Category Archive: Emerging Markets

Broadening export horizons: Commerzbank’s Agnes Vargas explores Myanmar and Vietnam in The Asset

Vietnam’s economic development has been driven by its export-led industries, and Myanmar looks set to follow in its footsteps. In a feature for leading Asian finance magazine The Asset, Agnes Vargas, Regional Head of Greater China and ASEAN, explains that continued economic progress in both countries will depend on diversifying trade beyond their traditional partner China …

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ICC United Kingdom’s Chris Southworth discussing UK trade negotiations on Sky News

This afternoon, ICC United Kingdom’s Secretary General, Chris Southworth, appeared on Sky News – commenting the importance of transitional arrangements during Brexit negotiations. The interview took place after the Confederation of British Industry strongly urged Government to keep Britain in the single market and customs union until a final Brexit deal with the European Union is …

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UniCredit’s Thomas Dusch and Harald Schwendtner on trade finance in emerging markets in ICC Germany Magazine

Despite sluggish global trade, an increasing number of European corporates looking to expand their operations internationally is driving demand for trade finance. The best opportunities for growth are in high-potential emerging markets in Asia and Africa, yet volatility and risk, along with dense regulatory and compliance procedures, pose significant challenges. In order to meet these …

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Vietnam and Myanmar should diversify beyond Chinese trade, suggests Commerzbank’s Agnes Vargas in Trade and Forfaiting Review

In a relatively short space of time, Vietnam has emerged from a history of conflict, partition and poverty to become an industrialised, exporting powerhouse. The economy grew by 6.2% last year, and is likely to expand by a further 6.7% in 2017. Following closely in Vietnam’s footsteps is Myanmar. One year on from the election …

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Crown Agents Investment Management’s appointment of Neil Michael covered in the specialist press

The senior position is responsible for macroeconomic and market analysis, as well as the design, management and communication of investment strategies. Michael brings over 20 years of experience in strategic and tactical asset allocation strategies, macroeconomic and market analysis, portfolio management and modelling, risk management, relationship management and investment communication. Read more on the appointment …

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UniCredit’s Christian Nägele discusses the key to unlocking African trade in Global Banking & Finance Review

Africa continues to show promise and is growing in importance as a market for corporates in Europe. But while positive demographics and strong growth rates are generating strong opportunities, corporates and their banking partners still face considerable challenges in Africa due to the continent’s cultural diversity and its regulatory and political inconsistencies. Christian Nägele, Head of …

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Crown Agents Bank’s Theresa Henshaw surveys the African currency landscape in an article for GTNews

African currencies have undergone tremendous volatility over the past year, with significant depreciations – as well as some surprise recoveries – making headlines. In an article for GTNews, Crown Agents Bank’s deputy treasurer, Theresa Henshaw, explains that the background to such instability has been equally fickle raw material prices. These have dampened growth and put …

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Commerzbank’s new Asian and Latin American appointments covered in the specialist press

Joerg Motel has become the new Country CEO ASEAN and Head Corporates International, Singapore. Jochen Mueller has succeeded Motel as Head of FI Asia and Latin America, based in Frankfurt. Joerg Motel most recently held the post of Head of FI Sales Asia – responsible for covering the Indian Subcontinent, Greater China, ASEAN and Korea. …

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ICC UK’s Chris Southworth on why UK businesses need to think global in Director of Finance

In the latest edition of Director of Finance, ICC United Kingdom’s Secretary General, Chris Southworth, explains why it is a crucial time for UK businesses to find their voice and think global. Indeed, there are a number of global opportunities which businesses can tap into, but in order to do so they need to ensure …

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Commerzbank releases the first 2017 issue of FI.News

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 …

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