Tag: trade finance

Ground-Breaking ICC Academy goes live

The International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) educational platform, the ICC Academy has gone live – providing millions of business professionals and students around the globe with access to a new standard in business education. Commonwealth Bank of Australia, DBS, OCBC Bank, Banco Santander, and Standard Bank have been announced as “early adopters” of ICC Academy …

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ICC highlights the unique role of SMEs as boosters of trade in TXF

Following the release of its 2015 Global Survey on trade finance, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) talks to TXF about the importance of securing financing for SMEs in order to boost global trade. Vincent O’Brain, chair of the ICC Banking Commission Market Intelligence, discusses the impact of trade finance gaps and regulatory initiatives on …

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Commerzbank’s Barbara Herbert and Michael Rugilo discuss trade prospects with RMB for Trade & Export Finance

As RMB gains traction as a world currency, the opportunities for cross-border trade with China and within Asia  continue to grow. But in the light of recent media coverage of a devaluing currency and slowing Chinese growth, what can corporations do to secure and advance their trade operations using RMB? Barbara Herbert, renminbi specialist and Michael …

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James Binns, Deutsche Bank, discusses Financial Supply Chains in Global Banking & Finance Review

James Binns, Managing Director, Head of Working Capital, EMEA, Deutsche Bank, writes on financial supply chain solutions for the bi-annual print version of Global Banking and Finance Review. Binns explains how this stable form of financing can improve supply chain relationships, and mitigate risk by enhancing visibility over the financing throughout the supply chain environment …

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Deutsche Bank releases research on how supply chain financing strengthens trade

In its recent whitepaper, Deutsche Bank explores how supply chain finance solutions offer an internal, secure source of funding that strengthens rather than weakens the supply chain environment, guarantees ethical financial treatment of trading counterparts of all sizes, and optimises use of working capital. The whitepaper explains how these solutions offer the following benefits- and how such …

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BPL Global’s Dubai office opening makes a splash in the specialist press

BPL Global, the specialist credit and political risk insurance broker, last week announced that it will open a representative office in Dubai. The opening takes the number of BPL Global offices to five – joining London, Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong. The Global network – created by BPL Global and bringing together a number of …

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Deutsche Bank’s Daniel Schmand in GTR on his vision for the ICC

In this month’s GTR, the magazine asked Daniel Schmand – Head of Trade Finance & Cash Management Corporates EMEA at Deutsche Bank, and the new chair of the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) Banking Commission – about his plans for the latter. Daniel answered questions on the challenges facing trade finance, his views on alternative financiers …

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In Banking Technology, Deutsche Bank’s James Binns talks risk mitigation through strengthening supply chains

Head of Working Capital, EMEA at Deutsche Bank, James Binns, explains how supply chain financing can be utilised to generate internal sources of funding and buffer shocks from various sources. With geopolitical uncertainty on the rise, stable sources of liquidity and improved supply chain health are more in demand than ever, and can be created through …

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Commerzbank making headway towards digitisation – Angela Koll in Gtnews

As trade moves into the digital era, treasurers are increasingly demanding contemporary solutions from their banks to save time and money. As such, in a guest opinion for gtnews, Angela Koll, Product Manager Trade Services Advisory at Commerzbank, explains how the Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) has real potential to bring trade finance into the electronic …

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Commerzbank in Trade Financing Matters: the great bank retreat

This week, Frank Carr-Allinson, Head of Trade Services Advisory at Commerzbank, writes for Trade Financing Matters on how increasing compliance costs are causing many banks to scale back their correspondent banking networks – and what this means for global trade. To read the full article please click here