August-September 2018

Cover story: Real time

The proliferation of real time transaction banking looks unstoppable, but with the new technology comes serious concerns about flaws in the system that could end up costing banks money.

Banks venture down new digital pathways

Banks across the EMEA region are pushing ahead with digitising their businesses, as financial institutions look for ways to speed up the manual processes slowing down large parts of their transaction banking business.

Blockchain collision

A blockchain battle is underway between sell side institutions and their buy side counterparts, with the potential for hundreds of millions of dollars of bank revenue at stake.

Ramaphosa brings cheer back underground

When business friendly politician Cyril Ramaphosa became South Africa’s fifth president early in 2018, hopes shot up that it would lead to greater investment into the country’s crucial metals and mining sector. Already, a spate of M&A has been announced in the region, suggesting the confidence was well placed.

CEE & CIS news

So far this year, Slovakia has issued its longest bond ever and launched a bond trading venue with MTS. The debt agency (ARDAL) explains more. 

Middle East news

The Abu Dhabi Crude Oil Pipeline caught investors’ attention with a US$3bn debut in the international bond markets that saw massive demand. The successful deal heralds a capital-intensive period for the pipeline’s parent company, which plans to deploy around US$109bn over the next five years. 

Project Finance news

The US$10.9bn facility is poised to create thousands of job opportunities and revolutionise Egypt’s domestic manufacturing sector.

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