Tag Archive: global trade

Commerzbank awarded for its “significant contribution to sustainability” by Global Trade Review

The bank was highlighted in the magazine’s “Leaders in Trade 2016 Awards”. Ruediger Geis, Commerzbank’s Head Product Management Trade, comments: “We’re pleased to be recognised for our efforts in the sustainability field, and particularly honoured to be included among such high-calibre nominees. This award is testament to our dedication to corporate responsibility, strong sustainability standards, and …

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ICC UK’s Chris Southworth on why UK businesses need to think global in Director of Finance

In the latest edition of Director of Finance, ICC United Kingdom’s Secretary General, Chris Southworth, explains why it is a crucial time for UK businesses to find their voice and think global. Indeed, there are a number of global opportunities which businesses can tap into, but in order to do so they need to ensure …

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BNY Mellon’s Dominic Broom features in TFR’s roundtable discussion on how to reduce the trade finance gap

Due to increased compliance checks as part of heightened banking regulations, many banks are shying away from markets that might be regarded as “too expensive”. This has exacerbated an already large trade finance gap, which recent Asian Development Bank (ADB) figures quantify at US$1.6 trillion. In a TFR roundtable discussion which examines factors influencing the …

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ICC UK’s letter to the Financial Times: UK business must make the case for trade during exit talks

A letter from ICC UK’s Secretary General, Chris Southworth, has been published in the Financial Times. In response to the article, ‘Business should assume a hard Brexit’ – and indications that the UK Government will give up membership to the Single Market – the letter discusses the importance of making the case for free trade …

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ICC United Kingdom’s John Carroll disproves trade myths in City AM

John Carroll, Head of ICC United Kingdom’s Trade and investment Policy Committee, tackles the myths put forward about free trade in an article released in City AM earlier this week. With a growing anti-trade sentiment evident around the world, the article tackles five particular myths about free trade and also puts forward the case for …

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GTR Directory 2016 foreword: Deutsche Bank’s Daniel Schmand reflects on the year in global trade

Daniel Schmand, Deutsche Bank’s Global Head of Trade Finance, has written the foreword for this year’s GTR Directory 2016-2017 where he reflected on a somewhat turbulent year in global trade. Despite strong market headwinds resulting in a persistently challenging environment throughout the year, Schmand argued that trade finance providers who were able to keep pace …

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ICC United Kingdom’s John Carroll on the importance of reclaiming the global trade narrative in Financier Worldwide

In a recent article for Financier Worldwide, John Carroll, Head of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) United Kingdom’s Trade and Investment Policy Committee, makes the case for reclaiming the global trade narrative. Certainly, an anti-trade sentiment that has emerged in recent years, contributing to the rise of protectionist measures worldwide – evident in the …

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Report on ICC United Kingdom’s Summer Reception published in GTR

The latest issue of GTR reports on ICC United Kingdom’s Summer Reception, ‘trade, tax and geopolitics,’ held in May. In his keynote speech, Sir Martin Sorrell expressed his concerns about the Brexit debate, and explained why many businesses now see uncertainty as the new norm. The article also describes the panel discussions – highlighting the …

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Commerzbank’s experts talk to the FT’s The Banker about the importance of sustainable trade

In a video interview with The Banker – published by the Financial Times – Commerzbank’s experts, Ruediger Geis, Head Product Management Trade, and Ruediger Senft, Head of Corporate Responsibility, discuss how financial institutions play a decisive part in driving sustainability in world trade. Referring to a recent Commerzbank report, Insights: Scenarios for the Future of …

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ICC United Kingdom explains the importance of empowering UK corporates in GTNews

In a recent article for GTNews, Chris Southworth – Director at International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) UK – discusses why it is important for UK companies to have a global voice in an uncertain global economic environment. In the face of a number of uncertainties, including pressures on the global banking industry, market volatility, and …

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