S&P Global Ratings’ Michael Ferguson believes more American nuclear assets could close in an article for Rigzone

  Some American nuclear energy plants are at risk of closure as a consequence of inexpensive natural gas driving down power prices. But could the outlook for U.S. nuclear assets improve in the future? Michael Ferguson, Director, U.S. Energy Infrastructure, S&P Global Ratings, believes the outlook will likely remain shrouded by uncertainty. Writing for Rigzone, …

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Digitalization and collaboration can address rising risk in the emerging markets, says UniCredit’s Katharina Michael in International Trade Magazine

Substantial shifts in global trade flows have led to increased volatility and risk for corporates trading in the emerging markets, says Katharina Michael, Head of Trade Finance Sales Germany at UniCredit in International Trade Magazine. Collaboration and digitalization are therefore crucial to helping banks meet the growing demand for risk mitigation in these regions and …

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Natixis, IBM and Trafigura team up on blockchain oil platform – reported by the press

Natixis, IBM and Trafigura have pioneered the first blockchain solution in commodity trade finance for US crude oil transactions. The distributed ledger platform, built on the Linux Foundation open source Hyperledger Fabric, allows major steps in a crude oil transaction to be digitized on the blockchain, ensuring improved transparency, enhanced security, and optimized efficiency. More …

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The evolution of the Trade Register: ICC Banking Commission’s Olivier Paul highlights the value of the project in TXF

In an article for TXF, Olivier Paul, ICC Banking Commission’s Head of Policy, outlines the continuing value of ICC’s Trade Register project. The Trade Register, alongside ICC’s advocacy efforts, has contributed towards the increased visibility of trade finance – having a positive impact on the way that trade finance is understood and viewed by regulatory …

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Rush University Medical Center and NEPC use RiskFirst’s PFaroe – news covered by the specialist press

RiskFirst’s pension risk analytics platform, PFaroe, was selected by NEPC and adopted by Rush University, allowing both organisations to work together more effectively on risk analysis and plan decision making, and to improve collaboration and effectiveness of asset-liability management strategies. Alex Wiggins, Associate Vice President, Treasury, Rush University Medical Center, comments: “Having direct access to …

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Are corporates ready to flush out cash from their payments system? Deutsche Bank’s Andrew Reid offers his perspective in GTnews.

The world is moving towards greater digitalisation of payments. In Britain, one in four card payments are now contactless, and in Sweden, only 20% of all consumer payments are now made in cash. For consumers – the benefits of going cashless are easy to understand. Consumers appreciate the ease and simplicity of digitally managing money …

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Natixis’ Abhishek Deshpande comments on oil supply cuts to the BBC

According to the BBC, major oil producers are considering extending their recent cuts to output in a fresh bid to boost prices. Although many countries in the oil cartel, Opec, and several other oil nations started to reduce production at the start of 2017, oil prices have dropped in the last few weeks over fears …

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ICC’s appointment of BNY Mellon’s Dominic Broom to Banking Commission committee covered by specialist press

BNY Mellon’s Global Head of Trade Business Development for Treasury Services at BNY Mellon has been appointed to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission’s executive committee. Dominic Broom’s appointment is part of a series of nominations by the Banking Commission to further strengthen its regulatory advocacy and rules of arbitration. He joins the …

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UniCredit’s Adeline de Metz explains how supplier onboarding is pivotal to working capital management programme success in TRF News

Against a backdrop of low borrowing costs and increased scrutiny of financial key performance indicators (KPIs), large corporates are turning to comprehensive working capital management techniques such as receivables and supply chain finance to release working capital, shore up balance sheets and create more robust and efficient supply chains. However, many corporates have struggled with …

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ICC Chairman, Sunil Mittal, talks free trade and protectionism on Ian King Live

Yesterday evening, Sunil Mittal, Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), appeared on Sky News’ Ian King Live, discussing his concerns about the growing movement away from free trade. The interview came ahead of the ICC’s World Trade Agenda Day in London today. To watch the full interview, please click here.

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