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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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ICC establishes Supply Chain Finance terminologies

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has unveiled its new Standard Definitions for Techniques of Supply Chain Finance, in a cross-industry joint initiative with BAFT, the Euro Banking Association (EBA), Factors Chain International (FCI) and the International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA). The new set of definitions were launched at a panel discussion at an …

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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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Sir Michael Rake speaks to City AM on joining ICC in the UK

Sir Michael Rake has joined the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to chair its UK operation and strengthen the voice of UK business at a global level, as featured in City AM. He will draw on his expertise at BT Group and World Pay, as well as from his former roles as President of CBI, …

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Vijey Ananda named Commercial Director of the ICC Academy

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Academy announced the appointment of Vijey Ananda as its new Commercial Director. His role will focus on developing the Academy’s commercial functions – including strategic planning and executing sales and marketing programmes. Mr Ananda comes with over 17 years’ experience across the corporate banking industry – working at Standard Chartered …

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Commerzbank’s new East Asian heads covered by the specialist press

Commerzbank has announced the appointment of two new representatives for their offices in Taiwan and Vietnam. Hans-Kurt Schäfer (right) will head the bank’s representative office in Taipei, taking over from Thomas Debelic (left) who is to lead the Ho Chi Minh City base. Commenting on the move, Schäfer says: “I am excited to be returning …

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Commerzbank’s sustainable trade report makes a splash in the specialist press

The future of a sustainable world economy depends on mitigating ethical, social and environmental risks to trade. Commerzbank, having produced a major new report in March 2015 that identified the drivers of sustainable trade, has followed up with a second report on the subject this year. Titled Insights: Scenarios for the Future of Sustainable Trade, …

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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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ICC discusses the importance of professional education with Myanmar Business Today

John Danilovich, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) discusses the role of professional education in eradicating barriers to economic growth in emerging and developing markets in an article in Myanmar Business Today. Globalisation is swiftly evolving the global business world by opening the doors to trade between more diverse sets of countries. While this growth …

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Deutsche Bank appoints Willem Calame as new Head of Commodity Trade Finance, EMEA

Deutsche Bank recently appointed Willem Calame as Head of Commodity Trade Finance, EMEA (ex-Germany). Calame has enjoyed 14 years at Deutsche Bank in commodity finance, with broad experience in the Structured Commodity Trade Finance team in EMEA – where he specialised in Africa and worked under John MacNamara. In his new role – reporting to …

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