Tajara Monitor

KSA confirms its position as a ‘growth economy’

06 July 2014

The GCC Tajara Monitor series for the financial year 2013 is shortly being released beginning with the KSA analysis. The focus is to provide transparency on developments, trends and the financial and capital dimensions of the trade-finance market-place. CAROLINE MAGINN reviews the findings The complex trade finance business proposition delivered by banks continues to evolve […]

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Posted in Issue 28 July / August 2014, Tajara Monitor, TradeComments (0)

KSA growth looks set to continue

04 November 2013

Overall, corporate banking and trade finance in Saudi Arabia had a record quarter in Q1 2013, against all key measures following a bumper year in 2012 for the fifth consecutive year. CAROLINE MAGINN, trade partner at CMM, presents some KSA Tajara Monitor extracts Further to a bumper year in 2012 when, whilst banks were prudent […]

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Posted in Issue 24 November / December 2013, Tajara MonitorComments (0)

QNB grows its trade portfolio

07 May 2013

Committed trade financiers in the GCC were rewarded by their customers in 2012. But what will they be doing for their clients in 2013 to return that loyalty? CAROLINE MAGINN looks at the answer to that question Many banks, around the region, reflected growth in their trade finance business in 2012. For example, Arab National […]

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Posted in Issue 21 May / June 2013, Tajara Monitor, TradeComments (1)

ICC launches regional MENA banking commission

06 March 2013

A regional banking commission for MENA has been launched by the ICC. The initiative aims to more effectively coordinate and communicate Banking Commission activities in the MENA region and meet increasing demands for premium trade finance information and up-to-date policy and market intelligence. “Facilitating trade, promoting economic development and enhancing the business environment are shared […]

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Posted in Issue 20 March / April 2013, News Round, Tajara MonitorComments (0)

Trade finance in Qatar passes many milestones

08 January 2013

Qatari banks show renewed focus on corporate banking and trade finance, says CAROLINE MAGINN, trade partner at CMM Banks active in corporate banking and trade finance have continued to both contribute to and benefit from Qatar’s growth and prosperity. This is particularly evidenced by their increased provision of trade finance from QAR 114bn at year-end, […]

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Posted in Issue 19 January / February 2013, Tajara Monitor, TradeComments (0)

Banks prosper on revival of trade

04 September 2012

Trade finance income has risen in the UAE thanks to a resurgence of exports and imports. CAROLINE MAGINN, trade partner at CMM, looks at what has been a most impressive performance from the banking sector With a majority of reporting banks posting figures far in excess of AED 100 million, trade fees and commissions rose […]

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Posted in Issue 17 September / October 2012, Tajara Monitor, TradeComments (0)

Trade finance surge buoys Saudi banks’ corporate banking performance

03 July 2012

Caroline Maginn, trade partner at CMM, looks at a positive picture in the KSA Trade finance and corporate banking are on the up in Saudi Arabia thanks to strong, double-digit growth in both imports and exports in the Kingdom and continued positive intermediation by Saudi banks in the trade flows. This is confirmed by Cash […]

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Posted in Issue 16 July / August 2012, Tajara Monitor, TradeComments (0)

Trade finance surge buoys Saudi banks corporate banking performance

10 June 2012

Trade finance and corporate banking are on the up in Saudi Arabia thanks to strong, double-digit growth in both imports and exports in the Kingdom and continued positive intermediation by Saudi banks in the trade flows. This is confirmed by Cash Management Matters (CMM), which as part of its aim to create transparency in the […]

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Posted in Press Releases, Tajara MonitorComments (0)

Doha Bank triumphs in trade finance

06 March 2012

Banks have played a demonstrably positive role in the real economy and broader society in Qatar during recent years. This is particularly evidenced by their increased provision of trade finance. Caroline Maginn, Trade Partner at Cash Management Matters (CMM), explains In a final look at the specifics of trade finance in the main GCC countries […]

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Posted in Issue 14 March / April 2012, Tajara Monitor, TradeComments (0)

Trade finance: NBAD holds on to its lead

14 September 2011

Tajara Monitor is in the process of broadening its coverage to include the other GCC countries in addition to the KSA, which CMM has published now for two years. In this edition, we look at some of the UAE Tajara findings in relation to trade finance. The UAE is the second biggest trading nation within […]

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Posted in Issue 11 September / October 2011, Tajara Monitor, TradeComments (0)

Riyad Bank narrowly keeps challenger at bay

01 August 2011

Trade finance and corporate banking in the KSA closed 2010 on a very positive note and are both poised for further growth in 2011, comments CAROLINE MAGINN, trade partner at CMM   The Tajara Monitor Full Year report revealed that in 2010 Riyad Bank narrowly held on to its lead position but is now challenged by a […]

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Posted in Issue 10 July / August 2011, Tajara MonitorComments (0)

The power behind the KSA’s No 1 trade bank

30 July 2011

As at Q3 2010, Riyadh Bank’s corporate liabilities rose over Q2 2010 to reach SAR90bn, whilst over the same period corporate assets also rose to SAR90bn and trade related contingencies held fi rm at SAR56bn. In recent years, the bank achieved market shares of approximately 20 per cent in each category and continued to occupy […]

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Posted in Issue 06 November / December 2010, Tajara Monitor, TradeComments (0)

Corporate banking stays in top spot

24 July 2011

In broad terms, corporate banking remained a prime business segment for banks within Saudi Arabia, whether measured as a percentage of assets, liabilities or operating and net income, writes. CAROLINE MAGINN, Cash Management Matters – CMM trade partner As global trade continues to recover banks are playing an important role in financing it. They are […]

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Posted in Issue 05 September / October 2010, Tajara Monitor, TradeComments (0)

Corporate banking still prime business

24 July 2011

As part of its aim to create transparency in the trade finance marketplace, CMM publishes this report, prepared by CAROLINE MAGINN, Cash Management Matters, CMM trade partner. This research will be updated quarterly throughout the year and anticipates the full-year report for 2010, which will be released after annual reports are published by the banks […]

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Posted in Cash, Issue 04 July / August 2010, Tajara Monitor, TradeComments (0)

Cash Management Matters (CMM) launches the Tajara Monitor for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

21 July 2011

CMM trade partner CAROLINE MAGINN explains why the company is proud to launch the Tajara Monitor (the”Tajara”) for teh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the publication’s importance in the field of trade finance This is the first publication to the market that looks in depth at the trade finance market-place in the KSA and […]

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Posted in Issue 03 May / June 2010, Tajara Monitor, TradeComments (0)


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