Tag Archive: China

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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Commerzbank’s first BPO transaction between China and Germany makes its mark on the specialist press

The Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) transaction covered the export of chemicals from China to Germany. The buyer, and Commerzbank’s client, was chemicals company TRIGON Chemie GmbH, based in Schlüchtern, near Frankfurt. The seller’s bank was the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) in Beijing. Transactions between the two were previously handled by documentary collection. …

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Natixis’ Raghu Narain champions potential benefits associated with Chinese outbound M&A in IFR

Both the rising volume and diverse, multi-sector nature of China’s overseas acquisitions has concerned Western economies in recent years. Indeed, the market has generalised this class of Chinese buyers, which in turn has hazed any objective assessment of the potential opportunities associated with Chinese M&A deals. Writing for IFR, Raghu Narain, Head of Corporate Advisory, …

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BNY Mellon talks dollar demand in Global Banking & Finance Review

The summer of 2014 saw a real shift in the USD environment, with the catalyst for a sharp appreciation in the currency coming from USD from the European Central Bank’s (ECB) decision to introduce a negative deposit rate for the euro (EUR). Within days of its implementation, a rally began that subsequently saw the USD …

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In Global Trade Review, Commerzbank’s Robert von Oldershausen discusses the key developments in the Chilean economy and what it means for its banking landscape

In the latest edition of specialist commerce magazine, Global Trade Review, Commerzbank’s Robert von Oldershausen, senior relationship manager for FI Latin America, offers his insights on the Chilean economy. The article, ‘Chile’s Balancing Act‘, notes that the export-dependent country is struggling in the face of low commodity prices and weak demand in global markets – particularly for …

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Natixis’ Patrick Artus writes for Institutional Investor on the potential causes of a future global economic downturn

Some market observers predict a global financial crisis in 2016-2017; one just as serious, if not more so, than that of 2008-2009. Writing for Institutional Investor’s Unconventional Wisdom column, Patrick Artus, Natixis’ Chief Economist, analyses the global economy today and discusses the potential triggers of the next crisis. Signs of financial fragility have been growing since …

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As green bonds go from strength to strength, China holds the key, says S&P

As investors around the world aim to decarbonise billions of pounds’ worth of their portfolios in a move away from a dependence on fossil fuels, government-led financial incentive schemes such as the promotion of ‘green bonds’ – a tax-exempt bond issued specifically to fund environmentally friendly projects – will be crucial. In fact, new research from …

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Commerzbank’s Michael Rugilo and Barbara Herbert highlight the Renminbi opportunity in FX-MM Magazine

The latest fluctuations in the Chinese Renminbi (RMB) have had a significant impact on global markets. Amid slowing Chinese growth rates, European companies might – in the short term – fear adverse implications such as higher export costs and declining share prices. But writing in a feature for FX-MM Magazine, Michael Rugilo, Asia Expert for Commerzbank …

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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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