Category Archive: Emerging Markets

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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The revolution will be digitalised: Commerzbank’s Edith Weymayr gives a video interview to World Finance magazine

Edith Weymayr, Divisional Board Member, Mittelstandsbank South at Commerzbank, was in the studio at the London Stock Exchange to film an interview with World Finance magazine. In “Spearheading the digital revolution in banking” Weymayr outlined the bank’s strategy for embracing the digital era of finance and better supporting SMEs.



ICC Banking Commission’s Dave Meynell on the digitalisation of trade finance in International Banker

What next for the digitalisation of trade finance? Dave Meynell, Senior Technical Adviser at ICC Banking Commission sheds light on the transformations underway in the latest edition of International Banker. In the article, Dave examines the benefits of digitalising the trade finance industry for corporates and organisations – but also at the macroeconomic level. He …

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ICC Banking Commission’s Olivier Paul provides a view from ICC in GTR

In a recent article for GTR, Olivier Paul, ICC Banking Commission’s Head of Policy, discusses how the Banking Commission’s role will be critical as the trade finance industry adapts to unprecedented change. Olivier examines the current challenges facing trade finance – including the regulatory landscape, the technological evolution of the industry and the inclusion of new …

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In Alt Energy Mag, S&P Global Ratings’ Abhishek Dangra summarises the recent Credit FAQ on renewables in India

India’s power industry is being distributed. Between US$90 billion and US$150 billion are being invested into the country’s renewables sector in a bid to triple the country’s renewable energy capacity by 2022. Following the publication of S&P Global Rating’s Credit FAQ “Renewables in India- Is there “Red” in this Green Story?”, Abhishek Dangra, Director of …

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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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ICC Banking Commission “Rethinking trade and finance” report featured in Nordea Insights

In its most recent newsletter, Nordea Insights – the Nordic banking organisation – has published an interview covering the latest ICC Banking Commission “Rethinking Trade and Finance” report. The interview, which features responses from a number of Banking Commission Executive Committee members, delves into various aspects of the report – including digitalisation and standardisation, sustainability …

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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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