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Commerzbank’s Angela Koll discusses the rise of the BPO in Treasury Today

In an interview with specialist financial publication, Treasury Today, Angela Koll, Vice President, Specialist Trade & Supply Chain Finance at Commerzbank, sets out the reasons why banks and companies are making ever greater use of the ‘Bank Payment Obligation’ (BPO). A BPO is a digitalised trade instrument that electronically matches data on trades, invoices and …

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UniCredit completes landmark first UK BPO live transaction

UniCredit, in collaboration with Commerzbank’s London offices, has carried out the first BPO live transaction – processing the export of a shipment of chemicals from Heraeus Metal Processing Ltd. to Ecocat Italia Srl, an automotive parts producer based in Genoa.  Previous transactions between the two were handled by open account invoice, secured by a bank …

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Commerzbank’s latest issue of FI.News explores the transformation of the banking landscape ahead of SIBOS 2016

Commerzbank has launched the latest issue of its newsletter, FI.News. The biannual publication offers a range of insights from the bank’s Financial Institutions experts, along with all the latest news, banking awards, people moves, and upcoming events. As the transaction banking world gears up for the 2016 SIBOS conference in Geneva, Dr Bernd Laber, Divisional …

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Commerzbank is ‘Best in transaction banking for the CEE region’ says the FT’s The Banker

Thanks to its unparalleled role in trade finance in the region, Commerzbank has been named ‘Best Bank in Central & Eastern Europe (CEE)’ in this year’s Transaction Banking Awards at the specialist magazine of the Financial Times, The Banker. Commerzbank’s ability to maintain strategic partnerships and its steadfast role in correspondent banking during times of increased international and regional …

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Ruediger Senft outlines Commerzbank’s commitment to sustainable trade in the UN’s flagship corporate sustainability publication

  In an exclusive contribution to the United Nations 2016 Global Compact Yearbook, Ruediger Senft, Head of Corporate Sustainability at Commerzbank, shows how trade can support sustainable development in the world economy. His article, ‘Sustainable Trade and the Role of the Banking Industry’, highlights the key role financial institutions can play in ensuring that the …

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Falcon’s Emma Clark says trade with emerging markets is essential post-Brexit in TFR

Although many UK companies haven’t considered trade with emerging markets in more than a generation, they present a consumer base of over half a billion people, with spending set to reach over US$20trn by 2020. Certainly, one silver lining of Brexit is that UK exporters will be encouraged to further afield to markets they were …

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Commerzbank’s new report on Sub-Saharan Africa makes its mark on the specialist press

Commerzbank has released a major new study on trade and economic prospects in Sub-Saharan Africa. The report, ‘Tackling the Headwinds after the Economic Turnaround’, shows that after a promising decade – marked by strong economic growth of around 5% per year, underpinned by booming trade in raw materials and inflows of foreign capital to infrastructure projects – …

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ICC’s Henri D’Ambrières in International Banker: Supporting trade in unstable regions

Henri D’Ambrières – Senior Technical Advisor on the Trade Register at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission – recently discussed how to support trade in unstable regions in International Banker. While many banks are de-risking and retreating from emerging markets, banks still operating in politically or economically unstable regions can actually capitalise on …

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World Finance names Commerzbank ‘Best Commercial Bank in Germany’

Recognising the years spent assisting German companies engage in international trade, leading magazine, World Finance, names Commerzbank ‘Best Commercial Bank, Germany’ in  yet another award for 2016. The magazine notes Commerzbank’s comprehensive range of products and services to over 100,000 German clients, its role as the country’s leading financer of SMEs, as well as its …

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Not on Olympic form? Commerzbank’s Thomas Krieger explains how Brazil can get back in trading shape in International Trade Magazine

As the Olympic opening ceremony takes place in Rio de Janeirio this Friday, all eyes will be on Brazil and its struggling economy. In an article for the latest issue of specialist commerce publication, International Trade Magazine, Thomas Krieger, regional head of Latin America at Commerzbank, explains that Brazil’s economy is tied to its export trade; …

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