuwait NBKK.KW, the country's biggest lender, on Monday reported a 38% drop in third-quarter net profit, hit by higher provisioning for bad debt and the slowdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
NBK's posted a net profit of 57.6 million dinar ($188.54 million) for the period ended September 30, down from 93.1 million dinars in the same period a year earlier.
The International Monetary Fund expects Kuwait's economy to contract by 8.1% this year, as it warned the economic outlook was worsening for many emerging markets amid the coronavirus crisis.
($1 = 0.3055 Kuwaiti dinars)
(Reporting by Saeed Azhar; Editing by Sam Holmes)
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