Tag: Asia

Commerzbank’s new East Asian heads covered by the specialist press

Commerzbank has announced the appointment of two new representatives for their offices in Taiwan and Vietnam. Hans-Kurt Schäfer (right) will head the bank’s representative office in Taipei, taking over from Thomas Debelic (left) who is to lead the Ho Chi Minh City base. Commenting on the move, Schäfer says: “I am excited to be returning …

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Commerzbank’s Axel Bommersheim explores Central Asia’s new ‘Silk Road’ for FX-MM Magazine

Central Asia and Mongolia have witnessed tremendous economic development, rapid industrialisation and high foreign investment over the past two decades – offering new opportunities for global businesses to increase their trade with the region. Thus, corporates are now looking to capitalise on initiatives for the new ‘Silk Road’, which will see better trade corridors connecting …

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Commerzbank’s Alexander Rost explores the role of banks in Bangladesh’s development for Trade and Forfaiting Review

Bangladesh’s economic story is remarkable. The country’s poverty rate has halved since 2000, and its development target of becoming a “middle-income economy” by 2021 has already been met. Bangladesh is therefore looking forward to a brighter future. But securing that future means Bangladesh needs better infrastructure to diversify exports, maintain trade, and ensure a stable …

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Commerzbank launches October issue of FI.News at Sibos

Commerzbank has released its latest issue of its biannual newsletter, FI.News, which is available in both print and interactive e-book format. The newsletter offers a range of insights from Commerzbank’s Financial Institutions experts, along with all the latest news, views and updates. This edition focuses on the “conundrum” of compliance in the financial world – how to …

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Commerzbank’s Barbara Herbert and Michael Rugilo discuss trade prospects with RMB for Trade & Export Finance

As RMB gains traction as a world currency, the opportunities for cross-border trade with China and within Asia  continue to grow. But in the light of recent media coverage of a devaluing currency and slowing Chinese growth, what can corporations do to secure and advance their trade operations using RMB? Barbara Herbert, renminbi specialist and Michael …

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Commerzbank explains how treasurers can gain from RMB internationalisation in AFP’s newsletter

The recent turbulence in China’s markets, coupled with RMB’s devaluation, has caused much consternation among investors and companies alike. However, writing for AFP Online’s Global Treasury and Finance Insights newsletter, Michael Rugilo, Asia Expert, and Barbara Herbert, Renminbi Specialist, at Commerzbank, reveal how treasurers can cope with a volatile currency – arguing that with the correct treasury setups, embracing …

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Deutsche Bank’s Mahesh Kini answers questions on treasury in Asia for ACT

Ahead of the Association of Corporate Treasurers’ (ACT) Asia Forum ‘New World of Treasury‘, to be held in Singapore this year, Mahesh Kini, Regional Head of Cash Management Corporates, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank, answers some questions on running treasury centres in the region, and what the future of Asian treasury looks like. Kini discusses which …

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Moorgate’s clients make it a perfect 10 in TFR awards

Moorgate’s clients have swept the boards at this year’s Trade & Forfaiting Review Excellence in Trade Finance Awards, with Deutsche Bank, BNY Mellon, Commerzbank, UniCredit, Natixis, BPL Global and Falcon all receiving accolades. Together, they achieved a haul of six gold, three silver and one bronze award. Of particular note is BNY Mellon’s inaugural gold …

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Kok-Keong Tay discusses next-generation treasury management in CFO Innovation Asia

Asian corporates have so far achieved strong growth on the back of their trade links. This is a trend they can build upon – powering the next phase of growth by developing their trading relationships overseas. Investment in new digital tools and advanced supply chain finance techniques will be critical to this endeavour, writes Kok-Keong …

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