Tag Archive: banking landscape

Where next for Croatia’s trade? Commerzbank looks at the country’s business environment in European Business magazine

The past year has seen a host of new political and economic developments for Croatia. A business-friendly government, a supportive banking sector, and a return to economic growth have all boosted the outlook for import and export trade. According to Nicolas Adamovich, President of the German-Croatian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and Senior Representative at …

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S&P’s view on the impact of a potential rise in interest rates on project finance covered by the specialists

Investor appetite for project finance has been insatiable during the recent years of low interest rates. Yet a new report by Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services suggests that the recent US interest rate hike could mark the start of a new wave of refinancing in the project bond market. In the report, Michael Wilkins, Managing …

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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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Deutsche Bank’s Daniel Schmand, ICC Banking Chair, in The Banker on banks, the ICC and society

Daniel Schmand, Head of Trade Finance & Cash Management Corporates EMEA, Deutsche Bank, and Chair of the ICC Banking Commission, writes The Banker‘s Bracken column on banks’ role in society. Schmand wants to improve the dialogue between banks, clients and regulators, and discusses everything from trade finance to geopolitical risk in this piece. To read …

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iGTB’s Jan Gonnissen in FX-MM on Faster Payments

In September’s issue of FX-MM, Jan Gonnissen, Senior Payments Consultant, iGTB, discusses how technology has accelerated payments and how these ‘faster payments’ will benefit both corporations and banks. Gonnissen explains that, when it comes to Faster Payments, customer expectations have been racing ahead, while the revenue-based business case for banks has never won out. But …

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Commerzbank’s Christian Hoppe nurtures emerging fintech talent in Euromoney

The evolution of next-generation technology for banking platforms is a vital component in modern financial services. But while many institutions either rely on in-house work or outsource to third-party providers, some, like Commerzbank, see the value in cultivating new technological talent by supporting the development of emerging players in the industry. In an article for Euromoney, Christian Hoppe, …

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Deutsche Bank’s Daniel Schmand in GTR on his vision for the ICC

In this month’s GTR, the magazine asked Daniel Schmand – Head of Trade Finance & Cash Management Corporates EMEA at Deutsche Bank, and the new chair of the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) Banking Commission – about his plans for the latter. Daniel answered questions on the challenges facing trade finance, his views on alternative financiers …

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