Tag: economic research

Can Ethiopia and Kenya help build a closer regional neighbourhood? Commerzbank’s Christian Toben writes for Banker Africa

The countries of East Africa – led by Kenya and Ethiopia – need to integrate. In an article for Banker Africa, Commerzbank’s regional head argues that they can do so by investing in transport, energy and customs infrastructure.

Commerzbank launches the second 2017 issue of FI.News

The latest edition of Commerzbank’s newsletter for its financial institutions clients, released in time for Sibos, looks ahead to the future of finance and trade. Explore the Commerzbank 4.0 programme as it builds a future-proof bank. Discover the fruits of collaboration with fintechs. See how Commerzbank is bringing custody and collateral services into the modern …

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Crown Agents Investment Management’s appointment of Neil Michael covered in the specialist press

The senior position is responsible for macroeconomic and market analysis, as well as the design, management and communication of investment strategies. Michael brings over 20 years of experience in strategic and tactical asset allocation strategies, macroeconomic and market analysis, portfolio management and modelling, risk management, relationship management and investment communication. Read more on the appointment …

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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’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 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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Writing for The BRICS Post, Commerzbank’s Alexander Rost sees great things for India’s exporting future

In an exclusive opinion piece for specialist publication, The BRICS Post, Alexander Rost, Commerzbank’s regional head for the subcontinent and ASEAN countries, explores the successes of the Indian economy, and argues that it could reach new heights by expanding the profile of its export trade. Rost notes that, as a member of the ‘BRICS’ group …

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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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Writing for Property Week, S&P allays fears over investment in the UK’s private rental sector following Budget statement

With the release of the Chancellor’s Budget last month, new taxes on property raised concerns among UK investors. However, in an opinion piece for leading real estate magazine Property Week, Michael Wilkins, managing director of infrastructure finance at Standard and Poor’s, argues that the attractiveness of the UK’s private rental sector (PRS) is likely to …

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S&P navigates 2016’s shipping sector in the specialist press

This year is set to unleash stormy conditions for the global shipping industry. Writing in specialist shipping magazine Maritime Reporter, Izabela Listowska, Director at S&P Ratings, argues that overly large fleets are chasing too little trade and negative consequences for employment in the industry could be on the horizon. Meanwhile, a potential rebound in oil …

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