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Middle East transaction banks moving into non-oil sectors as GCC economies diversify

Transaction banks in the Middle East are expanding services in non-oil businesses with high growth potential, in line with economic diversification, and to mitigate geopolitical instability in countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council

     
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Global trade finance gap sparks industry-wide collaboration and innovation

Trade finance is gradually digitalising amid evolving e-commerce models, driven by technology and sustainability; the $2.5 trillion global trade finance gap affecting SMEs prompts innovation in blockchain, tokenisation, and sustainability,…

     
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Global network support underpins collaborative finance

TABInsights’ Financial Institutions Satisfaction Survey reveals global network support as the key force in driving the future of collaboration in transaction finance, echoing this year’s Sibos theme

     
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BoA, UOB and Deutsche Bank lead in transaction banking customer experience

BoA, UOB and Deutsche Bank are the winning transaction banks in Asia Pacific in The Asian Banker Best Transaction Bank Rankings 2023, with leading positions in customer experience, technology and innovation, and digital capabilities

     
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Standard Chartered tackles supply chain adversities through partnerships and…

As corporates diversify their supply chain sourcing, there is a rapid shift in how banks are meeting their procurement and financing needs through innovation and digitalisation. To respond to greater demand for time-to-market, Standard…

     
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Modernising payment infrastructure as digital volumes surge

Against a backdrop of legacy technology challenges and surging real-time payment volumes, the pressure for the industry to collectively upgrade the existing payment market infrastructures (PMs) is high. The upcoming implementation of ISO…

     
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Would rate hike necessarily widen NIM?

With market participants anticipating a hike in rates soon, will the good old days of wider NIMs come back? Not necessarily as the difference in the maturity of assets/loans versus liabilities/deposits primarily determines the direction…

     
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Russia-Ukraine crisis exacerbates supply chain disruption

As the West announces sanctions over Russia’s actions in Ukraine, global supply chains, particularly related to energy and commodities from the country, will be further impacted.