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Birmingham and Bristol Business Post features Oliver Everett on CommonwealthFirst

The Birmingham and Bristol Business Post has published an article by Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) CEO Oliver Everett discussing CommonwealthFirst, a major new initiative aimed at boosting UK SME exports to high-growth Commonwealth markets. Everett points out that UK SMEs, vital contributors to the UK economy, are collectively failing to take advantage of …

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BNY Mellon features in three articles in the latest edition of TFR

The latest edition of TFR features thought-leadership contributions from three key BNY Mellon spokespeople across three separate articles. In an exclusive piece, BNY Mellon chief currency strategist, Simon Derrick, discusses how there is plenty to suggest that the yen, rather than the euro, will weaken if levels of risk tolerance improve. To read this article …

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New era, new challenges: Commerzbank looks to Croatia’s future in regional publication

This year marks 25 years of an independent Croatia. It also marks a possible turning point in its political future, as a new coalition government, headed by a technocrat prime minister, takes the reigns. Yet Croatia’s economic footing is not so secure. Six years of recession hit the country hard, and GDP growth was only …

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Falcon Group hosts roundtable on boosting British exports

Falcon Group recently hosted a roundtable discussion in London to explore the exporting landscape – examining the challenges, opportunities as well as solutions for long-term growth and boosting British exports. The roundtable, chaired by GTR, covered a number of topics, including the role of education in encouraging exporting, the impact of regulation on British exports, …

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Commerzbank’s new East Asian heads covered by the specialist press

Commerzbank has announced the appointment of two new representatives for their offices in Taiwan and Vietnam. Hans-Kurt Schäfer (right) will head the bank’s representative office in Taipei, taking over from Thomas Debelic (left) who is to lead the Ho Chi Minh City base. Commenting on the move, Schäfer says: “I am excited to be returning …

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Commerzbank’s sustainable trade report makes a splash in the specialist press

The future of a sustainable world economy depends on mitigating ethical, social and environmental risks to trade. Commerzbank, having produced a major new report in March 2015 that identified the drivers of sustainable trade, has followed up with a second report on the subject this year. Titled Insights: Scenarios for the Future of Sustainable Trade, …

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Fintech and the trading sector: BNY Mellon in GTR

Recognition of the potential value fintech could present is creating a growing fervour throughout the banking industry. And while the trading space has always been regarded as somewhat slow when it comes to embracing and adopting new innovations, it is far more receptive to developments and more inclined to accept new solutions – particularly those …

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ICC release 2015 Trade Register, revealing low risk in trade finance

This year’s International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission’s Trade Register illustrates the favourable risk profile of trade finance. The ICC Trade Register – now in its fifth year – includes 13 million transactions from 2007-2014, and encompasses a total exposure of over US $7.6 trillion. The significant increase in data size for this year’s …

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ICC discusses the need of diversified funding options for SMEs in World Commerce Review

Despite playing a vital role in facilitating trade – both as principal traders and as part of global supply chains – small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are struggling to access funding. Indeed, data from ICC’s latest Global Survey on Trade Finance – which surveyed 482 banks across 112 countries – shows that SMEs are finding …

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