Tag: trade finance

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 crosses new trading frontiers as part of the Marco Polo blockchain project

The multi-bank initiative seeks to apply distributed ledger technology to trade finance. News of Marco Polo’s successful proof of concept was covered in Global Trade Review, Market Business News, Trade & Export Finance, Bobsguide, Banking Technology, Fintech Futures, Finextra, Blockchain News, Coindesk, CoinTelegraph, Toinnov, Enterprise Times, FSTech, Pyments, and Trade Finance Global.

Trade makes the world go round – find out how Commerzbank helps in its new video

Commerzbank’s new video explains the significance of world trade and the important role the bank plays. Frank-Oliver Wolf, Head of CTS Sales Germany, outlines the bank’s global presence, and Enno-Burghard Weitzel, Head of CTS & FI Product Management Trade Services, shows how it is ushering in the new technologies that are revolutionising trade finance. Watch …

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Commerzbank’s Agnes Vargas explores Pacific trade in an article for FTSE Global Markets

As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) finds its feet, Agnes Vargas, Regional Head, Greater China & ASEAN at Commerzbank, looks to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as another means of facilitating trade in the Pacific.

Strength in numbers: UniCredit’s Raphael Barisaac argues in Euromoney that all banks need to invest in the digitalisation of the trade finance space if the potential of new technology is to be realised

Although banks like talking about bringing digital services to trade finance, Euromoney’s annual trade finance survey 2018 revealed that few banks are currently actually using new technologies in their product offerings. Commenting on these results, Raphael Barisaac, global co-head of trade finance at UniCredit, argued all banks need to invest in digital agendas if the …

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What are the advantages of creating a deep secondary market for trade finance assets? UniCredit’s Luca Corsini discusses in Euromoney

Though evidence suggests there is no longer a trade finance gap in Europe, the Asian Development Bank’s estimate that a global funding gap of $1.5 trillion still remains, makes it clear that this is not the case at a global level. One proposed solution is to create a deep secondary market for trade finance assets – …

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What were the key lessons learned at Sibos 2017? UniCredit’s Global Co-Head of Trade Finance, and Global Head of Cash Management explore:

Sibos 2017 came and went in a flash. But what were the key messages from the event? Writing in TMI, Raphael Barisaac, UniCredit’s Global Co-Head of Trade Finance, and Cédric Derras, UniCredit’s Global Head of Cash Management, reflected on the event: “After years of preoccupation with regulation and compliance, the industry is once again gearing up …

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Crown Agents Bank’s choice of trade finance fintech platform, CCRManager, covered in the specialist press

Crown Agents Bank has become the latest global financial institution to sign up to trade finance risk distribution platform, Capital and Credit Risk Manager (CCRM). Moorgate secured news coverage in Trade & Export Finance and Trade & Receivables Finance News.

Commerzbank’s Angela Koll praises the BPO in BCR’s 2018 Supply Chain Finance Report

Speaking at BCR’s 2018 Supply Chain Finance Summit, Angela Koll, Specialist, Trade & Supply Chain Finance at Commerzbank, offers her views in this year’s edition of the Supply Chain Finance Report, which accompanies the event. On pages 27-28, Koll highlights the value that the Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) can bring to the industry.

Trade finance industry collaboration set to grow in 2018 says UniCredit’s Adeline de Metz in GTR

Looking back at trade finance trends that emerged in 2017 – and taking a view on the year ahead – Adeline de Metz, Global Co-Head of Trade Finance at UniCredit, writes in GTR that there is a resurgent appetite for growth among banks after a period of caution marked by regulatory and compliance concerns such …

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