BPL Global discusses the potential impact of China's new leader on trade

Xi Jinping has been confirmed as the man to lead China for the next decade. While it remains to be seen how increasing consumer demand (Chinese demographics and infrastructure expenditure have driven much of its GDP) will affect imports, the change of leadership will impact both trade and trade finance in the country. Speaking to …

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Standard and Poor's: The Measure of the Market

Yann Le Pallec, Managing Director, EMEA Ratings, Standard and Poors argues for the importance of credit ratings agencies, and explains both the benefits and the potential pitfalls that their work can bring for investors, in this month’s edition of World Finance. To read the full article please click here

How will Basel III impact GCC countries? BNY Mellon discusses in Cash and Trade

In a commentary piece for Cash and Trade, Mark Fenner, Head of Developing Markets EMEA at BNY Mellon Treasury Services, approaches the topic of Basel III to discuss its potential impact on banks and international trade. In particular, he writes of how the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries will meet the requirements of the regulation, …

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Think SEPA. Think Deutsche – Deutsche Bank publish guide to system migration

As it is now mandatory for corporates to migrate to SEPA (the single euro payments area) by 1 February 2014, Deutsche Bank has published an in-depth supplement for those who want to make the switch as seamless as possible. The publication, titled “The ultimate guide to SEPA migration”, was written by Michael Spiegel, Deutsche Bank’s …

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BNY Mellon talks transaction banking in FX-MM

FX-MM recently brought together banking heads from treasury, trading and technology for the magazine’s Transaction Banking Debate. Peter Hazou, BNY Mellon’s Head of Market Development for Treasury Services, was asked to participate. In the ensuing article, he gives his views on the current trends hitting these sectors – including how the euro zone sovereign debt …

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Natixis analyses economic policies and the future of the dollar on FTSE Global Markets

Over the past week, Natixis’ chief economist, Patrick Artus, posted three blogs on FTSE Global Markets. The first, “For how long will the United States be able to prevent the dollar from rising” questions what limit the Federal Reserve will set on liquidity creation. This is in light of the dollar possibly appreciating as the US …

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Collaboration is needed in trade finance, says BNY Mellon

By increasing bank-corporate communication – on a local and global level – banks can become more responsive and pre-emptive to corporate concerns, writes Mauro Bonacina, EMEA sales officer, BNY Mellon Treasury Services, in a blog for Trade and Forfaiting Review. Such an approach, he says, is needed in today’s post-crisis environment, where limitations on sourcing …

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BNY Mellon provides opinion for FX-MM country focus

In this month’s FX-MM country focus on the United Arab Emirates, BNY Mellon’s Mark Fenner, Head of EMEA Developing Markets, shares his views on the region’s future growth, and in particular, how it is faring as the effects of the global financial crisis continue to impact markets. To read the full article, please click here …

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PensionsFirst Capital: Why transparency is key to getting the right longevity swap deal

Life expectancy has increased considerably over the past 50 years in the western world, driving up pension scheme liability valuations as more members are expected to live further and further into their 90s and beyond. And because the financial health of so many of the UK’s large public companies is intrinsically linked to their DB …

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November Bracken column: Natixis looks at the UK’s Funding for Lending scheme

In light of the recent introduction of the Bank of England’s Funding for Lending scheme, Anthony Whittaker, Natixis’ head of UK and Australasian bank asset and liability management and origination, was featured in this month’s The Banker to provide his view on the incentive. In the op-ed column, he discusses its unintended side-effects, how it …

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