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Cash & Liq. Mngm in Middle East & Africa

Background

The Middle East Africa region has some of the poorest countries as well as some of the richest. In many countries, the development of the banking infrastructure is underway and basic payment…

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Environment, Social, Governance

Industry roundup: 5 April

by Graham Buck

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US Treasury tightens Russia squeeze; EU raises €6bn from second green bond; China’s RMB cross-border payments rise; UK plans crypto NFT

Risk Management

Industry Roundup: 24 March

by Graham Buck

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WTO on supply chain disruption; Partial reopening for Moscow exchange; Crédit Agricole post-Brexit fees; Citi, Stenn pair on supplier financing

Environment, Social, Governance

Industry roundup: 15 March

by Graham Buck

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Citi broadens Russian exit; Nickel prices soar; Santander launches grain-backed tokens; Jamaica offers CBDC incentive; DCash service restored

Risk Management

Industry roundup: 3 March

by Graham Buck

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Russia exodus tests fund managers; VTB commodities unit winds down; IMF paper examines cash management capacity; China overhauls supply chain finance

Environment, Social, Governance

Industry roundup: 11 January

by Graham Buck

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Kuwait targets sustainable finance; US jobs market turbulence to continue; Omicron to extend chip shortage; Milestone for UAE's Al Manassah

Financing

Industry roundup: 2 December

by Graham Buck

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Standard Chartered US$100m fund targets Gulf markets; Square changes name to Block; User testing starts for T2; Verto joins forces with Banking Circle

FX Management & Crypto

Africa’s first digital currency launched

by Graham Buck

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The Central Bank of Nigeria announced that the eNaira finally made its debut on Monday after missing its original 1 October launch date

Roundup

Industry roundup: 15 October

by Jack Large

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News in brief: BNY Mellon to cloud, crypto currencies, unlocking Africa, Contour expansion and new FX service

Transaction Banking

Transaction banking breakthroughs in the UAE

by Ben Poole

Dubai in the sun

The central bank has partnered with SWIFT to enhance cross-border payments, while Mashreq Bank has implemented Oracle's transaction banking platform.

Digitisation

Reflections on treasury’s turbulent year

by Ben Poole

Digital world concept

At a virtual roundtable, Citi explored how digitisation has helped corporates to manage business disruption in the year of COVID-19.

Payments - Receipts

SWIFT to host open API hackathon in Africa

by Ben Poole

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The hackathon is open to developers working in the financial sector across Africa to identify new solutions for cross-border payments.