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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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Commerzbank’s Christian Toben sees demographic dividends on the Sub-Saharan African horizon in Jeune Afrique

The UN hopes for “full and productive employment by 2030”. Writing for leading African political and economic magazine Jeune Afrique, Christian Toben, Regional Head of Africa at Commerzbank, notes that any chance of hitting this ambitious target will depend on the continent – home to about half of the additional global workforce expected over the …

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Commerzbank scoops the award for “Best Trade Finance Bank in CEE & CIS” in bne Intellinews

bne Intellinews, the magazine focusing on business, economic and political news in emerging markets, has recognised Commerzbank as the “Best Bank for Trade Finance” in both Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). In the magazine’s latest issue, Holger Kautzky, Commerzbank’s Head of Financial Institutions, calls the award “a testament …

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Commerzbank’s Christian Toben tests the economic waters in African Business magazine

In a feature for African Business magazine, the regional head of Africa at Commerzbank, Christian Toben, offers his perspective on the challenges facing Sub-Saharan African economies. After a “decade of considerable economic progress” countries across the region have been hit hard by weak commodity prices. Revenues from a host of key resources – from oil, coal and gas to …

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Commerzbank’s Ingrid Weisskopf outlines an exciting new payments initiative from SWIFT in Treasury & Risk magazine

In an article for corporate finance magazine, Treasury & Risk, Ingrid Weisskopf, head of cash products and advisory FI at Commerzbank, sets out the promise of SWIFT’s new global payments innovation (gpi) initiative for banks and companies alike. In her article, ‘Driving a New Standard in Cross-Border Payments’, Weisskopf explains that the smooth running of …

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Commerzbank’s Angela Koll discusses the rise of the BPO in Treasury Today

In an interview with specialist financial publication, Treasury Today, Angela Koll, Vice President, Specialist Trade & Supply Chain Finance at Commerzbank, sets out the reasons why banks and companies are making ever greater use of the ‘Bank Payment Obligation’ (BPO). A BPO is a digitalised trade instrument that electronically matches data on trades, invoices and …

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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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