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BPL Global’s New York venture covered by the UK and US specialist press

Leading specialist credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) broker, BPL Global, has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with EIA Global to form a joint venture insurance broking company in New York. The joint venture will focus on global financial institutions which will benefit from its globally-integrated CPRI broking services. As client demand for such …

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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 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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S&P Global Ratings appoints Mar Beltran as senior director for infrastructure practice

S&P Global Ratings has appointed Mar Beltran as Senior Director, Infrastructure Sector Lead, Infrastructure Ratings. Beltran, who will be based in Madrid, joins from Australia-based Global Infrastructure Hub where, on behalf of the G20, she led policy work to identify priority reforms in infrastructure markets. As a senior director, Beltran advised governments of both developed …

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UniCredit’s preparations for multinational roll-out of instant payments covered by specialist press

UniCredit and EBA Clearing have announced that UniCredit has started testing with RT1, EBA Clearing’s pan-European, real-time payments platform. This test phase is a key milestone for UniCredit in its preparations to roll out euro instant payment products to its customer base across Europe. UniCredit is one of the first banks preparing to make real-time …

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U.S.’ withdrawal from Paris Agreement is not the death knell for clean energy initiatives, says S&P Global Ratings at CEPEC event

At a recent CEPEC event, S&P Global Ratings, Sund Energy and Chatham House agreed that multilateral climate and environmental initiatives, as well as U.S. state-level clean energy drives, will likely continue regardless of the U.S.’ Paris Agreement withdrawal. S&P Global Ratings’ Michael Wilkins, Head of Environmental & Climate Risk Research, stated: “The withdrawal from Paris, …

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Austria’s first BPO: Commerzbank’s landmark transaction covered by the specialist press

Commerzbank has reached a milestone in the digitalisation of the trade finance industry, having processed the first Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) deal in Austria. A BPO allows the automatic release of funds between banks based on the matching of electronic data. Companies are increasingly recognising the benefits of the trade instrument, which include faster communication …

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Mexico City Airport Trust’s score of E1/77 under S&P Global Ratings’ Green Evaluation covered by the specialist press

The tranches of senior secured bonds Mexico City Airport Trust intends to issue through to 2020 received S&P Global Ratings’ Green Evaluation score of E1/77. E1 is the highest score on the scale (E4 is the lowest). S&P Global Ratings expects the debt to gradually increase, reaching up to US$6 billion over the next two to …

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Three Gorges Finance receives E1 score from S&P Global Ratings for €650 million European wind project bonds, covered by the specialist press

Three Gorges Finance II received a score of E1/83 on S&P Global Ratings’ new Green Evaluation scale for its €650 million green bond issuance due in June 2024. This is the first ever Chinese green bond to be ranked under the Green Evaluation framework. The bonds will be used to finance European wind power projects …

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