Tag: trade

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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BNY Mellon examines fintech’s impact on the trading arena in TXF

As technology innovation occurs at an increasingly rapid pace, even the traditionally slower to adapt trade sector is becoming ever-more used to change and is subsequently far more responsive and inclined to be receptive to innovative solutions than in the recent past. In the Sibos edition of TXF‘‘s The TXF Chronicle, Dominic Broom, Head of Treasury …

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BNY Mellon’s Italy client advisory panel featured in GTR

The global transaction banking landscape continues to transform at an astonishing rate, with developments in technology, shifting trade corridors and economic influence, and new regulatory demands all contributing to a trade arena that is undergoing significant change. At a BNY Mellon-hosted roundtable in Verona, GTR magazine sat down with a number of Italian banks to …

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Commerzbank’s Alexander Rost explores the role of banks in Bangladesh’s development for Trade and Forfaiting Review

Bangladesh’s economic story is remarkable. The country’s poverty rate has halved since 2000, and its development target of becoming a “middle-income economy” by 2021 has already been met. Bangladesh is therefore looking forward to a brighter future. But securing that future means Bangladesh needs better infrastructure to diversify exports, maintain trade, and ensure a stable …

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Commerzbank launches October issue of FI.News at Sibos

Commerzbank has released its latest issue of its biannual newsletter, FI.News, which is available in both print and interactive e-book format. The newsletter offers a range of insights from Commerzbank’s Financial Institutions experts, along with all the latest news, views and updates. This edition focuses on the “conundrum” of compliance in the financial world – how to …

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