Category: Macroeconomics

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.

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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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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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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​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 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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Natixis’ Nordine Naam forecasts the dollar will continue to firm

In his weekly column for FX-MM, Natixis’ Senior Forex Analyst, Nordine Naam, reflects on key currency movements during the second quarter of 2017. In response to an improvement in US macroeconomic indicators, the US dollar is expected to firm further with stable growth and inflation remaining low at 2.21%. Meanwhile, the sterling recovered against the …

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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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