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ICC’s Henri D’Ambrières discusses the importance of reliable data on low risk trade finance in TXF

In a recent article for TXF, Henri D’Ambrières, Senior Technical Adviser on the ICC’s Trade Register, explains how the recent Trade Register findings provide the most comprehensive and conclusive evidence of low-risk trade finance to date. He explains that the data – which presents a particularly positive image of the trade finance industry – is …

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BNY Mellon and TXF host trade finance focused roundtable in Abu Dhabi

The financial landscape is undergoing a significant period of change, with banks facing heightened levels of regulation, the evolution of new technology capabilities introduced by fintechs, and ever-increasing client expectations. Furthermore, as a region heavily dependent on oil, the Middle East must also navigate low oil prices and subsequent budget deficits. Certainly, these are challenging …

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BNY Mellon talks blockchain technology in FX-MM

Activity in the fintech arena is hotting up, with a flurry of bank-fintech partnerships driving the exploration of the blockchain’s potential to streamline the payments process. In an Expert View article for FX-MM, Dhiru Tanna, Sales Officer, Treasury Services EMEA, BNY Mellon, discusses how the blockchain could transform the transaction space, and how 2016 could …

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Deutsche Bank’s Boon-Hiong Chan talks treasury in Asia

Having spoken about the importance of location at the 2015 ACTS Treasury Forum in Singapore, Boon-Hiong Chan, Director, Head of Market Advocacy, Asia Pacific, Deutsche Bank, expands on recent developments in various Asian treasury environments and their attractions as local treasury centre bases. From supply chain- and trade-related factors to regulatory, legal and tax variances, corporates must carefully …

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ICC release 2015 Trade Register, revealing low risk in trade finance

This year’s International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission’s Trade Register illustrates the favourable risk profile of trade finance. The ICC Trade Register – now in its fifth year – includes 13 million transactions from 2007-2014, and encompasses a total exposure of over US $7.6 trillion. The significant increase in data size for this year’s …

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Tradeweb’s Andrew Bernard writes in Regulation Asia about how regulation is accelerating uptake of e-trading

Regulation and innovation are working in concert to promote greater transparency, efficiency and liquidity in derivatives markets, says Andrew Bernard, head of Asia at Tradeweb, writing in Regulation Asia. Legislators around the world are working to realise the commitment made by G20 nations at Pittsburgh in 2009, which requires all standardised OTC-derivatives trades to be executed on electronic platforms, cleared …

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S&P’s December edition of Infrastructure Outlook looks to Paris for a future energy framework

As the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) draws to a close in Paris this week, Michael Wilkins, Managing Director of Infrastructure Finance and Head of Environmental Research at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P), explores the likely outcomes in this month’s Infrastructure Outlook. Wilkins suggests that COP21 success would be the realisation …

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S&P discusses the future of climate change ahead of COP21

As the world looks to the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris – COP21 – the future of a low-carbon global economy is high on the agenda. Governments will seek strategies to limit the rise of global temperatures – with a maximum of 2 degrees Celsius being the target. But making the jump to a …

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Tradeweb’s Andrew Bernard discusses the state of derivatives regulation in Futures and Options World

In response to the global financial crisis of 2008, policymakers around the world have set about reforming derivatives regulations to make the financial system stronger and more resilient, writes Andrew Bernard, head of Asia at Tradeweb, in Futures and Options World. To this end, the G20 Pittsburgh Summit called for standardised OTC derivatives to be subject to …

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UniCredit’s Michele Gentile argues for a collaborative response to KYC and KYT in GTFI

Know Your Customer (KYC) and Know Your Transaction (KYT) requirements are subjecting banks and their corporate clients to increasing pressure, writes Michele Gentile, head of FI clearing sales at UniCredit, in Global Treasury & Finance Insights. The regulations require banks to carry out detailed research into each of their counterparties – a demand which weighs heavily as corporates look …

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