Tag Archive: Asia

UniCredit’s Holger Frank and Siow Chin Yeo explain in GTR how banks are joining forces to digitalise the secondary market for trade finance

Holger Frank, Head of Global Transaction Banking and Financial Institutions Group, Asia Pacific, and Siow Chin Yeo, Head of Trade Finance, Asia Pacific, at UniCredit, write in GTR how banks, including UniCredit, are working together to address the absence of an efficient and widely-used secondary-market platform for trade finance. The solution comes in the form …

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Falcon Group’s Emma Clark explains how alternative financing is bridging Asia’s trade finance gap in Financier Worldwide

In a commentary article for Financier Worldwide, Emma Clark, head of business development at Falcon Group, explains why many Asian corporates have been turning to innovative and alternative sources of financing for their funding needs. Ongoing bank retrenchment is taking a toll on emerging markets, contributing to the US$692 billion of unmet trade financing in Asia …

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Natixis’ Marc Vincent and François Riahi speak to The Banker on their dual-control approach to business expansion

In an interview for The Banker, Natixis’ Global Co-Head of CIB, Marc Vincent and François Riahi, discuss how they created and implemented a new strategy for the bank’s operations – resulting in expanding operations and increasing revenues. One of the biggest changes made by Mr Riahi and Mr Vincent has been to expand the bank’s …

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Broadening export horizons: Commerzbank’s Agnes Vargas explores Myanmar and Vietnam in The Asset

Vietnam’s economic development has been driven by its export-led industries, and Myanmar looks set to follow in its footsteps. In a feature for leading Asian finance magazine The Asset, Agnes Vargas, Regional Head of Greater China and ASEAN, explains that continued economic progress in both countries will depend on diversifying trade beyond their traditional partner China …

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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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