Central Bank of UAE asks for assets to be frozen

In a circular to the United Arab Emirates's 47 national and foreign banks, the Central Bank today requested that the assets of 30 institutions be immediately frozen, according to a Reuters report from Abu Dhabi.

The firms include general trading companies, petrol stations, real estate firms and small

businesses such as grocery stores, jewellery shops and restaurants operating in the Gulf Arab state. The circular requests "Please, immediately search for and freeze any accounts or deposits or in