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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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UniCredit completes landmark first UK BPO live transaction

UniCredit, in collaboration with Commerzbank’s London offices, has carried out the first BPO live transaction – processing the export of a shipment of chemicals from Heraeus Metal Processing Ltd. to Ecocat Italia Srl, an automotive parts producer based in Genoa.  Previous transactions between the two were handled by open account invoice, secured by a bank …

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Commerzbank’s latest issue of FI.News explores the transformation of the banking landscape ahead of SIBOS 2016

Commerzbank has launched the latest issue of its newsletter, FI.News. The biannual publication offers a range of insights from the bank’s Financial Institutions experts, along with all the latest news, banking awards, people moves, and upcoming events. As the transaction banking world gears up for the 2016 SIBOS conference in Geneva, Dr Bernd Laber, Divisional …

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Commerzbank is ‘Best in transaction banking for the CEE region’ says the FT’s The Banker

Thanks to its unparalleled role in trade finance in the region, Commerzbank has been named ‘Best Bank in Central & Eastern Europe (CEE)’ in this year’s Transaction Banking Awards at the specialist magazine of the Financial Times, The Banker. Commerzbank’s ability to maintain strategic partnerships and its steadfast role in correspondent banking during times of increased international and regional …

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A landmark transaction for Commerzbank as it completes its first UK BPO

The transaction was orchestrated between UniCredit and Commerzbank’s London office, and covered the export of chemicals from Ireland to Italy. Commerzbank’s customer, the supplier, is Shannon-based chemicals company, Heraeus Metal Processing Ltd. The buyer, UniCredit’s customer, is Ecocat Italia Srl, an automotive parts producer in Genoa. Transactions between the two were previously handled by open …

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