Tag: international trade

Deutsche Bank publishes new guide to EU Payment Services Directive 2

Banks and payment providers will need to adapt their systems and processes to comply with the requirements of the new EU Directive on Payment Services (PSD2), according to a new guide published by Deutsche Bank, in collaboration with PPI AG, that explains the directive’s most important provisions, as well as its impact on the operations …

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Deutsche Bank’s Andrew Reid in The Paypers: B2B payment innovation is possible only through collaboration

Andrew Reid explains in The Paypers that collaboration is needed for banks to achieve the same level of transformation and convenience in the B2B space that they have already delivered in the retail banking space. In an interview previously published in the B2B Fintech: Payments, Supply Chain Finance & E-invoicing Guide 2016, Reid says that …

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What’s happened to FDI in Sub-Saharan Africa? Commerzbank’s Christian Toben explains in Banker Africa magazine

In an op-ed for Banker Africa magazine, Christian Toben, regional head of Africa at Commerzbank, sets out the challenges facing foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to the continent, and looks for ways to bring them back up to scratch. FDI has been vital to the growth of Sub-Saharan Africa’s economies. Inflows were promising over the last …

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BNY Mellon’s Cihat Takunyaci and Margaret Guevara explore the opportunities that could be leveraged through a strong Turkey-Mexico trading relationship

Trade between Turkey and Mexico is gathering momentum, increasing 15 fold between 1999 and 2015. Writing, in Cash and Trade, Cihat Takunyaci, BNY Mellon’s Country Manager for Turkey, and Margaret Guevara, BNY Mellon’s Head of Sales and Relationship Management, suggest the full potential of Turkey-Mexico trading opportunities is yet to be realised. Trading potential in industries …

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BNY Mellon features in Euromoney article on the changing face of transaction banking and the surge in banking alliances

Correspondent banking is a crucial facilitator for international trade, yet due to a number of factors – including compliance demands, many banks are being forced to withdraw from some of their correspondent banking relationships. In Euromoney, BNY Mellon’s Dominic Broom (Head of Treasury Services EMEA) explains how correspondent banking has moved towards selective specialism, with non-compete local-global bank alliances …

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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 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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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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