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CAB’s newly appointed Duarte Pedreira and Colin Westlake are leading the charge in emerging markets

Crown Agents Bank (CAB) has made two senior appointments as part of its strategy to become the leading trade and correspondent bank for emerging markets. The bank has appointed Duarte Pedreira as Head of Trade Finance to help invigorate a growing, bespoke trade finance service for emerging market clients, particularly in Africa and the Caribbean. Meanwhile, Colin Westlake has …

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ICC Banking Commission discusses the growth of digitisation of trade finance in GTNews

In a recent article for GTNews, David Bischof, Senior Policy Manager at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission, explains why trade finance must move towards digitisation in the industry. Indeed, according to ICC’s latest Global Survey on Trade Finance, there has been a slow uptake of digitisation, in part due to the size …

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Commerzbank’s Christian Toben sees demographic dividends on the Sub-Saharan African horizon in Jeune Afrique

The UN hopes for “full and productive employment by 2030”. Writing for leading African political and economic magazine Jeune Afrique, Christian Toben, Regional Head of Africa at Commerzbank, notes that any chance of hitting this ambitious target will depend on the continent – home to about half of the additional global workforce expected over the …

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Commerzbank scoops the award for “Best Trade Finance Bank in CEE & CIS” in bne Intellinews

bne Intellinews, the magazine focusing on business, economic and political news in emerging markets, has recognised Commerzbank as the “Best Bank for Trade Finance” in both Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). In the magazine’s latest issue, Holger Kautzky, Commerzbank’s Head of Financial Institutions, calls the award “a testament …

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ICC Global Survey featured in The Banker

The International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) Banking Commission’s 2016 Global Survey on Trade Finance has been featured in an article in The Banker. With a considerable shortage of trade finance, asset managers are showing greater interest in providing financial support for global trade, as digitisation opens up the market to these new players – particularly …

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Commerzbank’s Christian Toben tests the economic waters in African Business magazine

In a feature for African Business magazine, the regional head of Africa at Commerzbank, Christian Toben, offers his perspective on the challenges facing Sub-Saharan African economies. After a “decade of considerable economic progress” countries across the region have been hit hard by weak commodity prices. Revenues from a host of key resources – from oil, coal and gas to …

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Specialist press cover Deutsche Bank’s trade finance hire of David Herbert

  Deutsche Bank has made a significant hire to its Trade Finance London team. David Herbert rejoins Deutsche Bank after five years with Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML), where he latterly headed the Western European Trade Sales team. David has over 30 years banking experience and spent the majority of his career in a …

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Specialist press cover Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council and Ship Owners Association of Nigeria’s joint Maritime event

The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) and the Ship Owners Association of Nigeria’s (SOAN) joint event “The Future of the Maritime Industry in Nigeria” at Marlborough House on 28th September was featured in All About Shipping, Hellenic Shipping News, Oil, Gas and Shipping Magazine, Marine Link, This Day and Marine Network. Investors, business leaders …

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ICC Banking Commission’s 2016 Global Survey reported in Moneyweb

Following the release of ICC Banking Commission’s 2016 Global Survey on Trade Finance, Moneyweb – the tier-one South African publication – has reported on the latest Survey’s findings. The Survey found that SMEs bear the brunt of the global shortage of trade finance, facing 58% of rejections for trade finance proposals. In addition, the rate …

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iGTB’s Anand Pande discusses challenging times for trade finance providers in this year’s Trade Finance Sibos Special Edition

Anand Pande, Senior Banking Advisor to iGTB and Founder of the Growth Paradigm Partnership, has written a feature in the 2016 Sibos Special Edition of Trade Finance magazine where he talked about the challenging environment for banks providing trade finance – where macro-economic factors, regulatory pressures and non-bank fintech providers are all contributing to a …

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