Category: SMEs

BNY Mellon discusses the evolution of trade in GTNews

Speaking to GTNews to mark the publication’s 20th anniversary, BNY Mellon’s Dominic Broom, Global Head of Trade Business Development, and Bana Akkad Azhari, Head of Relationship Management for the Middle East and Africa and the Commonwealth of Independent States, trace the most noteworthy drivers of global trade over the past two decades – including China’s …

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ICC Trade Register Report confirms low risk for profile for trade and export finance

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission has released its 2017 Trade Register report—Global Risks in Trade Finance. The report reveals the low-risk nature of transactions that support global trade, and confirms that trade finance products continue to present banks with low levels of credit risk. The 2017 Report draws on information from 22 …

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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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Commerzbank’s Agnes Vargas explores Pacific trade in an article for FTSE Global Markets

As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) finds its feet, Agnes Vargas, Regional Head, Greater China & ASEAN at Commerzbank, looks to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as another means of facilitating trade in the Pacific.

Commerzbank is Global Finance Magazine’s “Best Treasury & Cash Management Provider in Germany for 2018”

Commerzbank has won the magazine’s award for the third year running. Klaus Josef Mueller, Head of Product Management Trade Finance & Cash Management, comments: “It’s a real honour to be included, yet again, among such a prestigious list of winners, and even more so in the home market. This award reflects our dedication to helping …

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Banking Commission’s Olivier Paul on trade finance priorities in World Commerce Review

In the Winter edition of World Commerce Review, Olivier Paul, Head of Policy at ICC Banking Commission, examines some of the key changes and challenges facing trade finance – including digitalisation, compliance and regulatory requirements, and the entry of new players into the industry, for example – and the various efforts underway to help foster …

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Crown Agents Bank’s Duarte Pedreira cited on emerging-market trade finance in Euromoney

The problem of unfinanced trade is nothing new in Africa. In an article for Euromoney, Duarte Pedreira, Head of Trade Finance at Crown Agents Bank, warns that the “real issue” underlying the African trade finance gap is that “Banks are moving more and more towards financing the same counterparties, which is creating concentration risk. Whilst …

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Commerzbank’s Ruediger Geis remains optimistic for world trade in Euromoney

Euromoney‘s latest edition has cited Ruediger Geis, Head Product Management Trade at Commerzbank, in an article accompanying the magazine’s 2018 Trade Finance Survey. The feature focuses on addressing the “gaps” in global trade finance – the considerable amount of trade that remains unfinanced around the world. “We should all be looking for ways to fill these gaps …

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The top trends in finance today: Commerzbank’s Enno-Burghard Weitzel interviewed by The Banker

In a video interview filmed at the recent Sibos conference, The Banker‘s Joy Macknight asked Enno-Burghard Weitzel, head product management trade services at Commerzbank, for his take on the top trends in finance today, including progress on blockchain, the value of the bank payment obligation (BPO) and the rise of sustainable trade.

ICC Banking Commission’s Olivier Paul on technology and trade finance in The Banker

Ahead of their latest edition, The Banker recently interviewed Olivier Paul, ICC Banking Commission’s Head of Policy. The cover article, “Is technology enough to plug the SME financing gap?” explores how developing standards around digital transactions and reforming regulation will be crucial in encouraging technology to support SME trade financing. In particular, technology has a …

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