Tag Archive: economic growth

Natixis’ Abhishek Desphande examines Saudi’s economic diversification plans for City AM

  Despite Saudi Arabia’s determination to overcome its oil revenue dependency, Abhishek Deshpande, senior oil analyst, Natixis, remains unconvinced by Vision 2030 – an ambitious programme that sets out Saudi Arabia’s plans to diversify. Writing for City AM, Deshpande highlights the factors that have led to calls for Saudi’s economic renewal: slowing growth, vast government …

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Commerzbank’s Robert von Oldershausen examines the resilience of Chile’s economy for FTSE Global Markets

In an article for leading financial magazine, FTSE Global Markets, Robert von Oldershausen, Commerzbank’s Senior Relationship Manager for FI Latin America, explores the economy of Chile, and assesses its capacity to weather current challenges. The article notes that Chile has been at the forefront of Latin American economic growth since the 1980s, posting impressive rates …

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Where next for Croatia’s trade? Commerzbank looks at the country’s business environment in European Business magazine

The past year has seen a host of new political and economic developments for Croatia. A business-friendly government, a supportive banking sector, and a return to economic growth have all boosted the outlook for import and export trade. According to Nicolas Adamovich, President of the German-Croatian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and Senior Representative at …

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Commerzbank looks towards a modern Bangladeshi economy in World Finance Magazine

Bangladesh’s economy continues to make progress, and is looking to cement its new status as a middle-income country. Writing in leading magazine, World Finance, Commerzbank’s Alexander Rost, Regional Head Indian Subcontinent & ASEAN, suggests that, to achieve this, a diversified economy is essential. This will require expanding new industries, reducing Bangladesh’s traditional overdependence on the …

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S&P explores the lost infrastructure opportunity in the latest edition of Partnerships Bulletin

Despite the great need to build and maintain infrastructure to stimulate economic growth, governments in the EU, on the whole, are shying away from providing the necessary funding – mainly due to the high risks and high costs involved. This was the conclusion of Michael Wilkins, Managing Director of Infrastructure Finance at Standard & Poor’s, …

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New era, new challenges: Commerzbank looks to Croatia’s future in regional publication

This year marks 25 years of an independent Croatia. It also marks a possible turning point in its political future, as a new coalition government, headed by a technocrat prime minister, takes the reigns. Yet Croatia’s economic footing is not so secure. Six years of recession hit the country hard, and GDP growth was only …

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The Centre for Entrepreneurs discusses how 2015 was a record year for start-up formation

According to the Centre for Entrepreneurs – the entrepreneurs’ think tank – 2015 was a record year for start-up formation in the UK, with a total of 608,100 new businesses started. The Centre has analysed the latest Companies House data, revealing that the UK has managed to sustain the growth trend in company formation despite the …

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Commerzbank’s Axel Bommersheim explores Central Asia’s new ‘Silk Road’ for FX-MM Magazine

Central Asia and Mongolia have witnessed tremendous economic development, rapid industrialisation and high foreign investment over the past two decades – offering new opportunities for global businesses to increase their trade with the region. Thus, corporates are now looking to capitalise on initiatives for the new ‘Silk Road’, which will see better trade corridors connecting …

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Commerzbank’s Alexander Rost explores the role of banks in Bangladesh’s development for Trade and Forfaiting Review

Bangladesh’s economic story is remarkable. The country’s poverty rate has halved since 2000, and its development target of becoming a “middle-income economy” by 2021 has already been met. Bangladesh is therefore looking forward to a brighter future. But securing that future means Bangladesh needs better infrastructure to diversify exports, maintain trade, and ensure a stable …

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The Centre for Entrepreneurs launch ‘From Ebb to Flow’ whitepaper on entrepreneurialism reviving seaside towns

The Centre for Entrepreneurs Monday hosted the launch of its key whitepaper From Ebb to Flow: How Entrepreneurs Can Turn the Tide for Britain’s Seaside Towns. Four key entrepreneurs featured in the report were involved in a panel discussion chaired by Matthew Rock, one of the whitepaper’s authors. From left to right these were Rich …

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