Category: Economic Research

East Africa needs to regionalise – Commerzbank’s Christian Toben writes for African Review

Ethiopia and Kenya are doing much to bring the region closer together, according to Commerzbank’s Regional Head of Africa. Read more on page 16 of the new issue.

Not just a “start-up nation” – Bank Leumi (UK)’s Michael Duval outlines Israel’s commercial potential in Global Trade Review

Michael Duval, the Bank’s Chief Business Officer, explains in a targeted article why companies are choosing Israel for their importing and exporting activity.

It’s here: Commerzbank’s latest issue of FI.News

The spring issue of Commerzbank’s interactive financial institutions newsletter is out now. It brings together all the major cash and trade finance updates in a range of exclusive articles and interviews. See how evolving technology can further transform the trade finance industry, prepare for important updates at SWIFT, get ready for the impact of new …

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Not over yet: CAB CEO talks de-risking with Money Laundering Bulletin

In an era of de-risking, Albert Maasland, CEO of Crown Agents Bank, explains why investing in improved compliance and better on-boarding procedures can help banks in smaller jurisdictions become bankable. An     d while many are making significant progress in this respect, there is still much more to be done. You can read the full …

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Jesus Castillo, senior economist at Natixis, speaks to IFR on Greece’s economic recovery

Greece has done more than any other bailout recipient country – and by extension any country in the eurozone – to reform its economy. Yet, for all its hard work, it remains the laggard of the continent, the distance to the summit remaining dauntingly insurmountable. In an interview for IFR, Jesus Castillo, senior economist at …

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Can Ethiopia and Kenya help build a closer regional neighbourhood? Commerzbank’s Christian Toben writes for Banker Africa

The countries of East Africa – led by Kenya and Ethiopia – need to integrate. In an article for Banker Africa, Commerzbank’s regional head argues that they can do so by investing in transport, energy and customs infrastructure.

Trade makes the world go round – find out how Commerzbank helps in its new video

Commerzbank’s new video explains the significance of world trade and the important role the bank plays. Frank-Oliver Wolf, Head of CTS Sales Germany, outlines the bank’s global presence, and Enno-Burghard Weitzel, Head of CTS & FI Product Management Trade Services, shows how it is ushering in the new technologies that are revolutionising trade finance. Watch …

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Commerzbank’s Agnes Vargas explores Pacific trade in an article for FTSE Global Markets

As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) finds its feet, Agnes Vargas, Regional Head, Greater China & ASEAN at Commerzbank, looks to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as another means of facilitating trade in the Pacific.

Commerzbank’s Thomas Krieger keeps his faith in the Brazilian economy

In an article for the latest edition of International Banker, Commerzbank’s Regional Head of Latin America, Thomas Krieger, offers his outlook on the Brazilian economy. He argues that, despite the country’s recent legacy of challenges, long-term prospects remain – based as they are on its trading potential.

​Crown Agents Bank’s Albert Maasland cited in Global Risk Regulator on impact of Caribbean derisking

The Banker‘s Global Risk Regulator magazine has cited Albert Maasland, CEO of Crown Agents Bank, on the impact on the Caribbean of banks’ derisking. With the region having been “hurt disproportionately” by the withdrawal of correspondent banking services, Maasland notes that “Losing access to dollar payment capabilities for the commercial banking sector can be very, very difficult”.