New Year, new challenges for Andrew Reid in TMI interview

2014-15Deutsche Bank’s Co-Head of Cash Management Corporates, EMEA, Andrew Reid, spoke to Treasury Management International about the outlook for 2015 – in personal, professional and industry terms, including significant trends, the post-SEPA environment and ongoing treasury challenges.

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Natixis writes in Bloomberg Brief on why Troika’s austerity measures were not cause of Greek woes

Patrick Artus, Natixis’ Chief Economist, argues in Bloomberg Brief against Greece’s new forefront – and other economists – who advocate anti-austerity beliefs and call for the rejection of the creditors bailout terms. Indeed, Artus believes that far from causing all of Greece’s problems, Troika’s austerity measures in fact created the conditions for its economic recovery.

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Commerzbank releases new Central Asia and Mongolia study

This week, Commerzbank released an economic study on Central Asia and Mongolia. The study will form part of a new “Insights” series and is authored by a number of leading experts, including the President of EBRD, representatives of the German parliament and the Committee for East European Economic Relations, German companies active in the region, and the Business Council of Mongolia.

The Commerzbank report concludes that economic growth in the Central Asian republics is likely to be higher than the global average in the years ahead and German businesses are seeing increasing opportunities in the region.
It also finds that the significance of these countries and Mongolia will increase further, even if the boom seen in past years is probably over for the time being.

Following outreach by Moorgate the study was picked up by: gtnews, TMI, GTR, FTSE Global Markets,, Central Asia Times, The Frontier Investor and Global Banking & Finance Review

To read a copy of the report please click here

Deutsche Bank on generating liquidity from the supply chain

Jon Richman, Deutsche BankGenerating additional working capital whilst improving financing terms across your supply chain – possible through financial supply chain programmes – is more cost saving and sustainable than other forms of financing, explains Deutsche Bank’s Head of Trade Finance and Financial Supply Chain Americas, Global Transaction Banking, Jon Richman in Global Trade magazine. The rise in popularity of these schemes since the crisis is due largely to their capacity for tapping into internally-sourced liquidity, and for ethically improving buyer-supplier relationships.

To read the full article, please view pp.32-33 of the magazine, online here.

BNY Mellon: Innovating in an Evolving Payments Landscape

Innovation has become all the more crucial during this period of evolution in the payments industry. In Global Banking & Finance Review, Peter Hazou, Senior Market Manager, Treasury Services EMEA, BNY Mellon, discusses how banks – despite facing the challenges of increased regulatory demands and greater competition from non-banks – understand the importance of innovation now as much as ever – and are very much a driving force in this field.

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Commerzbank’s Carr-Allinson writes for Bloomberg’s Financial Regulation newsletter

Writing for Bloomberg‘s Financial Regulation newsletter, Frank Carr-Allinson, Head of Trade Services Advisory at Commerzbank AG, says stricter regulations and the sluggish economic recovery have caused many large international banks to rethink their long-term business strategies, signalling that the days of universal banking may be numbered.

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