Tag Archive: economic growth

Vietnam and Myanmar should diversify beyond Chinese trade, suggests Commerzbank’s Agnes Vargas in Trade and Forfaiting Review

In a relatively short space of time, Vietnam has emerged from a history of conflict, partition and poverty to become an industrialised, exporting powerhouse. The economy grew by 6.2% last year, and is likely to expand by a further 6.7% in 2017. Following closely in Vietnam’s footsteps is Myanmar. One year on from the election …

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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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Deutsche Bank’s Anil Walia on the crucial role of supply chain finance in Procurement Leaders

In Procurement Leaders’ November/December 2016 issue, Anil Walia, EMEA Head Supply Chain Finance at Deutsche Bank, explains the crucial role supply chain finance can play in the buyer/supplier ecosystem, contributing to the benefit of all involved. Under the title “Ramping up the synergies in cash-poor times” Walia relates how many of the discussions in which …

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Natixis’ Patrick Artus discusses whether European institutions can rescue the Italian economy in FTSE Global Markets  

  Following the Italian electorate’s resounding rejection of a constitutional reform package in December 2016’s referendum, further uncertainty beckons for the country’s fragile economy. This begs the question: can Italy’s sluggish growth be lifted by European financial institutions, including the European Central Bank? In an article for FTSE Global Markets, Natixis’ chief economist, Patrick Artus discusses …

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ICC UK’s Chris Southworth discussing latest GDP figures and Brexit on Sky News

Earlier today, Chris Southworth, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) UK was interviewed on Sky News following the release of the latest UK GDP figures from the Office for National Statistics. The figures reveal that GDP grew by 0.5% in the three months to the end of September, down from the growth …

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Specialist press cover Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council and Ship Owners Association of Nigeria’s joint Maritime event

The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) and the Ship Owners Association of Nigeria’s (SOAN) joint event “The Future of the Maritime Industry in Nigeria” at Marlborough House on 28th September was featured in All About Shipping, Hellenic Shipping News, Oil, Gas and Shipping Magazine, Marine Link, This Day and Marine Network. Investors, business leaders …

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Commerzbank’s new report on Sub-Saharan Africa makes its mark on the specialist press

Commerzbank has released a major new study on trade and economic prospects in Sub-Saharan Africa. The report, ‘Tackling the Headwinds after the Economic Turnaround’, shows that after a promising decade – marked by strong economic growth of around 5% per year, underpinned by booming trade in raw materials and inflows of foreign capital to infrastructure projects – …

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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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Patrick Artus writes for FTSE Global Markets on the ECB’s efforts to reactivate the sluggish eurozone economy

Since 2014, the eurozone has received two opportunities for economic growth: the quantitative easing (QE) programme and plummeting oil prices. But, has the European Central Bank (ECB) capitalised upon these gifts to advance the eurozone economy? Patrick Artus, Natixis’ chief economist, believes the ECB’s success has been partial. Writing for FTSE Markets, Artus explains that …

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Commerzbank’s experts discuss the trade potential of Brazil and India in the specialist press

In an exclusive interview for BRICS Business Magazine, Thomas Krieger and Alexander Rost – Commerzbank’s respective regional FI heads of Latin America and the Indian subcontinent – offer their insights on the trading potential of Brazil and India. 15 years after Goldman Sachs identified the so-called ‘BRICS’ group of major emerging global powers, the economic fortunes …

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