“Paris Agreement climate pledges: Where will the money come from?” S&P Global Ratings’ report covered by the specialist press  

  The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, so far ratified by 168 countries, formalises nations’ efforts to combat climate change. These targets, however, come with a significant price tag: the total implementation cost for countries that have submitted specific financial figures to meet their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) stands at about US$5.3 trillion. S&P Global Ratings’ …

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S&P Global Ratings completes its first UK Green Evaluation for Bazalgette Finance’s £10 billion issuance, covered by the specialist press

Bazalgette Tunnel Ltd issued a £10 billion, multicurrency bond program in June 2016. The proceeds will be used to finance the design, construction, commission and maintenance of the Thames Tideway Tunnel (TTT) and have received an S&P Global Ratings Green Evaluation score of E1/95. The TTT project aims to ensure the UK’s compliance with the …

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Falcon’s Emma Clark discusses the Middle East’s liquidity gap in the Banker Middle East

In an article for the Banker Middle East, Emma Clark, Falcon Group’s Head of Business Development, explores the ways in which slower growth and stagnating oil prices are weighing on the region’s corporates – particularly when it comes to business liquidity. Furthermore, the squeeze on working capital, while initially felt by smaller businesses, has since …

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UniCredit roll out of cross-border instant payments solution in Italy and Germany covered by specialist press

Immediately after the European instant payments infrastructure was officially in operation on 21st November, UniCredit conducted its inaugural instant payment from Germany to Italy. The payment took exactly 2.5 seconds to be completed, demonstrating the bank’s capabilities in both countries and across borders. This makes UniCredit the first bank to offer real-time payments in Germany …

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Commerzbank’s Ruediger Geis sets out a blueprint for a sustainable economy in Trade Ready

In an article for Trade Ready, Ruediger Geis, Head Product Management Trade at Commerzbank, shows how banks can lead the way to sustainable trade – pointing to education, standards and guidelines as important milestones.



Delivering a Digital Future: conclusions from BNY Mellon’s latest roundtable are published in Treasury Management International

The finance industry is undergoing significant change, with technology creating opportunities to transform the payments space. Following a BNY Mellon-hosted roundtable in Frankfurt, TMI writes on how banking experts from Europe’s largest economy are adapting to an increasingly digital landscape, and how collaboration is crucial if banks are to meet the evolving client needs Conclusions …

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News of iGTB’s deal with Federal Bank covered by specialist and tier one press

Federal Bank, one of India’s most progressive and innovative banks, has selected iGTB to implement its Digital Transaction Banking (DTB) platform – powered by an integrated front-end omni-channel Corporate Banking eXchange (CBX) portal with backend processors for Collections & Receivables, Payables, Account Services and Supply Chain Finance. DTB will also augment the front end of their …

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iGTB’s Anand Pande quoted in Euromoney article on challenges in the correspondent banking market

Anand Pande, Head of Supply Chain Finance and Trade at iGTB and founder of The Growth Paradigm Partnership, has been cited in Euromoney in an article on how an operational overhaul is needed for the correspondent banking industry to recover. The article discusses how regulations intended to make the correspondent banking network safer have stifled …

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UniCredit speaks to IFR on corporate appetite for going green

The global green bond market continues to enjoy strong growth as both investors and issuers increasingly embrace the phenomenon. Indeed, last week, the market reached a new milestone, as issuances for the year passed the US$100bn mark. Whereas, five years ago, the market was primarily SSA-driven, today, corporates are playing an ever-growing role. Take, Spanish …

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Deutsche Bank’s Paula Roels makes the case for implementing SWIFT gpi, in FX-MM

SWIFT’s global payments innovation (SWIFT gpi) – an industry-wide initiative that connects every party in payment chain via a cloud solution – is tipped to become the new payment standard for correspondent banking. Before it can, however, a critical mass of banks must go live with the initiative’s operational mode. Writing for FX-MM, Paul Roels, …

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