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Standard Chartered hosts Emerging Markets Traders Association Forum in Dubai

Forum discusses the political changes taking place in the MENA region and their economic impact

8 May 2013, Dubai, UAE - Standard Chartered Bank today hosted the Emerging Markets Traders Association’s (EMTA) forum in Dubai. The event was attended by more than 100 Bank clients comprising senior executives and traders from the region and abroad.

The Dubai forum is part of the Trader’s association series of forums which also take place in New York, London, Latin America and Asia. Dubai is the first Middle East location for this popular series.

The EMTA Forum provides a platform for discussion on the challenges and opportunities in the new world order and the way in which emerging market economies can work towards achieving sustainable balanced growth. The one day event discussed the political changes taking place in the MENA region and their economic impact and featured sell-side and buy-side panels debating on the prospects and trends for the emerging markets. Attendees comprised of industry specialists, issuers and investors.

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Sami Mahfouz, Co-Head of Wholesale Banking, and Head of Global Markets UAE, Standard Chartered said:

“Over the past 90 years of our presence in the Middle East region, Standard Chartered has solidified its position in these markets, making us one of the leading international banks that continue to support the region’s economic growth and markets development. We continue to leverage our network and expertise, providing our clients with a full suite of Islamic and conventional financial solutions and structures catering to their various local, regional and international financial needs.”

Economists and experts from Standard Chartered, Citi, Nomura, VTB Capital, Deutsche Bank, Mashreq Capital, Alliance Bernstein, Emirates Investment Authority, Fidelity Investments and Franklin Templeton Investments shared their views on current issues and opportunities available in the market.

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For further information please contact:
Ramy Lawand
Senior Regional Manager, Business Communications
Corporate Affairs MENAP

Standard Chartered Bank
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M: +971 56 675 9894

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