Letter from the editorial director

FGB strategy pays off as it wins top award

ITFC signs $300m deal with Tunisia

Sukuk trend continues upwards 

UAE economy hits the highest note

Here come the challenges but the future looks positive

Financing global commerce reaches a ‘tipping point’

Corporate Banking buoyancy spurred by trade finance yet again

Sights set on new targets

Banks need fresh ‘execution skills’ as competition fires up

‘South Atlantic’ trade looks to finance solutions from banks

Letter from the editorial director

30 December 2014

Dear Reader, This issue has a most appropriate theme for the New Year – the future. It was summed up by a senior figure at one of the world’s leading banks when, in an exclusive interview with Cash&Trade, she said, “I think banking in general has now come to a crossroads of understanding around the […]

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FGB strategy pays off as it wins top award

30 December 2014

First Gulf Bank (FGB) has won the Best Bank Award for Trade Finance and Corporate Banking in a survey conducted by Cash Management Matters (CMM) and published in Cash & Trade Magazine. Winning this award did not happen by chance.  FGB has been implementing a strategy to become the “First Choice” Global Transaction Bank in the […]

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ITFC signs $300m deal with Tunisia

30 December 2014

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group, has signed a $300m Murabaha Agreement with the Tunisian Refining Industries Company (STIR). This was the result of a Framework Agreement signed between ITFC and the Government of Tunisia with the aim of financing Tunisia’s strategic sectors through an agreed […]

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Sukuk trend continues upwards 

30 December 2014

The International Islamic Financial Market (IIFM) has released its much- awaited Sukuk Report (4th edition). It consists of a comprehensive study of the global Sukuk market and sheds light on the growth, trends and development of international and domestic Sukuk issuances for the period January 2001 – July 2014. Khalid Hamad Abdul Rahman Hamad, chairman […]

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UAE economy hits the highest note

30 December 2014

The UAE is one of the most dynamic and open economies in the world, its economy minister H.E. Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori told delegates at the Global Trade Development Week gathering in Dubai. He said, “This event comes at a momentous time, a time when the UAE has proved itself to be the leading […]

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Here come the challenges but the future looks positive

30 December 2014

  Despite a series of trials for both bankers and corporates, including new competitors and technology and increasingly complex regulation, there’s a rewarding outcome on the horizon, says a senior figure at one of the world’s leading banks The challenges and opportunities facing both banks and corporates have been outlined by one of RBS’s most […]

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Financing global commerce reaches a ‘tipping point’

30 December 2014

The notion of innovation in trade financing is explored by ALEXANDER R. MALAKET, president of OPUS Advisory Services International Inc. and author of Financing Trade and International Supply Chains While the business of trade finance has a long history and functions on the basis of well-established principles and practices, it is apparent to industry observers […]

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Corporate Banking buoyancy spurred by trade finance yet again

30 December 2014

Significantly more is now being done to deliver operational efficiency and trade finance product innovation across both Islamic and conventional banking. CAROLINE MAGINN looks at the momentum within the sector KSA corporate banking and trade finance continue to garner momentum because the sector has been prudently capitalised. It delivers crucial liquidity to provide meaningful supply […]

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Sights set on new targets

30 December 2014

As the global Islamic finance industry enters its 40th year in 2015, and continues to assume an accepted niche in the world’s mainstream financial system, its prospects, too, continue to evolve especially regarding its role in contributing to the financial reform agenda, financial stability, GDP growth, intra-Islamic trade and investment, infrastructure development, financial inclusion and […]

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Banks need fresh ‘execution skills’ as competition fires up

30 December 2014

Financial institutions in the transaction banking and payments field need to differentiate themselves and raise their game to stay ahead, says a new report on international banking Payments and transaction-banking businesses continue to represent vital elements of the industry itself and the global financial-services landscape. The importance of these businesses both as critical sources of […]

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‘South Atlantic’ trade looks to finance solutions from banks

30 December 2014

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