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Deutsche Bank picks up two awards in Acquisition International’s 2016 Finance Awards programme

Deutsche Bank has been recognised with two accolades in Acquisition International’s (AI’s) 2016 Finance Awards programme: Best Commercial Banking Specialist 2016 for Asia Pacific for the Bank’s work supporting corporates in Asia Pacific, and with the Award for Excellence in Risk Management, Singapore. Winning not one, but two of AI’s prestigious and pioneering awards is …

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ICC’s Doina Buruiana discussing the global shortage of trade finance in International Banker

In the latest edition of International Banker, Doina Buruiana, Project Manager at ICC Banking Commission, discusses the various ways to address the global shortage of trade finance. In particular, with slowing trade growth and 61% of respondents to ICC’s 2016 Global Survey reporting a global shortage of trade finance, the industry needs to find ways …

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What’s happened to FDI in Sub-Saharan Africa? Commerzbank’s Christian Toben explains in Banker Africa magazine

In an op-ed for Banker Africa magazine, Christian Toben, regional head of Africa at Commerzbank, sets out the challenges facing foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to the continent, and looks for ways to bring them back up to scratch. FDI has been vital to the growth of Sub-Saharan Africa’s economies. Inflows were promising over the last …

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Commerzbank’s Petra Burckhardt explores blockchain’s value in trade finance in Global Trade magazine

‘Blockchain’ may be the financial services industry’s mantra of choice at the moment, but how can the technology realistically be applied to trade finance? That is the question Petra Burckhardt, Commerzbank’s Global Head, Product Management Trade Services, asks in Global Trade magazine. In her article, ‘Evolution, Not Revolution’, Burckhardt notes that the technology may indeed enhance …

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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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