Falcon Fine Art’s Tim Hunter speaks to Sky’s Ian King on da Vinci auction

Yesterday evening, Falcon Fine Art’s Vice President, Dr. Tim Hunter, appeared on Sky News  – discussing the importance of Christie’s auction of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi”. Referred to as “the biggest discovery of the 21st century,” the painting dates back to around 1500 and was lost for nearly 140 years after belonging to King Charles I …

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S&P Global Ratings publishes its latest Infrastructure Finance Outlook magazine

S&P Global Ratings has published its latest edition of Infrastructure Finance Outlook – reviewing the most pressing developments from the global infrastructure sectors in the third quarter. Infrastructure Finance Outlook provides global insights from S&P Global analysts on topics including: reviving North America’s water network; capital rules for EU infrastructure investments; the impact of Hurricane Harvey on …

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UniCredit’s Jan Kupfer on the opportunities for treasury transformation and digitisation in executive interview in TMI

Jan Kupfer, Global Co-Head of Global Transaction Banking at UniCredit, has been featured in an executive interview for TMI magazine. In the interview, Kupfer discusses new announcements around payments digitisation and how these are informing the bank and corporate agenda. As part of this discussion, Kupfer talks about instant payments and cross-border payments initiatives such as …

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UniCredit’s David Vials writes in GTNews on how euro corporate bonds are a strong option for UK businesses

Showing impressive resilience against the shocks of last year’s geo-political upheavals, and with investors aplenty amidst continued ECB appetite, David Vials, Head of Corporate Coverage, UK & Ireland at UniCredit writes in GTNews that the euro corporate bond market presents a strong option for UK businesses looking to raise funds. Those looking to issue euro bonds, however, must …

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S&P’s Candela Macchi discusses the impact of Argentina’s mid-term elections on its infrastructure plan in Public Finance International

In a commentary article for Public Finance International, Candela Macchi, Director, S&P Global Ratings, outlines the effects of October’s mid-term elections on President Macri’s US$69 billion planned overhaul of Argentinian infrastructure. With the tenure of President Macri’s party crucial to the development of the infrastructure plan, it was inevitable that October’s elections would create uncertainty …

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iGTB releases video to accompany launch of landmark new product CBX 18

iGTB, the transaction banking and technology specialist, has released a video to celebrate the launch of its new product, CBX 18. Standing for “Contextual Banking Experience”, CBX 18 not only provides seamless digital execution across the full range of transaction banking actions, but – uniquely – anticipates needs to offer instant and intelligent recommendations as to …

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ICC United Kingdom’s Chris Southworth discusses the Brexit Trade Bill on BBC Radio 4 Farming Today

Shortly after the Brexit Trade Bill entered Parliament, BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today talked to Chris Southworth, Secretary General of the ICC United Kingdom regarding his thoughts on how the Bill – and Customs Bill to follow – might affect UK trade.   Both Bills are expected to set the foundation for the UK to …

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S&P Global Ratings’ first South American Green Evaluation scores E1/85, covered by the Spanish-speaking press.

S&P Global Ratings assigned its first Green Evaluation in South America to the municipal bonds issued by the Province of La Rioja, Argentina, totalling US$170 million. The green-labelled bonds will be used to partly finance the development of the onshore wind farm, Parque Arauco – which will see its current 50.4 megawatts (MW) capacity increased …

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ICC Banking Commission’s Dan Taylor explains how trade finance is changing fast in TradeReady

In an article for TradeReady, Dan Taylor, member of the International Chamber of Commerce Banking Commission’s Executive Committee, discusses why and how global trade is changing, as well as exploring the key links between trade, trade finance and value creation in the wider economy. In particular, innovative technologies encouraged by new, non-bank actors, increasing protectionism, …

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Infrastructure Investor reports on the key takeaways from Natixis Infrastructure Day

As part of Paris InfraWeek 2017, last month’s Natixis Infrastructure Day in Paris attracted a multitude of institutional investors, banks, policymakers and developers to discuss their views on the key trends and challenges of today’s global infrastructure market. As reported by Infrastructure Investor, the two main discussions of the day focused on the increasing risks …

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