The biannual financial institutions newsletter brings together Commerzbank’s experts to offer their views on the topics trending in trade finance.
This issue deals with the ups and downs of international trade. Bernd Laber, Commerzbank’s Divisional Board Member for Trade Finance & Cash Management, asks how a bank committed to facilitating global commerce might address current geopolitical and macroeconomic challenges. Ruediger Geis, Head Product Management Trade, discusses the threat of protectionism and the need for financial inclusion.
The latest edition also keeps a close eye on the future. Angela Koll, Specialist Trade & Supply Chain Finance, looks ahead to the digitalisation of the trade industry – noting that, while there remains considerable potential to transform the sector, significant technological, legal and regulatory barriers must still be overcome. Ronny Wolf, Commerzbank’s Cybercrime Specialist, explains how banks might continue to make the cyberspace secure both for themselves and their corporate clients.
As usual, FI.News also offers an overview of key economic and trading developments across the world. Hans Krohn, Regional Head Russia, CIS & Mongolia, outlines the trials facing Russia’s economy. Agnes Vargas, Regional Head Greater China and ASEAN, delves into developments in East Asia.
Meanwhile, Commerzbank’s history of strong partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) – vital to facilitating the commerce on which emerging economies rely – is under the spotlight, as is an article published by the United Nations on the bank’s pioneering work in the field of sustainable trade.
Moorgate has produced FI.News since 2013.