Deutsche Bank: Taming the open account tiger

Open account settlement is the most popular form of trade finance, but only now is it being brought in line with other instruments in the trade finance sector. An article by Daniel Schmand, Deutsche Bank’s Head of Trade Finance and Cash Management Corporates EMEA and newly appointed Vice-Chair of the ICC Banking Commission, explaining the …

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Citibank transforms Tata Teleservices Limited’s transactional systems

Emerging market telecommunications companies are at the heart of a revolution changing how people communicate. But to remain competitive in a dynamic market, companies need to fine-tune their treasury functions. A case study published in Telecom Asia describes how Citi Transaction Services helped India telco giant Tata Teleservices Limited undergo a major overhaul of its transactional systems. …

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S&P’s outreach – Credit Week

Standard and Poor’s Rating Services have been expanding their use of e-books to communicate with key audiences. E-books allow S&P to concentrate their extensive and diverse content output (news, industry commentaries, video interviews etc.) into a single, targeted media channel. While IFR Outlook, for example, is aimed at communicating information effectively to the infrastructure sector, CreditWeek takes a look at the …

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Citibank brings cash management efficiency to Dubai Aluminium

Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL) is one of the largest non-oil contributors to Dubai’s economy, yet running a somewhat primitive manual cash management system meant that its success was not always assured. Not only was this system inefficient, but it also exposed the company to error and fraud and led to a loss of value and dissatisfied …

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S&P’s outreach – Infrastructure Finance Outlook

In order to keep its clients and stakeholders in the sector up to date, Standard & Poor’s releases a monthly newsletter entitled Infrastructure Finance Outlook (IFR Outlook), containing the latest research from S&P Ratings Services, alongside up-to-date news of rating actions and market trends across the EMEA infrastructure sector. Distributed in both pdf and e-book form, this …

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Capital market involvement holds key for clean energy financing, outlines Standard & Poor’s at Rio+20 forum

The need for significant public and private investment in the renewable energy sector was a hot topic for Standard & Poor’s at the recent Rio+20 corporate sustainability forum, which took place 20 years after the landmark 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. At a panel discussion at the event, Regina Nunes, Head of South …

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BNY Mellon shares its expertise on Solvency II

Bank regulations – particularly the upcoming Basel III Accord – are currently a subject of great debate, but the insurance industry is facing its own regulatory challenge in the form of Solvency II. Writing in Trade and Forfaiting Review, BNY Mellon’s Paul Traynor, Head of Insurance Services EMEA, discusses how insurers can best prepare to …

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FT citation – demonstrating Natixis’ expert view

Bank analyst Alex Koagne, who sits within Natixis’ Equities Research group in Paris, provides the FT with an explanation for the biggest one-day rally in Greek banking shares for 10 months. Ahead of Greece’s key June elections, strong poll results and the anticipated victory for New Democracy evidently gave investors renewed confidence in the Greek …

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Siemens Financial Services (SFS) on the changing world of infrastructure finance

Infrastructure finance has undergone a number of changes in recent years, the most noticeable being the rise of public-private partnerships and variant funding models. But as the world’s population becomes increasingly urbanised and the pressure on urban infrastructure continues to grow, there is a clear opportunity for private sector financiers to increase their involvement – …

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Natixis thought leadership on UK roads infrastructure

The government wants to encourage private sector funds into under-resourced UK road infrastructure. But how best to attract the levels of investment required from pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and other institutional investors? In a thought-piece published in Infrastructure Journal, Ashley Blows, Global Head of Infrastructure in the Project Finance group at Natixis, describes the …

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