Tag Archive: Asia

BNY Mellon’s Dominic Broom discusses how to fight protectionism and close the trade finance gap in CFO Innovation

In spite of recent challenges to growth, Asian trade has remained resilient (with ASEAN exports, for example, growing 12% from 2013 to 2016 to reach US$875 billion). Yet, where world trade once grew at twice the rate of GDP, the WTO’s forecast for world trade growth in 2016 was a rate of just 1.7% – …

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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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BNY Mellon’s Michelle Hui discusses the importance of collaboration for leveraging trade opportunities for Asia in The Asian Banker

Global trade is experiencing significant change, and economic and political uncertainty is impacting key trading relationships in Asia. Despite these turbulent times, recent figures indicate that growth in ASEAN, for instance, has been relatively unfazed by headwinds in 2016. That said, another particularly important trend has emerged that hampers the ability for many local companies …

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Commerzbank’s new Asian and Latin American appointments covered in the specialist press

Joerg Motel has become the new Country CEO ASEAN and Head Corporates International, Singapore. Jochen Mueller has succeeded Motel as Head of FI Asia and Latin America, based in Frankfurt. Joerg Motel most recently held the post of Head of FI Sales Asia – responsible for covering the Indian Subcontinent, Greater China, ASEAN and Korea. …

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Falcon Group’s CEO and UAE Regional Head explore emerging market funding options in Cash and Trade

In a recent article in Cash and Trade, Falcon Group CEO Will Nagle and UAE Regional Head Nam Sahasra discuss the opportunities and challenges that come with exporting and expanding to the emerging markets. The emerging markets offer a myriad of trade opportunities. The MENA region, for instance, benefits from its geographic position and wealth …

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Trade Finance reports on release of new terminologies at ICC’s Annual Supply Chain Finance Summit

Trade Finance magazine’s latest issue reports on the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Academy’s 4th Annual Supply Chain Finance Summit, held in Singapore in March, which gathered together leading experts and practitioners from across the globe. The Summit explored the latest trends in trade finance, the causes behind the rise in supply chain finance (SCF), …

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A growing, sustainable Bangladesh depends on the banks, writes Commerzbank’s Alexander Rost in Global Banking and Finance Review

Writing for leading magazine, Global Banking and Finance Review, Alexander Rost, Regional Head Indian Subcontinent & ASEAN at Commerzbank, stresses that diversified and higher-value export trade is crucial to ensuring that Bangladesh continues on its promising development path. Key to this will be collaboration between local and global banks – those institutions with the infrastructure …

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Commerzbank looks towards a modern Bangladeshi economy in World Finance Magazine

Bangladesh’s economy continues to make progress, and is looking to cement its new status as a middle-income country. Writing in leading magazine, World Finance, Commerzbank’s Alexander Rost, Regional Head Indian Subcontinent & ASEAN, suggests that, to achieve this, a diversified economy is essential. This will require expanding new industries, reducing Bangladesh’s traditional overdependence on the …

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UniCredit’s Gihan Candappa writes for CFO Innovation Asia on the rise of Asian RTCs

Over the past few years, growth in inter-regional trade and the internationalization of the renminbi have made centralized regional treasury centres (RTCs) in Asia a real possibility for many international corporates. Hong Kong and Singapore, in particular, are emerging as inviting locations, says Gihan Candappa, Head of Cash Management Sales, Singapore at UniCredit, in CFO Innovation …

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Deutsche Bank’s Boon-Hiong Chan talks treasury in Asia

Having spoken about the importance of location at the 2015 ACTS Treasury Forum in Singapore, Boon-Hiong Chan, Director, Head of Market Advocacy, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank, expands on recent developments in various Asian treasury environments and their attractions as local treasury centre bases. From supply chain- and trade-related factors to regulatory, legal and tax variances, corporates must carefully …

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