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Commerzbank recognised for leading cash and trade services in Global Finance’s awards

Commerzbank has been recognised as the “Best trade finance provider in Germany” and – for the second year running – “Best global bank for export finance” in Global Finance magazine’s list of the “World’s Best Trade Finance Providers 2017”. The bank has also taken the titles of “Best Overall Bank for Cash Management in Central …

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Beyond copper: Commerzbank’s Robert von Oldershausen outlines the next steps for the Chilean economy in International Trade Magazine

2016 marked the latest year in a long period of unusual stagnation for the otherwise resilient Chilean economy. In a feature for International Trade Magazine, Robert von Oldershausen, Senior Relationship Manager for FI Latin America at Commerzbank, explains what has held back growth, and suggests the steps the country might take to economic resurgence. In the …

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Commerzbank identifies cybersecurity weaknesses in Banking Technology

In the latest edition of Banking Technology magazine, Commerzbank’s cybercrime specialists analyse modern threats to digital security in corporate banking – and find that the cause for concern lies not in machines, but in people. The article, ‘Computers or humans: where does the threat lie?’, shows just how secure digitalisation has made the corporate banking landscape. Financial technology now …

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What do companies want from their banking experience? Commerzbank’s Ingrid Weisskopf and Rainer Wolff explain in Trade & Forfaiting Review

Increasing digitalisation and innovation continue to raise corporates’ expectations when it comes to providing banking services – and payments infrastructure is no exception. Ingrid Weisskopf, head of cash products and advisory FI at Commerzbank, and Rainer Wollf, vice president of product management cash services at the bank’s Innovation Lab, explain just how high the benchmarks are …

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Commerzbank’s Barbara Herbert and Michael Rugilo explain the reasons behind the continued rise of renminbi in GTNews

2016 looks like the year in which renminbi became well and truly established as an international currency. In an article for leading treasury magazine, GTNews, Barbara Herbert, Commerzbank’s renminbi expert, and Michael Rugilo, the bank’s Asia expert, delve into the reasons behind the currency’s corporate uptake. In the article, ‘The rise and rise of renminbi’, the …

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Commerzbank’s Christian Hoppe stresses the value of nurturing fintechs in Euromoney

Banks have not been blind to the rise of financial technology (“FinTech”) start-ups, nor has their approach to the new upstarts been completely characterised by competition. On the contrary, many banks have been encouraging the industry’s growth – setting up “FinTech labs” to nurture start-ups’ expansion for mutual gain. In a new report for Euromoney, …

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Marc Kirchhoff explains why Commerzbank’s cash management gets a five-star review in Euromoney

Commerzbank has emerged as a “Five Star Cash Manager for Western Europe 2017” in Euromoney’s Cash Management Survey – which takes into account the opinions of more than 30,000 non-financial corporations. Delving deep into the poll’s results, the article “When quality not quantity counts in cash management” identifies those banks whose people, services and products are the …

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Commerzbank recognised as Germany’s top commercial bank in International Banker magazine

Specialist finance publication International Banker has acknowledged Commerzbank as 2016’s “Commercial Bank of the Year, Germany”. The magazine notes that for the best part of a decade, banks in Western Europe have been facing challenges on several fronts: lending rates and earnings remain under pressure, nonperforming loans are mounting, and several countries continue to suffer slow …

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What’s happened to FDI in Sub-Saharan Africa? Commerzbank’s Christian Toben explains in Banker Africa magazine

In an op-ed for Banker Africa magazine, Christian Toben, regional head of Africa at Commerzbank, sets out the challenges facing foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to the continent, and looks for ways to bring them back up to scratch. FDI has been vital to the growth of Sub-Saharan Africa’s economies. Inflows were promising over the last …

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Commerzbank’s Petra Burckhardt explores blockchain’s value in trade finance in Global Trade magazine

‘Blockchain’ may be the financial services industry’s mantra of choice at the moment, but how can the technology realistically be applied to trade finance? That is the question Petra Burckhardt, Commerzbank’s Global Head, Product Management Trade Services, asks in Global Trade magazine. In her article, ‘Evolution, Not Revolution’, Burckhardt notes that the technology may indeed enhance …

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