Category Archive: Trade Finance

BNY Mellon’s Dominic Broom discusses how to fight protectionism and close the trade finance gap in CFO Innovation

In spite of recent challenges to growth, Asian trade has remained resilient (with ASEAN exports, for example, growing 12% from 2013 to 2016 to reach US$875 billion). Yet, where world trade once grew at twice the rate of GDP, the WTO’s forecast for world trade growth in 2016 was a rate of just 1.7% – …

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UniCredit’s David Vials on how digital trade finance tools can help UK corporates capitalise on CEE potential in FX-MM

Central and Eastern Europe – a region containing many high-growth markets – is increasingly attractive as a trade destination for UK corporates. However, heightened counterparty risk and local market complexities can stymie progress. Writing in FX-MM, David Vials, Head of Corporate Coverage for UK & Ireland at UniCredit, explains that the way to negotiate these …

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In The Asset, BNY Mellon’s Dominic Broom considers the importance of collaboration and innovation in securing the future of trade in Asia

Trade in Asia is facing a changing global landscape and considerable challenges, with structural economic change taking place in the region itself, coupled with growing protectionism in the west. Despite this, Asia has experienced above average global trade growth in recent years and continues to do so, with the trade outlook for the region particularly …

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Vietnam and Myanmar should diversify beyond Chinese trade, suggests Commerzbank’s Agnes Vargas in Trade and Forfaiting Review

In a relatively short space of time, Vietnam has emerged from a history of conflict, partition and poverty to become an industrialised, exporting powerhouse. The economy grew by 6.2% last year, and is likely to expand by a further 6.7% in 2017. Following closely in Vietnam’s footsteps is Myanmar. One year on from the election …

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News of Intellect signing 10-year deal with “Big Four” Australian bank, covered by specialist press

Intellect Design Arena Limited, a digital technology product provider across Banking, Financial Services and Insurance, has signed a 10 year deal with one of Australia’s “Big Four”, to implement its integrated trade finance, treasury and retail remittance solution for the Bank’s corporate and retail customers in one of its offshore regions. The solution encompasses a …

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Deutsche Bank discusses the challenges and opportunities facing the Supply Chain Finance community in Flow

For Deutsche Bank, Supply Chain Finance (SCF) has become the fastest growing business lines within the trade finance product family – with payables finance (also commonly referred to as reverse factoring and approved payables finance) displaying revenue growth rates of 20-30% in recent years. However, the market is yet to capitalise on its full potential. …

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UniCredit’s David Vials in TMI: digital tools can help UK Corporates seize CEE potential

UK corporates are increasingly looking beyond Western Europe for growth. Central and Eastern Europe, with over 100 million consumers and a combined GDP of over GBP 1tr, is a region of remarkable potential and increasingly part of the discussion. Nevertheless, increased risk from local counterparties, and cultural and regulatory complexities can hinder successful trade. Writing …

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ICC Banking Commission’s Olivier Paul discusses updates in supply chain finance terminology in the latest B2B guide from The Paypers

In the latest B2B guide from The Paypers, Olivier Paul, Head of Policy, ICC Banking Commission, outlines the value of supply chain finance (SCF) in the trade finance industry. With an increasing number of players in this area, standardising SCF definitions and techniques is important in providing clarity to the industry. Fortunately, industry efforts focusing …

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UniCredit’s Christian Nägele discusses the key to unlocking African trade in Global Banking & Finance Review

Africa continues to show promise and is growing in importance as a market for corporates in Europe. But while positive demographics and strong growth rates are generating strong opportunities, corporates and their banking partners still face considerable challenges in Africa due to the continent’s cultural diversity and its regulatory and political inconsistencies. Christian Nägele, Head of …

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Crown Agents Bank’s Theresa Henshaw surveys the African currency landscape in an article for GTNews

African currencies have undergone tremendous volatility over the past year, with significant depreciations – as well as some surprise recoveries – making headlines. In an article for GTNews, Crown Agents Bank’s deputy treasurer, Theresa Henshaw, explains that the background to such instability has been equally fickle raw material prices. These have dampened growth and put …

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