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Crown Agents Bank’s trade finance appointments covered in the specialist press

Crown Agents Bank has added two new Vice Presidents to its trade finance department. Kenton Hartwell brings 25 years of trade finance experience to Crown Agents Bank, and will focus on originating trade finance from exporters/beneficiaries and from the secondary market. He most recently held senior positions in the structured trade & commodity finance department …

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Richard Jones and Duarte Pedreira of Crown Agents Bank discuss emerging-market risks in The Banker

Faced with the regulatory compliance costs of high-risk jurisdictions, many banks have taken the derisking route – cutting down correspondent networks and retreating from certain markets. In the latest edition of The Banker, Richard Jones, CEO of Crown Agents Bank and Duarte Pedreira, the bank’s head of trade finance, offer their insights into the causes …

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Deutsche Bank publishes new guide to EU Payment Services Directive 2

Banks and payment providers will need to adapt their systems and processes to comply with the requirements of the new EU Directive on Payment Services (PSD2), according to a new guide published by Deutsche Bank, in collaboration with PPI AG, that explains the directive’s most important provisions, as well as its impact on the operations …

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Deutsche Bank’s Andrew Reid in The Paypers: B2B payment innovation is possible only through collaboration

Andrew Reid explains in The Paypers that collaboration is needed for banks to achieve the same level of transformation and convenience in the B2B space that they have already delivered in the retail banking space. In an interview previously published in the B2B Fintech: Payments, Supply Chain Finance & E-invoicing Guide 2016, Reid says that …

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ICC Banking Commission discusses trade finance and services sector growth in Euromoney

In a recent article in Euromoney, ICC Banking Commission’s Alexander Malaket – Deputy Head of the Executive Committee – and Hugo Verschoren, Technical Adviser, discuss the growth of service sector exports in relation to trade finance. In particular, both experts discuss how the trade finance industry needs to find the right way to finance services, …

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TFR reports on ICC UK’s Annual Trade Finance Conference

TFR recently reported on the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) United Kingdom’s 2016 Trade Finance Conference held in December. The conference covered a range of topics from Brexit, global economic uncertainty, and trade finance shortages, to regulation, compliance and the growth of digitisation. It provided a platform for trade finance figures in the UK and Europe …

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Deutsche Bank’s Anil Walia on the crucial role of supply chain finance in Procurement Leaders

In Procurement Leaders’ November/December 2016 issue, Anil Walia, EMEA Head Supply Chain Finance at Deutsche Bank, explains the crucial role supply chain finance can play in the buyer/supplier ecosystem, contributing to the benefit of all involved. Under the title “Ramping up the synergies in cash-poor times” Walia relates how many of the discussions in which …

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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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