Digitalisation a “sleeping giant”: Commerzbank’s Angela Koll cited on the future of trade finance in TMI Magazine

Where’s next for the digitalisation of trade finance? Angela Koll, Commerzbank’s Specialist Trade & Supply Chain Finance, shares her thoughts in the latest edition of TMI Magazine, but warns that innovation in the industry could take time to spread. Find out more in “Waking the Sleeping Giant? The Potential for Trade Finance Transformation“.



BNY Mellon’s Diego Ortellado speaks to Colombian magazine Coyuntura Pyme on the rapidly evolving payments industry

For Columbian magazine Coyuntura Pyme, Diego Ortellado, BNY Mellon Treasury Services’ Head of Sales and Relationship Management for South America, discusses how the global payments industry is being rapidly reshaped by a number of market forces and new developments. Ortellado explains how developments such as financial technology or “fintech”, and an increasingly competitive market, are causing …

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iGTB’s Herber de Ruijter discusses how banks can make the most of APIs

Banks should take the initiative with APIs, says iGTB’s Head of Digital, Herber de Ruijter, in the first of a series of blogs by iGTB in the lead-up to Sibos 2017. New legislation requiring banks to share data with third-party providers through APIs comes into force in 2018, but it should be seen as an opportunity …

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In Alt Energy Mag, S&P Global Ratings’ Abhishek Dangra summarises the recent Credit FAQ on renewables in India

India’s power industry is being distributed. Between US$90 billion and US$150 billion are being invested into the country’s renewables sector in a bid to triple the country’s renewable energy capacity by 2022. Following the publication of S&P Global Rating’s Credit FAQ “Renewables in India- Is there “Red” in this Green Story?”, Abhishek Dangra, Director of …

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ICC Banking Commission’s 2017 “Rethinking Trade & Finance” report covered by specialist press

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission has published the 2017 edition of its annual “Rethinking Trade and Finance” report, based on responses from banks across 98 countries. This year’s report singles out the imbalance of demand and supply in the global market, citing the approximate US$ 1.6 trillion of unmet demand. In addition, …

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UniCredit’s Raphael Barisaac in TXF on the importance of SMEs in driving the digital trade finance revolution

Whilst large and multi-national corporates may get all the attention when it comes to innovation in digital trade finance, Raphael Barisaac, Global Co-Head of Trade Finance at UniCredit, explains how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) not only stand to benefit from digital trade finance tools, but are ideally placed to help drive wider adoption. Banks …

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ICC United Kingdom’s Chris Southworth speaks to BBP Media on new opportunities for UK SMEs

In a recent interview with BBP media – the regional B2B publication – Chris Southworth, Secretary General at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) United Kingdom, discusses how local UK businesses and SMEs can stay ahead of challenges and make the most of new and existing opportunities. In particular, he explains that businesses should actively …

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Easing infrastructure finance flows: S&P Global Ratings’ Trevor D’Olier-Lees and Mar Beltran write for BRINK NEWS

There’s no denying that underinvestment in infrastructure can have deleterious effects upon a country’s trade and economic competitiveness. But, equally, the challenges of financing capital-intensive infrastructure projects from public funds – and without compromising fiscal targets – are only heightening. The question, therefore, is: What tools are available that can ease financing for urgently-required infrastructure …

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ICC Banking Commission “Rethinking trade and finance” report featured in Nordea Insights

In its most recent newsletter, Nordea Insights – the Nordic banking organisation – has published an interview covering the latest ICC Banking Commission “Rethinking Trade and Finance” report. The interview, which features responses from a number of Banking Commission Executive Committee members, delves into various aspects of the report – including digitalisation and standardisation, sustainability …

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S&P Global Ratings’ Luisina Berberian is interviewed by Energetica India on why offshore wind projects are taking off globally

S&P Global Ratings’ Luisina Berberian is interviewed by Energetica India on why offshore wind projects are taking off globally Offshore wind projects are taking off as technology improves and costs fall. For example, in the UK, where offshore wind power generation is highly advanced, the cost of energy from offshore wind has fallen by 32% …

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