Category: Emerging Markets

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.

CAB’s CEO talks to TXF about the future of derisking

In a recent interview with TXF, Albert Maasland, CEO at Crown Agents Bank, explores the banking market’s current approach to derisking correspondent relationships. He recognises that although the high cost of compliance continues, derisking in emerging markets has slowed, having had the desired effect of cleaning up inappropriate payments flows in recent years. He points …

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Crown Agents Bank’s insights on African FX trends published by the Business Council for Africa (BCA)

David Bee, Head of Global Markets at Crown Agents Bank, explores the recent trends in the African foreign-exchange landscape and explains how currency volatility might be managed. The article can be viewed on the BCA website here.

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.

CAB explains why it is “sticking to its knitting” in latest TXF Q&A

Albert Maasland, CEO of Crown Agents Bank, explains what it takes to be a challenger bank that is 200 years old, and how the Bank will continue to do what it does best as it keeps digitally evolving. To read the full Q&A, click here (please note the paywall).

Crown Agents Bank Partners with 360T

In its latest move towards digitalisation, Crown Agents Bank, the global wholesale bank for emerging markets, has partnered with online trading platform 360T. “We can now offer a faster and more efficient service for all our customers who use 360T,” says David Bee, Head of Global Markets. “And for potential customers looking for illiquid, hard-to-access …

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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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BPL Global’s inaugural Market Insight report covered by the specialist press

Market capacity for credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) has grown by 30% since 2015 according to the first ever Market Insight report released by BPL Global, marking its 35th year as the leading CPRI broker. Based on market statistics and BPL Global’s own portfolio, the report provides an analysis of the CPRI market’s capabilities, …

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CAB CEO talks cross-border payments tech

Albert Maasland, CEO of Crown Agents Bank, talks to GTNews about the future of SWIFT gpi and Ripple, noting that both are “obviously two key players” in the cross-border payments space. To read the full article, please click here.