The Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Bank of China (BOC).
The agreement creates a framework for both institutions to work together to enhance interaction and collaboration between the derivatives and financial markets of the UAE and China.
The MoU paves the way for greater exchange of market information and industry best practices between the two institutions. The leadership role that both institutions play in their respective regional markets places them in an ideal position to drive greater collaboration between the financial sectors of both countries.
Bank of China, which has been conducting successful business for over 100 years, is the most international bank in China. It offers an extensive range of financial services to customers across the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and 39 other countries. The Bank’s core business is commercial banking, including corporate banking, personal banking and financial markets services. It is the only Chinese bank to be included in the group of Global Systemically Important Banks for 4 consecutive years. It also stands out as the only bank in China to be part of the Global 500 for 26 continuous years.
Gaurang Desai, Interim CEO of DGCX, commenting on the MoU, said: “This is another partnership that supports our efforts to create closer ties between the UAE and Chinese derivatives and financial markets. Collaboration between markets is key for sustained business growth. The signing of this MoU with the Bank of China has been guided by our larger vision of contributing to the development of our national and regional markets.”
Mr. Wu Shiqiang, General Manager of Financial Institution Department of BOC, said: “We are pleased to sign this agreement with DGCX. “Pursuing excellence” is one of the Bank’s guiding principles and we believe this MoU will support us in our effort to promote quality and excellence through market collaboration. Through this MoU, we will be able to gain better insights into opportunities for partnerships with the UAE financial sector.”
The MoU is one among a growing number of industry partnership agreements signed between the UAE and China in the last few years. The agreements provide a platform for expanding cooperation and promoting investments in each other’s countries.