Trade Finance

Farewell to trade barriers?

At the close of an extraordinary year, eyes are on growth forecasts for 2021 as economies climb out of Covid-19. But for these to materialise, trade needs to move back towards multilateralism, explains Dr Rebecca Harding
  • Trade finance, Export finance

    Building healthcare

    Well before the advent of Covid-19, plans were under way for better healthcare infrastructure in Côte d’Ivoire to support GDP growth momentum. flow reports on a project to build hospitals and additional facilities in the towns of Aboisso and Adzopé READ MORE
  • Trade finance, Companies

    Sustainable latex from Cameroon

    Allegations related to environmental and social issues in Halcyon Agri’s Cameroon rubber plantations attracted headlines until they were addressed through its Corrie MacColl subsidiary. flow´s Clarissa Dann reports on how sustainable finance helps the firm set industry standards in rubber READ MORE
  • Trade finance

    Trade and the virus

    As Covid-19 sends global trade growth backwards, and accelerates nationalism, speculation mounts as to what the recovery might look like in a world where the arms trade tops the industry trade growth charts. Dr Rebecca Harding shares insights from Coriolis Technologies READ MORE


  • Trade Finance, Macro and markets

    Germany’s lockdown lending

    flow talks to KfW’s Ingrid Hengster, who provides insights into the development bank’s partnership with the Germany government and commercial banking sector to support German businesses READ MORE
  • Trade finance

    Financing trade’s recovery

    While Covid-19 has shaken trade and trade finance, the industry has the essentials to ride out the storm. The key is to build on momentum gathered since the outbreak and build out the framework for the industry’s long-term digital evolution, explains Deutsche Bank’s Russell Brown READ MORE
  • Trade finance

    A new era for Indian energy

    With India’s energy consumption poised to grow at almost 5% annually over the next decade, Clarissa Dann talks to the leadership team at Nayara Energy about realising the potential of its systemically important oil refineries READ MORE
  • Trade finance

    Waves of change

    flow reports on a joint EY-ITFA event that took a closer look at how banks and corporates are responding to theCovid-19 crisis, supporting their business and clients, and what lies in store for the industry’s evolution in coming years READ MORE
  • Trade finance

    Under the rainbow

    Floods, political upheaval and investor caution have created infrastructure shortfalls in much of Latin America. Ivan Castano Freeman reviews project progress, re-routed trade flows, and opportunities for banks and export credit agencies 

  • Trade finance

    Call for capacity

    Trade finance shortages remain a barrier to developing world economic growth, as the gap between the perception and actual level of transaction risk widens. Tackling this is an ongoing priority, says the WTO’s Marc Auboin READ MORE
  • Trade finance, Covid-19, China dossier

    Lessons from the East: Adapt and survive

    Covid-19 has upended supply as economies move away from just-in-time procurement. Deutsche Bank’s trade and country experts examine general lessons for German exporters from China’s recovery READ MORE

    Covid-19 and commodities

    Covid-19 has shaken up the world’s commodities sector. Reduced demand from an economic slowdown has meant falling prices, lack of investment, and logistics log jams. Clarissa Dann reviews Deutsche Bank research and highlights overall READ MORE
  • Trade Finance

    Saving trade: Covid-19 and force majeure

    As the Covid-19 pandemic wreaks havoc on economies and communities – and ultimately global trade, what is the impact on trade finance and supply chains? Geoffrey Wynne explains READ MORE
  • Trade Finance

    Journey into simplicity

    How will India’s meet its US$5trn GDP target in the next five years? And what role will financiers, government reform and technology have in making this happen? Clarissa Dann reports on GTR’s one-day conference in Mumbai READ MORE
  • Cash management

    Corporate tips for navigating Covid-19

    COVID-19 has precipitated a global shock that poses significant risk for business. To assist in this situation, Deutsche Bank’s Capital Markets Strategy team provides a detailed checklist for operational, funding and risk management functions READ MORE
  • Macro and markets, trade finance, cash management

    End of the tunnel

    With light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel nearer for some regions than others, flow’s Clarissa Dann examines the pandemic’s economic impact and responses as households and firms plan for the eventual recovery

  • Cash management, news

    Covid-19 update: information sources

    In addition to Deutsche Bank’s daily bulletins with updates and information in the developing Covid-19 pandemic, coronavirus resource centres and toolkits have been launched by organisations around the world READ MORE
  • Technology, Cash Management

    From the engine room

    Almost overnight, Deutsche Bank relocated more than 65.000 of its employees to working from home locations ahead of Covid-19 lockdown. flow reports on operational resilience and business continuity management READ MORE
  • Macro and markets, cash management, trade finance

    Coping with Covid-19

    With the coronavirus now pronounced a pandemic by the World Health Organisation and lockdown imposed on more regions and cities, what will be the impact on the global economy? flow reviews extracts from Deutsche Bank research READ MORE
  • Trade Finance, technology

    Digitising trade in India

    The digital revolution is picking up pace as importers and exporters demand more efficiency. Chito Santiago of The Asset talked to Deutsche Bank trade experts in Mumbai about how banks are responding READ MORE
  • Trade Finance, technology

    Unblocking Indian trade

    When banks support Indian importers and exporters, central bank regulation specifies various documentary procedures. These can inadvertently delay the movement of the goods in and out of the country, despite digitalisation efforts so far. flow reports on an award-winning solution READ MORE
  • Trade Finance

    Joining the dots

    Can attractive supply chain finance pricing drive sustainable behaviour? And when are trade payables really debt? Clarissa Dann reports on key discussion topics at the 2020 BCR Supply Chain Finance Summit in Amsterdam READ MORE
  • Trade Finance, Cash management

    Bumpy road or motorway?

    After LIBOR, digitalisation and future proofing were among the “trends to shape a new decade” discussed by delegates at the 2020 BAFT Global Annual Meeting in Frankfurt READ MORE
  • Trade Finance

    Syntagma Square synergies in trade

    With more than 300 at the EBRD’s TFP Forum 2019, it was clear that trade finance-starved economies need a trade leg-up now more than ever. Clarissa Dann reports from Athens READ MORE
  • Trade Finance

    After the perfect storm

    flow reports on how a seven-year reserve-based lending solution positioned oil producer Noreco for growth in a two-year turnaround journey READ MORE
  • Trade Finance

    Has trade had the T-shirt?

    While economics tells us trade is good for GDP growth, how good is it for the planet? The environmental impact of trade journeys from point of origin to what is often a recycling centre can sometimes be overlooked, says trade economist Dr Rebecca Harding READ MORE
  • Trade Finance

    Back from the brink

    As the International Trade & Forfaiting Association met in Budapest for its 46th Annual Conference, flow reports on how heads of trade agree that in times of economic stress, flight to trade finance instruments of trust seems to be on the rise READ MORE
  • Trade Finance

    Chain reaction

    In an environment where global supply chains connect large and small enterprises and where real-time payments are becoming the norm, supply chain finance – empowered by intuitive data analysis – comes into its own, explains Enrico Camerinelli READ MORE
  • Trade Finance

    Across the Great Divide

    Trade economist Dr Rebecca Harding reflects on the US Exim Bank’s annual spring conference compared with the ICC Banking Commission event in Beijing and notes how polarised attitudes to trade have become READ MORE
  • Trade Finance

    Why the G7 matters

    Trade economist Rebecca Harding notes that while G7 members discuss trade tensions and the wildfires of the Amazon in France, the ability to talk a common language when cooperation is need more than ever remains elusive READ MORE
  • Trade Finance

    A refined approach

    Were it not for China’s economic reforms, Ma Zhi Qing would still be running a farm. Today he leads a multi-billion-dollar petrochemical corporate. Clarissa Dann visited the team to hear more about Shandong Qingyuan’s growth story READ MORE
  • Trade Finance

    The nuts and bolts of trade

    How dependent is Europe, in particular Germany, on the rest of the world to buy its machinery and engineering exports? Rebecca Harding unpicks some complex supply chains READ MORE
  • Trade Finance

    Many rivers to cross

    As China’s role on the global stage expands, Bank of China’s Yunfei Liu talks to flow about the foundations needed to build bridges in international trade READ MORE
  • Trade Finance

    Closer inspection

    flow explains how the new update to the Wolfsberg Principles has provided greater clarity on client due diligence and risk-based checks in open account trade and bank to bank trade loans READ MORE
  • Trade Finance

    Under the hood

    Worldwide car sales have stood still for the past two years, and electric vehicle technology continues to disrupt. Rebecca Harding investigates what is going on in the individualised transport industry READ MORE
  • Trade Finance

    Beyond the invoice

    Supply chain finance is growing at 20% a year, with around US$2tn in payables available for financing. But how can this be made safer and more sustainable – and accessible to SMEs? READ MORE
  • Trade Finance

    More firepower

    As customers of Deutsche Bank’s structured commodity trade finance (SCTF) services return for more liquidity, flow highlights key deals from 2018 in a journey from the North Sea to Greater China READ MORE
  • Trade Finance

    Sunset to Sunrise

    Much has been said about North Sea oil having had its heyday. Clarissa Dann looks at how reserve-based lending is supporting the smaller independent oil producers that are thriving in the region READ MORE
  • Trade Finance

    Investing in ASEAN 2019−20

    This Investing in ASEAN guide, now in its eighth year, addresses the opportunities for overseas investors and charts this trading bloc’s remarkable growth READ MORE
  • Trade Finance

    Trade adventure

    International Trade and Forfaiting Association Chair Sean Edwards explains how the United Nations, with the Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records, gives cause for optimism READ MORE
  • Trade finance

    Frontline economics

    In an environment where banking products are becoming increasingly commoditised, providers seek to differentiate their offerings with outstanding client experience. Stefan Hoops shares his perspective READ MORE
  • Trade Finance

    Market makeover

    Ghana’s Kumasi Market is undergoing a makeover. flow tells the story of a project involving three governments, a Brazilian contractor and Deutsche Bank’s Structured Trade & Export Finance team READ MORE
  • Trade Finance

    Combating cyber crime

    Risks from external and internal threats have evolved and cyber criminals have become increasingly sophisticated. How is the financial services industry keeping its head above water? The answer lies in empowering the frontline, says Brendan Goode READ MORE
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