Letter from the editorial director

Global Sukuk issuances to hit $145bn

Renminbi: QNB eyes an opportunity

MENA banks set for global bonanza

Call for the banks to grant three wishes

Alibaba joins alternative trade financing solutions

Finding that extra worth: it’s all in a day’s work…

The liquidity paradox: what it means and how to solve it

The ‘bigger future’ for transaction banking

KSA corporate banking hits another high spot

Top-notch recognition for Islamic finance

Letter from the editorial director

03 May 2015

Dear Reader, The future for transaction banking in MENA is looking good, according to a number of Middle Eastern bankers, who recently discussed how banks in the region could grow their share of global revenues by at least 25 per cent. They were among 68 senior executives who gathered at iGTB’s client advisory event in […]

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Global Sukuk issuances to hit $145bn

03 May 2015

Innovation and diversification have provided sustained and significant global growth opportunities for Sukuk and the investor base is expected to widen dramatically in the coming years. This was one of the conclusions announced when the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) and CNBC, the business and financial news network, hosted an international panel of leading […]

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Renminbi: QNB eyes an opportunity

03 May 2015

Qatar National Bank (QNB) is looking forward to exploring potential opportunities arising from the establishment of the first Middle East “clearing hub” for Chinese currency. The regional clearing hub concept was one of the key provisions of the financial agreements signed between Qatar and the People’s Republic of China following talks between the countries last […]

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MENA banks set for global bonanza

03 May 2015

Middle East banks are set to increase their share of global transaction banking revenues by at least 25 per cent, according to a survey conducted by iGTB, the world’s first complete transaction banking platform. The iGTB Middle East Client Advisory Event brought together 68 elite industry thought leaders for a conference on The decade of […]

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Call for the banks to grant three wishes

03 May 2015

PAUL MELLY speaks to a top Saudi finance chief who would like to see banks provide a trio of improvements This is an interesting time for the Saudi Arabian economy. With oil prices sharply down, the Kingdom must rely on the deeper strengths and diversity it has built up over the past three decades. It […]

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Alibaba joins alternative trade financing solutions

03 May 2015

ALEXANDER R. MALAKET, president of OPUS Advisory Services International Inc. and author of Financing Trade and International Supply Chains, looks at transformational competition in the financing of international trade Trade finance has been in existence for a very long time, so long in fact that one might have argued justifiably until about 2005 that the […]

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Finding that extra worth: it’s all in a day’s work…

03 May 2015

Jon Richman, head of Trade and Financial Supply Chain Americas, Global Transaction Banking, Deutsche Bank, discusses the importance of one day’s workflow and the value that financial supply chain solutions can bring As recently as 15 years ago, the market was still beginning to become acquainted with financial supply chain programmes (FSC); then came an […]

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The liquidity paradox: what it means and how to solve it

03 May 2015

CHRIS DARK, president, international, C2FO, looks at a finance problem that has now attracted the attention of politicians Economies currently suffer from the paradox of having too much liquidity in certain areas, while having too little in others. Banks, awash with cash, are reluctant to accept deposits; larger corporations are stockpiling cash but running out […]

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The ‘bigger future’ for transaction banking

03 May 2015

Representatives of 18 Middle Eastern banks, from the UAE, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, recently discussed the outlook for transaction banking in the region, and how they can grow their share of global revenues by at least 25 per cent   Sixty-eight senior bankers from across the Middle East gathered at iGTB’s client advisory event […]

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KSA corporate banking hits another high spot

03 May 2015

In contrast to some other MENA economies, Saudi Arabia continues to have a positive balance of trade and growth momentum. CAROLINE MAGINN reports on what has been another record year Trade finance and corporate banking in the KSA had another record year in 2014 with total trade-related contingent liabilities and corporate assets, liabilities, operating income […]

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Top-notch recognition for Islamic finance

03 May 2015

MUSHTAK PARKER, reports on an industry very much on the up These are exciting times for the estimated $2.2 trillion global Islamic financial industry. First, it was the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision, which in 2013 okayed for the first time qualifying Sukuk to be included in the High Quality Liquid Assets (HQLA) universe under […]

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