Category: Economic Research

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”.

Commerzbank launches the second 2017 issue of FI.News

The latest edition of Commerzbank’s newsletter for its financial institutions clients, released in time for Sibos, looks ahead to the future of finance and trade. Explore the Commerzbank 4.0 programme as it builds a future-proof bank. Discover the fruits of collaboration with fintechs. See how Commerzbank is bringing custody and collateral services into the modern …

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ICC Banking Commission’s 2017 “Rethinking Trade & Finance” report covered by specialist press

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission has published the 2017 edition of its annual “Rethinking Trade and Finance” report, based on responses from banks across 98 countries. This year’s report singles out the imbalance of demand and supply in the global market, citing the approximate US$ 1.6 trillion of unmet demand. In addition, …

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S&P Global Ratings’ Luisina Berberian is interviewed by Energetica India on why offshore wind projects are taking off globally

S&P Global Ratings’ Luisina Berberian is interviewed by Energetica India on why offshore wind projects are taking off globally Offshore wind projects are taking off as technology improves and costs fall. For example, in the UK, where offshore wind power generation is highly advanced, the cost of energy from offshore wind has fallen by 32% …

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S&P Global Ratings publishes its Q2 2017 Infrastructure Outlook newsletter

S&P Global Ratings has published its latest edition of IFR Outlook – reviewing the developments from the global infrastructure sectors in the second quarter. The edition’s lead feature analyses the consequences of President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement on climate change. S&P’s Director, U.S. Energy Infrastructure, Michael Ferguson, argues that …

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America’s trillion-dollar challenge: S&P Global Ratings’ Trevor D’Olier-Lees writes for Infrastructure Intelligence

Infrastructure in the US needs trillions of dollars of investment for repairs and renewal. Pressure will only mount as disruptive technology increases in scope and the need to be environmentally sustainable rises up the agenda. In a feature for Infrastructure Intelligence, Trevor D’Olier-Lees, senior director at S&P Global Ratings, outlines the state of a selection of American …

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