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Trade and Development Bank Business profile

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Trade and Development Bank (TDB) was established in 1990 and over past decade, has become a leading banking and financial services provider in Mongolia.

Trade and Development Bank

Trade and Development Bank

TDB, the oldest bank of Mongolia, prides itself for its leading position in the universal banking service provider, offering over 100 types of international standard banking products, services and has about 1278 highly qualified staff providing professional and user friendly banking services through a network of 46 branches, settlement centers, 161 ATMs, 1957 POS terminals. TDB is undoubtedly the major player in the financial and banking markets as well as a major innovator of the Mongolian financial sector.

TDB is named as the largest bank in Mongolian banking and finance sector by reaching total asset of MNT 3825.2 billion at the end of June 2013.

TDB, successfully issued USD 300 million senior unsecured notes listed at Singapore Stock Exchange on 13 September 2012. This was the fourth time that TDB tapped the international bond markets, after two successful senior unsecured deals in 2007 and 2010, respectively, and a subordinated notes issuance in 2010.

Furthermore, one of the most important highlight was TDB signed an investment agreement with The Goldman Sachs Group, a leading global financial services firm. Goldman Sachs has acquired a 4.8 percent stake in TDB in January 2012. The investment assists TDB in growing its business to meet the expected increased needs of its clients as Mongolia’s economy continues a period of strong economic growth.

In October of 2012, TDB announced the official launch of Bloomberg TV Mongolia in partnership with Bloomberg International. The launch of Bloomberg TV Mongolia signifies the introduction of the first international broadcast news organization in Mongolia, one of the fastest-growing stock markets and investing environments in Asia today.

On June 11th 2013, TDB Capital and MG Leasing, a subsidiary company of Japanese Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation established a Corporate Alliance Agreement to launch a new company under TDB Leasing.

At the end of June 2013, TDB’s total assets reached MNT 3825.2 billion and capital funds reached MNT327.5 billion, representing 26.5% and 28.7% market shares respectively. The Bank has had a strong earnings track record with MNT 15.0 billion in 2009, MNT 20.7 billion in 2010, MNT 48.5 billion in 2011, MNT 64.8 billion in 2012 and MNT 30.7 billion at the end of June 2013.

Corporate banking division
TDB is the largest corporate lender in Mongolia with 28.5% corporate lending market share, in the end of June 2013. It serves approximately 400 major Mongolian corporations in almost all major business sectors. TDB provides various corporate banking services including corporate lending, trade financing, syndicated lending and deposit taking. At the end of June 2013, TDB’s corporate loan reached MNT 1173.7 billion and SME loan amount MNT 99.3 billion.
International Banking Department
The Bank has direct correspondent relationships with more than 150 foreign banks and financial institutions and manages its international transactions through 41 nostro accounts. By the end of June 2013, the TDB has closely collaborated with 34 major Banks and Financial institutions on trade finance loans. TDB has on-lending programs from the Asian Development bank, KFW and JICA to provide long-term financing to SME and private sector clients, with credit lines amounting to USD 11.0 million, EUR 4.3 million and USD 62 million respectively, and tenors up to 10 years. The Bank had successfully arranged USD 171.2 million and MNT 58 billion syndicated loan facilities with reputable international financial institutions from the year of 2005 to 2012.

Retail banking division
TDB believes in investing in state-of-the-art technology to provide a complete range of value-added personal banking products and services to customers. The Bank introduced for the first time in Mongolia an internet banking service with a 2-step authentication system that is connected to the SWIFT network. The bank is determined to maintain its lead position in card-related products by improving existing features of cards and introducing new products. A Loyalty card program for its rapidly developing cardholder client base has been launched to deliver a value-added financial service. TDB is the only bank that allows its clients to accept transactions from all the cards of the world’s leading financial institutions, such as Visa, Master card, JCB and UnionPay. The Bank was the first to introduce automated teller machines (ATM) to the Mongolian market.

Treasury division
TDB was the first Mongolian bank to begin treasury activities on the international foreign exchange and money markets and has the longest experience in treasury banking in Mongolia. The Bank also plays a role in supplying market information and expert analysis on the economic situation, monetary policy and currency demand and supply. The Bank has been active in the commercial gold trading business since it received the first commercial gold trading license from the Bank of Mongolia in January 2000 and is one of the leading participants in the market. The Bank was also the first commercial bank in Mongolia to buy and sell gold for export.  The Bank also maintains close relationships with mining companies providing them credit transactions, gold trading and international settlement services. Within the Mongolian banking sector, TDB holds the largest portfolio of foreign assets, making it the lead player in the foreign exchange market. TDB is leading player in the domestic money market, accounting for approximately 34.90% of total market share. It also dominates Mongolia’s with a 50.0 % gold market share respectively.

Moody’s rating on TDB
Moody’s assigned a foreign currency issuer rating of B1/P for TDB, in line with Moody’s country ceiling rating on Mongolia. TDB’s local currency issuer rating of B1/NP, affirm in March 2013, is two-notches higher than the Mongolian sovereign rating.

 

Senior Unsecured EMTN (foreign currency)

B1/P

LT/ST Bank Deposits (foreign currency)

B2/NP

LT/ST Bank Deposits (domestic currency)

B1/NP

LT/ST Issuer Rating

B1/NP

Subordinated Obligation MNT

B2

Outlook

Stable

 

Achievements

  • 2013 – “Best Bank in Frontier Market” by “Finance Asia magazine”
  • 2013 – “Best Trade Finance Bank in Mongolia” by “GTR magazine”
  • 2013 – “Best Commercial Bank Mongolia” by “Global Banking & Finance review”
  • 2013 – “Best Bank of Mongolia” award from “Euromoney” magazine
  • 2012 – “Excellent Quality of Straight Through Processing Award” by Commerzbank AG
  • 2012 – “Best Corporate Bank Mongolia 2012” by “Global Banking & Finance Review”
  • 2012 – “Best Bank of Mongolia 2012” award from “FinanceAsia” magazine
  • 2012 – “Best trade finance bank in Mongolia” GTR Asia Leaders in Trade Awards 2012
  • 2011 – “The Best Investment Envoy” award from FIFTA of Mongolia
  • 2011 – “The Best trade finance bank in Mongolia” from GTR magazine

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  • 47% of UK’s top performing SMEs provide regular, formalised training for all staff
  • Despite this, 15% of small businesses report to never training staff
  • New findings come as part of an independent, holistic study into small business success, commissioned by Allica Bank to support British businesses

A new study, commissioned by business bank, Allica Bank, shows that the practice of regular training correlates strongly with high performance in SMEs and will be vital to businesses’ prospects of a swift recovery post-COVID. The study analysed data from over 1,000 companies and ranked their success on a scale that evaluated factors including productivity, growth, consistency and outlook.

Post-pandemic, many businesses will be focussing on day-to-day survival; it might be easy to forget long-term planning, of which staff training is a key component. Allica Bank’s findings indicate that small businesses should incorporate training programmes into their recovery strategy to ensure long-term viability. Training will improve morale, retention and boost the company’s credibility.

The study showed that routine staff training is a common characteristic among the most successful SMEs. 47% of the 100 highest scorers on the SME Performance Index provided training for employees at least on a quarterly basis. However, nearly half of all small businesses (46%) only provide training once a year or less, inadvertently hindering their growth and success prospects.

Frequency of training also differed across sectors. 34% of legal businesses provide training for staff once a month compared to just 6% in the hospitality and leisure sector. Whilst there will always be sector-specific disparities, firms in all industries can benefit from boosting and improving their training programmes.

Chris Weller, Chief Commercial Officer, Allica Bank, said:

With so many concerns and barriers for small businesses to navigate in the immediate term, it can be difficult for managers to focus on the training and development of their teams. However, if COVID has taught us anything, it is that adaptability and resilience are invaluable.

“The provision of regular training not only builds these characteristics into teams but serves to maintain a sense of value and togetherness that will boost morale, aide retention and improve performance – all of which contribute to the ongoing success of a business.”

“There is no one-size-fits-all approach to training, but it’s vital for business longevity that staff are supported with a formalised programme of some description. Customers will respond well to a company whose employees demonstrate enthusiasm and competence. Employees also need to feel that their skills are constantly being improved and expanding. These skills will contribute to the success of a company and this will feed through to the bottom line.”

Allica Bank’s SME Guide to Success identified six ‘rules to success’ that were more likely to be displayed by top-performing SMEs compared to their counterparts. The full report contains a wealth of additional data and insight into each of these topics.

As part of its mission to empower small businesses, Allica Bank is making the findings freely available and running a series of free online workshops with relevant partner organisations for businesses to attend.

Aliya Vigor-Robertson, CEO, JourneyHR, the expert partner for Allica Bank’s training workshop, adds:

Staff need direction and the knowledge that they are advancing in their career to stay motivated and engaged at work. An unmotivated, disengaged team is no recipe for long-term success and will ultimately hamper a business. Team members that lack tangible support from above are less likely to identify with their role and its duties, which is a completely natural reaction.

“Regular staff training is a key component of tangible support and will make the team feel secure in their career development. A happy team with purpose and direction will contribute to a thriving business”

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What is globalization? Globalization, or inter-connectedness, is the ever-growing process of integration and interaction among countries, individuals, businesses, and even governments all over the world. Globalization has rapidly accelerated in recent years because of advances in communication and transportation technology. This allows us to be able to get from one country to another quickly and easily. This also allows us to communicate freely use the Internet to connect with our friends and families around the world.

So what is globalization and why is it important? Globalization will benefit many people around the world who are looking to travel more freely, save money on their monthly expenditure, be able to meet new friends and relatives from different parts of the world, learn more about a new culture, and take part in trade and commerce.

Globalization will benefit all of us because there will be more opportunities for everyone to participate in global markets. People in different countries have access to resources, information, and products they wouldn’t have otherwise been able to afford. There are also many opportunities for people to work at home.

Globalization is not just an economic boon, but it can also benefit all of us in other ways. As globalization continues, the boundaries between individuals, states, and countries will become less porous. There will be fewer political conflicts in the world, less violence, and a greater sense of cooperation, tolerance, and peace. These are all positive impacts of globalization.

However, globalization has also created some negative effects as well. It has caused people from one country to move to another to take advantage of globalization. This is also leading to some negative consequences such as a reduction of jobs in some countries. The effects of globalization also include increased competition and unemployment in many countries. Due to this decrease in jobs, wages are dropping.

The only way we can stop globalization is to make sure that we know what it is and what its benefits are. We must understand globalization and its impact on our lives and make sure we are ready to accept the changes that it may bring. if it is inevitable in the future.

The key is to be educated about globalization. There are plenty of books, websites, and television shows that explain how globalization is impacting us and the rest of the world. Globalization is not always bad, but we must be careful not to lose sight of its positives.

In the end, globalization is here to stay, so we must learn to live with it and embrace its benefits. We cannot fight it and try to fight it off, but we must learn to deal with it. And we can do that by educating ourselves. Globalization is here to stay for the long term but we must learn to adapt to it and learn how to live with it.

Globalization can be beneficial for all of us, but it has also caused many problems in the past. There were many cases of unfair trade practices and there was the rise of unfair labor practices. Some people argue that globalization has also reduced the pay of most Americans. So while globalization is definitely not all bad, we should understand that the benefits of globalization are not unlimited. and that we must be willing to give it some limitations and accept some sacrifices.

The biggest benefit of globalization is the ability for all of us to communicate with each other easily. The ability to connect with other people across borders makes it possible to share ideas, information, and knowledge. Since we can communicate with each other, the chances of getting a good price for our goods or services goes up dramatically. and it also allows us to save money by buying in bulk. This also translates to more savings on our end.

As mentioned earlier, globalization has brought about a change in the way people work and live because people are no longer tied down by jobs. They now have the freedom to travel and do what they enjoy.

As globalization continues, there will always be some people who are unhappy with globalization and are afraid to open their eyes to new opportunities that are available to them. But that is okay; this is part of the process of globalization.

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Microsoft Teams is an application and web-based collaboration tool that combines chat, videos, online collaboration, document storage, and collaboration with other applications. The service integrates well with the Microsoft Office 365 business solution and features numerous extensions that can integrate well with other non-Microsoft products, like SharePoint. There are many different versions of Microsoft Teams but here are some of the basic functions that all versions offer.

Teams also offers a variety of options for people to create and customize their own groups. This feature provides a way for people to organize their teams within Microsoft Teams. For example, there may be teams for business projects and then another group for personal tasks or social tasks. There are also different types of teams which include teams for social, personal and business.

Microsoft Teams allows users to make lists of files and documents and view them from different perspectives such as in the document viewer or from another Microsoft Teams project. This feature is called “project pane”, and it shows a summary of each of the files in the project. There are also sections for all files in the project that you can see in the “Files” pane.

Microsoft Teams gives users the ability to share information and collaborate on these shared items. A user can create a document that has other people add comments or attach files and then save the document to a list so that other people can view the document in a Microsoft Teams document viewer.

Another feature of Teams is the ability for you to invite other team members to work with you. A user can join a team and then invite other team members to collaborate with the team members who join the team. You can also invite team members to join a new team. When a team member joins a new team, they will be automatically added to your existing teams and the teams will merge together.

Microsoft Teams provides a number of different ways for you to collaborate with others and see the files and documents of others. These include groups and threads in the main document viewer. You can search your files using the search box in the document viewer and you can share your documents with others by email.

Microsoft Teams provides users with a variety of different tools to help you organize and manage your teams. You can assign members to specific teams, assign permissions to members, create custom groups, organize tasks and events, and organize files and documents into groups.

Microsoft Teams can help you build a team and create a collaboration culture that you want to create at your organization. You can use this tool to build effective teams and increase productivity and improve your relationships within the organization. Microsoft Teams offers a variety of options to help you get started and become more productive quickly and easily.

Teams are created easily. If you have several departments within your organization and need to create a team for each department you can do this easily. Teams are made easy and you can get your teams up and running quickly.

One of the best features of Microsoft Teams is the ability to invite people from around the world and let them work with the same documents and projects. You can have the documents and projects organized and shared in the same way throughout the entire organization, regardless of what country they were created in. You can create a similar project in the same language that they were created in and share it with other employees in the organization.

One of the most amazing features of Microsoft Teams is the ability to have multiple team members edit and view the documents and files in the same way. With Microsoft Teams you can have a document and have people edit the same document at the same time without any problems. The changes that you make can also be seen by other team members and can be modified by them without ever needing to send the document again.

Microsoft Teams is the perfect tool for building a powerful and effective collaboration culture. You can share documents and files in the same way that the rest of the organization can view the information.

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