Dr. Michael Smith Head of Industrial Finance London Branch Overview of IBJ IBJ is one of the world’s leading financial institutions. As at 31st March 1999 banking assets amounted to over $383 Billion. IBJ ranks globally among the largest banks in the world (by assets).
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IBJis one of the world’s leading financial institutions. As at 31st March 1999 banking assets amounted to over $383 Billion.
IBJranks globally amongthe largest banks in the world (by assets).
IBJ is a commercial bank dedicated to the support of business and industry. It has no retail operations.
IBJ is a bank with a long history of supporting industry in Japan. It was established by the Japanese government in 1902 specifically to promote industrialisation. After the war it was involved in the reconstruction of Japanese industry.
IBJ was privatised in the 1952 and is now held publicly. Its focus remains unchanged. As a former governmental entity it is independent of any Japanese Keiretsu. Close links with JBIC (formerly J-Exim) and other agencies.
IBJ has since the 1960’s been developing a global capability to support multinational groups and industries throughout the world. Operations now span 27 countries. Major relationships exist with more than 95% of Japan’s top 200 companies and most of the world’s blue-chip companies.
IBJ’s Global Network
IBJ has operation in over 27 countries
IBJ has organised itself into teams dedicated to be expert in these specific products.
In addition the Project Finance Team is further focused onto specific industries, for example:
Natural Resources (Mining / Oil and Gas),
Personnel within these teams have come from industry or hold relevant degrees: their industry expertise is made available to other product.
In addition specialised areas such as Loan Syndications, Treasury and Loan Agency enable the Bank to optimise the services provided to its clients
Many appropriate plans already in place including:
A Establishment of the General Investment Authority under HH Governor Abdullah bin Faisal bin Turki Al-Saud
B The proposed Foreign Investment Act
C Permitting foreigners to buy land
D Tax reform
E Changing the sponsorship system.
Co-ordinated by the Supreme Economic Council.
“ In what other fields could privatisation be beneficial to Saudi Arabia?”
Many countries have adopted the Private Finance Initiative, or PFI, in the infrastructure sector.