Tag Archive: trade

ICC UK’s Sir Mike Rake discussing Brexit on the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme

Sir Mike Rake, Chair of ICC United Kingdom, appeared early this morning on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme. Interviewed by presenters John Humphrys and Sarah Montague, Sir Mike was first questioned on broadband investment and connectivity, and proceeded to discuss the importance of transitional arrangements and being “intensely practical” while the UK negotiates trade agreements …

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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 UK’s Chris Southworth discussing latest GDP figures and Brexit on Sky News

Earlier today, Chris Southworth, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) UK was interviewed on Sky News following the release of the latest UK GDP figures from the Office for National Statistics. The figures reveal that GDP grew by 0.5% in the three months to the end of September, down from the growth …

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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 UK on CNBC discussing why businesses are concerned about Brexit

Early yesterday morning ICC United Kingdom’s Secretary General, Chris Southworth, appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box Europe, explaining why British businesses are concerned about Brexit. In particular, Southworth explains how a miscommunication from government is of particular concern to businesses planning ahead. On a positive note, he comments that the Department for International Trade has already …

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iGTB’s Anand Pande cited in Trade & Forfaiting Review discussing world trade and the trend for de-risking

Anand Pande, Senior Adviser in Banking at iGTB and founder of the Growth Paradigm Partnership has been cited in Trade & Forfaiting Review in an editor’s piece on world trade and issues around de-risking and reduced correspondent banking networks. In a section of the article discussing widespread concerns that the world was shrinking away from …

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CWEIC’s Lord Marland in the Birmingham Post: With Commonwealth trade, Birmingham’s businesses have the edge

Chairman of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) Lord Marland has written an opinion piece in the Birmingham Post where he argued that Birmingham’s businesses have an advantage when it comes to exploring Commonwealth markets after the Brexit vote. To add to the Commonwealth Factor that UK companies already stand to benefit from with Commonwealth trade, Birmingham’s distinctive …

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Commerzbank’s first BPO transaction between China and Germany makes its mark on the specialist press

The Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) transaction covered the export of chemicals from China to Germany. The buyer, and Commerzbank’s client, was chemicals company TRIGON Chemie GmbH, based in Schlüchtern, near Frankfurt. The seller’s bank was the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) in Beijing. Transactions between the two were previously handled by documentary collection. …

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GTR Directory 2016 foreword: Deutsche Bank’s Daniel Schmand reflects on the year in global trade

Daniel Schmand, Deutsche Bank’s Global Head of Trade Finance, has written the foreword for this year’s GTR Directory 2016-2017 where he reflected on a somewhat turbulent year in global trade. Despite strong market headwinds resulting in a persistently challenging environment throughout the year, Schmand argued that trade finance providers who were able to keep pace …

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