Tag Archive: trade

In Trade Arabia, BNY Mellon’s Bana Akkad Azhari discusses how fintech can drive financial sector growth in the Middle East

  Technological innovation is changing the face of finance. In recent years fintech investment has reached new highs across the North America, Asia, and Europe. Now, fintech is gaining recognition across the Middle East – bringing with it the promise of enhanced efficiency, security and transparency. Moreover, banks in the region are propelling digital developments …

Continue reading »



Austria’s first BPO: Commerzbank’s landmark transaction covered by the specialist press

Commerzbank has reached a milestone in the digitalisation of the trade finance industry, having processed the first Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) deal in Austria. A BPO allows the automatic release of funds between banks based on the matching of electronic data. Companies are increasingly recognising the benefits of the trade instrument, which include faster communication …

Continue reading »



BNY Mellon’s Bana Akkad Azhari discusses how bank-fintech collaboration is creating opportunities for trade in the Middle East in Cash and Trade

Recent years have heralded a new, dynamic “fintech era”. Global investment in fintech has skyrocketed in recent years, yet, the vast majority of fintech investment originates from other regions, with the Middle East only accountable for 0.1% of the global total in 2016. However, fintech companies are increasingly looking at how new innovations can improve …

Continue reading »



Broadening export horizons: Commerzbank’s Agnes Vargas explores Myanmar and Vietnam in The Asset

Vietnam’s economic development has been driven by its export-led industries, and Myanmar looks set to follow in its footsteps. In a feature for leading Asian finance magazine The Asset, Agnes Vargas, Regional Head of Greater China and ASEAN, explains that continued economic progress in both countries will depend on diversifying trade beyond their traditional partner China …

Continue reading »



ICC United Kingdom’s Chris Southworth discussing UK trade negotiations on Sky News

This afternoon, ICC United Kingdom’s Secretary General, Chris Southworth, appeared on Sky News – commenting the importance of transitional arrangements during Brexit negotiations. The interview took place after the Confederation of British Industry strongly urged Government to keep Britain in the single market and customs union until a final Brexit deal with the European Union is …

Continue reading »



Europe’s “Best Trade Bank”: Commerzbank builds its track record in TFR’s awards

Commerzbank has been recognised by leading specialist publication Trade & Forfaiting Review as the “Best Trade Bank in Europe”. The accolade is the latest in a series of successes for Commerzbank in the magazine’s “Excellence in Trade Awards“, having taken the German title in 2016. Commerzbank’s Alexandre Bessy, Vice President, Advisor Trade Services, takes home the prize.



ICC UK’s latest podcast with US Council for International Business

This week’s ICC UK business podcast features Peter Robinson, CEO at the US Council for International Business (USCIB).  Peter discusses the Trump administration’s efforts to renegotiate the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the effects on US businesses, as well as growing protectionism and the US perspective on Brexit. To find out more, download …

Continue reading »



BNY Mellon’s Dominic Broom discusses how to fight protectionism and close the trade finance gap in CFO Innovation

In spite of recent challenges to growth, Asian trade has remained resilient (with ASEAN exports, for example, growing 12% from 2013 to 2016 to reach US$875 billion). Yet, where world trade once grew at twice the rate of GDP, the WTO’s forecast for world trade growth in 2016 was a rate of just 1.7% – …

Continue reading »



ICC UK’s Chris Southworth on Manchester business opportunities in GM Business Connect

ICC United Kingdom’s Chris Southworth highlights the challenges and opportunities facing Manchester’s business community for GM Business Connect magazine, in a joint commentary with the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. In a post-Brexit environment, there is plenty that businesses around Manchester can do to protect their interests – including increasing the levels of engagement in …

Continue reading »



Commerzbank awarded for its “significant contribution to sustainability” by Global Trade Review

The bank was highlighted in the magazine’s “Leaders in Trade 2016 Awards”. Ruediger Geis, Commerzbank’s Head Product Management Trade, comments: “We’re pleased to be recognised for our efforts in the sustainability field, and particularly honoured to be included among such high-calibre nominees. This award is testament to our dedication to corporate responsibility, strong sustainability standards, and …

Continue reading »



Page 2 of 912345...Last »