Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Nov 22, 2016
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The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Finance
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 500.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 1,000.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Mar 15, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Aug 1, 2016

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Project Description

This project finances guarantees that will help bank increase their credit limits while managing the risk and support trade in Emerging Markets. 

People Affected By This Project

Increased access to finance: The Project will increase access to finance for Emerging Market importers and exporters. Improved availability of credit is expected to benefit local enterprises (producers and importers, including SMEs) along with value chain and, therefore, support growth, sustain employment and encourage the generation of higher incomes.

Demonstration Effect: The Project will show other market participants the strength of an IFC partnership with a major international bank and Program Partners to support trade finance globally. The Project will have a strong demonstration effect by encouraging greater local/regional bank participation in Emerging Markets trade finance, thereby increasing access to such type of financing for local importers and exporters.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Contact Information

Nicolas Langlois
Managing Director, Transaction Banking
Standard Chartered Bank
Marina Bay Financial Centre
8, Marina Boulevard, Level 22 (018981)
Phone: +65 6596 4121


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