HSBC Brings Growing Trade Flows Between MENA and Turkey Into the Spotlight
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HSBC Brings Growing Trade Flows Between MENA and Turkey Into the Spotlight PR Newswire DUBAI, September 17, 2012 DUBAI, September 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "Turkey has an extremely strong long-term story" said Tim Reid, Regional Head of Commercial Banking for HSBC UAE and North Africa (MENA) during his Welcome Address at the HSBC MENA / Turkey Forum today. "The combination of strong fundamentals and good demographics should see Turkey maintain a very respectable pace of growth throughout the forecast horizon". Gathering business leaders, the Forum is the third leg of its series, held as part of its Global Connections campaign. Trade flows between MENA and the emerging markets is a key theme of HSBC's Global Connections story in the region. According to the HSBC Global Research "World in 2050" report, economies we currently call "emerging" are going to power global growth over the next four decades. As a result, in October 2011 HSBC held its first forum on discussing international trade between UAE and India. Earlier this year the Bank focused on China. Today it turned its attention to Turkey. Speaking about Turkey's economic growth, His Excellency, the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the United Arab Emirates, Mr Vural Altay said "I would like to encourage Emirati and Arab brothers and investors to further boost their engagement in the highly lucrative Turkish market.

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HSBC Brings Growing Trade Flows Between MENA and Turkey Into the Spotlight
PR Newswire DUBAI, September 17, 2012
DUBAI,September 17, 2012/PRNewswire/ --"Turkeyhas an extremely strong long-term story" said Tim Reid, Regional Head of Commercial Banking for HSBC UAE andNorth Africa(MENA) during his Welcome Address at the HSBC MENA / Turkey Forum today. "The combination of strong fundamentals and good demographics should seeTurkeymaintain a very respectable pace of growth throughout the forecast horizon". Gathering business leaders, the Forum is the third leg of its series, held as part of its Global Connections campaign. Trade flows between MENA and the emerging markets is a key theme of HSBC's Global Connections story in the region. According to the HSBC Global Research "World in 2050" report, economies we currently call "emerging" are going to power global growth over the next four decades. As a result, in October 2011HSBC held its first forum on discussing international trade between UAE andIndia. Earlier this year the Bank focused onChina. Today it turned its attention toTurkey. Speaking aboutTurkey'seconomic growth, His Excellency, the Ambassador of the Republic ofTurkeyto theUnited Arab Emirates, Mr Vural Altay said "I would like to encourage Emirati and Arab brothers and investors to further boost their engagement in the highly lucrative Turkish market.Turkeyoffers rich opportunities for MENA companies in the areas of agriculture and food, energy, tourism, real estate, finance, healthcare and many others". "My message to the MENA business community, in particular to the UAE business community is to utilize the vast opportunities that the Turkish economy offers needless to say to the benefit of both sides. And if we can do that I am sure that our relationship and togetherness will reach higher levels," he added. Turkeyis one of the fastest growing emerging markets in the world with impressive economic growth rates, expanding by 8.5% in 2011 - ahead of IMF expectations of 7.5%. Over the last decade, its GDP per capital tripled, reaching USD 772 billionin 2011, up fromUSD 231 billionin 2002. As part of its Vision for 2023, the country aims to be one of the top 10 economies in the world, to achieve a gross domestic product of$2 trillion, increase annual Turkish exports to$500 billionand achieve a foreign trade volume of$1 trillion. Mr Reid added "Turkeyis aiming high, but its goals are obtainable. The country's geographical location makes it a natural bridge between the East to West and North to South axes, providing easy - cost efficient access to businesses around the world. Its young, dynamic and growing workforce also continues to be a key contributor which, according to the 2009 World Bank numbers, is the 5th largest among the European countries. And more recently, the World Bank stamped its belief in the Vision by awarding the country with $6.5 billionof financial support." Resulting actions have strongly attracted foreign trade to its already large domestic market. Forein direct investment totaled15.9bnfromin 2011, u
$9bnthe year before. The MENA region now accounts for 18% of this. Vice versa,Turkey'sexports reached$135 billionby the end of 2011 of which the MENA region now accounts for approximately a fourth. Key sectors of interest for MENA investors include Tourism and Energy.Turkey is currently the 6th most popular destination to visit in the world with the UAE's Jumeirah Group, the Rotana Hotels and Viceroy, as well asSaudi Arabia'sMy Tuana have already announced investments. Through the liberalization of its market and geographical location,Turkeyis also strongly positioned as an energy transit hub. With MENA accounting for two thirds of the world's discovered crude oil reserves,Turkeyis on a clear path to anchor its partnership with the region. Construction and contracting is also one ofTurkey'sstrongest international sectors - consistently exceeded annual targets over the last decade. In the MENA region, several of the large Turkish contracting companies already have extensive involvement inLibya. Aside from the UAE market, we continue to see widespread interest and activity through bids for lead positions on projects in Qatar,Saudi Arabia,KuwaitandOman.
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HSBC Commercial Banking
HSBC Commercial Banking (http://www.hsbc.ae/1/2/) serves more than 3.5 million customers, from small enterprises to large multinationals, in over 60 developed and emerging markets around the world. Whether it is working capital, trade finance or payments and cash management solutions, we provide the tools and expertise that businesses need to thrive. With a heritage stretching back nearly 150 years, and a network covering three quarters of global commerce, we make HSBC the world's leading international trade and business bank.
HSBC in the MENA Region
HSBC is the largest and most widely represented international banking organization in theMiddle EastandNorth Africa(MENA), with a presence in 14 countries across the region.HSBC has operations in theUnited Arab Emirates, Egypt,Qatar,Oman,Bahrain,Kuwait,Jordan,Lebanon,Pakistan,Algeriaand the Palestinian Autonomous Area. InSaudi Arabia, HSBC is a 40% shareholder of Saudi British Bank (SABB), and a 49% shareholder of HSBC Saudi Arabia for investment banking in the Kingdom. InIraq, HSBC holds a majority shareholding in Dar Es Salaam Investment Bank. HSBC also maintains a representative office inLibya. This presence, the widest reach of any bank in the region, comprises some 273 offices and around 12,000 employees. In the full year 2011, HSBC in the MENA region made a profit before tax of US$1,492 million.