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Middle East 2013: Takaful Insurance

SHARING RISK By Anita Hawser Takaful insurance markets are growing steadily in the Gulf, but the regulatory framework is still developing in some countries. Taking out car, property or life insurance is second nature in the West, ...

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Trade Finance: Regional Winners

By Gordon Platt REGIONAL WINNERS AMERICAS Citi With its extensive presence in the US, Canada and Latin America, Citi is the largest service provider for private-labeled letters of credit and open account transactions. The bank’s global footprint enables it to ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

Billion-Dollar Woman Dressed For Success

NEWSMAKERS: NIGERIA By Valentina Pasquali A 61-year-old Nigerian oil tycoon is now the richest black woman in the world, having recently overtaken American entertainment mogul Oprah Winfrey for the title. Her name is Folorunsho Alakija and she ...

Banking

Dubai Commodities Exchange Craves More Market Share

MILESTONES: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES   By Anita Hawser   Dubai Mercantile Exchange is on a mission: It wants to take up more space on the screens of futures traders, according to new CEO Christopher Fix, who once sat on the ...

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Emerging Markets’ Safest Banks

CONTINENTAL EROSION By Andrew Cunningham   Global Finance presents its annual ranking of the Top 50 Safest Banks in the Emerging Markets.   Banks in the Arabian Gulf and Asia have strengthened their hold on the rankings of safest banks ...

Banking

Sibos Wrap: Key Discussions From Osaka

UNCHARTED WATERS   By Denise Bedell   At SWIFT’s annual Sibos conference in October, corporates were treated to a range of presentations on topics as diverse as reference data, BPOs and Asian treasury centers.   The corporate stream at Sibos ...

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

SIBOS 2012 – BPOs Embraced By BP Chemicals

First and foremost, it reduces administration and documentation, and vastly reduces the time-to-payment on secured trade account receivables. With an...
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