Category: Economic Research

Pakistan’s corridor to growth: Commerzbank’s Alexander Mondorf writes for BRINK Asia

Thanks in no small part to Chinese investment, things may be looking up for Pakistan’s economy. The feature from Alexander Mondorf, Regional Head Indian Subcontinent & ASEAN and Country Relationship Manager, Financial Institutions at Commerzbank, outlines the importance of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Global debt at an all-time high – but banks don’t need to fret over corporate loans, writes Nina Brumma in Global Banking & Finance Review

Following Global Credit Data’s recent Loss Given Default (LGD) report, Nina Brumma, Head of Research and Analytics at Global Credit Data, explores what happens when a corporate defaults and how banks can manage the risk in Global Banking & Finance Review. Despite a slow but steady remission from the global economic crisis at the end …

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Why UK companies should look to Israel for trade: Bank Leumi (UK)’s Michael Duval writes for The Global Treasurer

Compliance costs in emerging markets are rising, as are fears of protectionism in developed markets. But Michael Duval, Chief Business Officer at Bank Leumi (UK), notes that Israel provides importers and exporters with sustained opportunities in an article for The Global Treasurer.

Credit risk, stranded assets and the environment: S&P Global Ratings’ Mike Wilkins contributes a chapter to a major new Routledge study

With ongoing advances in sustainability, the risk of being unable to monetise ca​r​bon assets grows by the day. A new book from Routledge, Stranded Assets and the Environment: Risk, Resilience and Opportunity, explores the ramifications of asset stranding across various sectors of the global economy. Mike Wilkins, Head of Sustainable Finance at S&P Global Ratings, …

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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.