Tag: trade finance

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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Nancy So, Deutsche Bank, discusses managing regulatory developments and trade in Asia in The Asian Banker

In The Asian Banker, Nancy So – Deutsche Bank’s Head of Institutional Cash Asia Pacific – discusses developments in the Asian market and the surge in sustainable growth. She explains that this growth is coupled by the rise of e-commerce in Asia, which remains unbeaten in its rate of expansion. This could provide a huge …

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Daniel Schmand and Marcus Sehr on Deutsche Bank’s wins from EMEA Finance’s Treasury Awards

In EMEA Finance, Daniel Schmand, Head of Trade Finance & Cash Management Corporates EMEA, and Marcus Sehr, Global Head of Institutional Cash, comment on Deutsche Bank’s significant wins in the EMEA Finance Awards 2015. The wins included: ‘Best Transactional Bank for Financial Institutions in Europe’, ‘Best Treasury Services in Europe’ and ‘Best Trade Finance Services …

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Falcon Group’s forfaiting hires covered by the specialist press

Falcon Group has announced the appointment of three senior originators to develop its forfaiting capabilities: Ray Webb, Martin Betts and Keith McConnell. The new hires from Deutsche Forfait AG will be responsible for delivering a range of forfaiting services and proposing Falcon’s existing solutions across their extensive network of international relationships. Based in London, the …

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