Moorgate assists BPL Global re-brand with new logo and website

BPL Global have unveiled a new logo and website, marking the specialist credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) broker’s progression and reiterates its determination to build on its market-leading position. Working closely with Moorgate, this is the company’s first rebranding since 2000 – which we think is more apt for the company’s current position and …

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Commerzbank awarded for its “significant contribution to sustainability” by Global Trade Review

The bank was highlighted in the magazine’s “Leaders in Trade 2016 Awards”. Ruediger Geis, Commerzbank’s Head Product Management Trade, comments: “We’re pleased to be recognised for our efforts in the sustainability field, and particularly honoured to be included among such high-calibre nominees. This award is testament to our dedication to corporate responsibility, strong sustainability standards, and …

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S&P Global Ratings’ report analysing the risks for Colombia’s 4G toll road program is covered by specialist press

According to the World Economic Forum, Colombia’s toll roads rank in the bottom 20 countries surveyed in the world in terms of quality. As such, improving the country’s road network is critical for its economic growth. To address these deficiencies, in 2013, the Colombian government embarked on a highly ambitious series of road projects, known …

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Deutsche Bank publishes new whitepaper outlining the incoming EU Funds Transfer Regulation

Financial institutions and regulators require a common understanding of the EU Funds Transfer Regulation 2015’s (FTR 2015) revised scope and implications before its effective date or else they risk disruptions to transaction flows. This is according to Deutsche Bank’s newly-published whitepaper, “Funds Transfer Regulation 2015: a regional regulation with a global impact”. Applicable from 26 …

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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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S&P report warns that Argentina’s renewables plan requires a stronger regulatory framework to succeed

The Argentine energy sector faces a predicament. During peak seasons, the country’s inefficient electricity generators are unable to satisfy growing power demand – at best obliging the country to import electricity and at worst leaving some areas in the dark. In response, the Argentine government hopes to attract US$15 billion of investment (most likely from …

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Writing in IFR, Natixis’ Emmanuel Issanchou discusses the increasing trend for European investment in the Dutch mortgage market

  Historically, the major Dutch banks have had a monopoly over their domestic mortgage market. The financial crisis, however, has changed that. Nearly a decade on, banks are still cautious lenders – constrained by unprecedented regulatory pressures. As such, non-bank mortgage lending is on the rise in the Dutch Market. And, as institutions across the …

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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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“Reimagining ASEAN” – Deutsche Bank launches series of reports examining ASEAN progress towards realising the 2025 Economic Community Vision

In the year of ASEAN’s 50th anniversary, there is certainly much to celebrate. From small beginnings in 1967, ASEAN – comprising 10 countries and a combined population of 630 million – has evolved into a vibrant economic community. Indeed, if taken as a single economy, ASEAN would rank as the world’s sixth largest (with a …

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UniCredit’s Luca Corsini explains in GTR how transaction bank evolution is good news for corporates

The current challenging environment in global trade is compelling transaction banks to re-examine client relationships, improve efficiency and step up innovation to remain competitive and future proof their business models. Luca Corsini, Global Head of Trade Finance at UniCredit and new Global GTB Co-Head starting from August, explains in GTR that despite the impetus, it’s …

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