Category Archive: News

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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S&P Global Ratings’ ‘AA’ rating on £268m UK hospital refinancing is covered by specialist press

S&P Global Ratings has assigned its ‘AA’ long-term issue rating to the £268m guaranteed senior secured debt refinancing of the oncology wing at St. James’s University Hospital, Leeds, UK. In addition, S&P issued a ‘BBB’ for the underlying project. The debt, which is structured into three tranches to appeal to investors of varying risk appetite, …

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ICC Chairman, Sunil Mittal, talks free trade and protectionism on Ian King Live

Yesterday evening, Sunil Mittal, Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), appeared on Sky News’ Ian King Live, discussing his concerns about the growing movement away from free trade. The interview came ahead of the ICC’s World Trade Agenda Day in London today. To watch the full interview, please click here.



Dominic Broom of ICC Banking Commission and BNY Mellon discusses Asian trade in Global Banking and Finance

In a recent article in Global Banking and Finance Review, Dominic Broom, member of ICC Banking Commission’s Executive Committee, and Global Head of Trade Business Development at BNY Mellon, discusses the changes to trade occurring across Asia. The article provides a preview of one of the discussions that will take place at the ICC Banking …

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S&P Global Ratings’ upgraded rating for Newcastle-Upon-Tyne hospital debt is covered in the specialist press

S&P Global Ratings has raised its rating from ‘BB-’ to ‘BB+’ on the senior-secured debt issued by Healthcare Support (Newcastle) Finance Plc. – the UK-based special purpose vehicle that is funding and designing two new facilities at the Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The debt, comprising a £115 million senior secured European Investment Bank loan …

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News of iGTB contract win to implement Raiffeisen’s digital trade finance platform covered by specialist press

iGTB has agreed a contract to implement a comprehensive digital trade finance platform for leading Austrian bank, Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) and five of its regional banks. The new platform will enable RBI to standardise its operations across numerous legal entities and client segments and digitalise its provision of guarantees, letters of credit, collections and …

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Commerzbank recognised for leading cash and trade services in Global Finance’s awards

Commerzbank has been recognised as the “Best trade finance provider in Germany” and – for the second year running – “Best global bank for export finance” in Global Finance magazine’s list of the “World’s Best Trade Finance Providers 2017”. The bank has also taken the titles of “Best Overall Bank for Cash Management in Central …

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Appointment of Crown Agents Bank’s new CEO makes its mark on the specialist trade and financial press

Albert Maasland is taking up the reins at Crown Agents Bank and Crown Agents Investment Management. Having been non-executive director of the group, Maasland also brings experience from JP Morgan, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered and Saxo Bank. FX-MM magazine and Trade & Export Finance covered news of the appointment.



Crown Agents Bank’s trade finance appointments covered in the specialist press

Crown Agents Bank has added two new Vice Presidents to its trade finance department. Kenton Hartwell brings 25 years of trade finance experience to Crown Agents Bank, and will focus on originating trade finance from exporters/beneficiaries and from the secondary market. He most recently held senior positions in the structured trade & commodity finance department …

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CFE’s prison entrepreneurship report featured in The Guardian

A prison entrepreneurship report by the Centre for Entrepreneurs’ (CFE) has featured in an article in The Guardian. The article, which discusses how an enterprise course could help rehabilitation, cites figures directly from the report on prisoners’ suitability for entrepreneurship, as well as the potential reduced reoffending rates in the UK following entrepreneurship programmes in …

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