The Ibri II solar project financing in Oman, which signed electronically at the end March amid the global economic lockdown, was the second regional project to engage with Saudi Exim for financing. However, while not backed by the Saudi ECA in the end, the project shows the Saudi authorities want to strengthen their ECAs to support exports regionally and internationally – which bodes well for Saudi companies in the coming years.
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Recent legislative developments on trade digitisation in the UK and long-awaited API standards for guarantees and standby LCs from SWIFT and ICC, have given banks the green light on the next generation of trade digitisation. But will banks take up the opportunities? Patrick DeVilbiss, Senior Offering Manager, Trade and Supply Chain Solutions, and Colin Zeglen, Product Manager for Trade and Supply Chain Solutions, at CGI discuss.