Deutsche Bank is reconfiguring its Trade & Cash Solutions Advisory team to adopt a dedicated industry-orientated advisory approach, focusing on four different sectors. Alexander Mutter describes how this has enabled the bank to look at pressing issues in the various industries and how they may affect the client, notably SEPA and Basel III.
A number of different trends and influences are defining the way in which supply chain finance is developing within Latin America = and these do not necessarily mirror the trends in Europe and the US.
Techniques such as supply chain financing are becoming an important complement to traditional trade finance instruments in Latin America and other emerging markets.
Of the growing network of trade between emerging economies, it is the relationship between Brazil and China that has risen to pre-eminence, with bilateral trade between the two economies now worth approximately US$100bn.
In today's uniquely risk-laden global conditions, how can we strengthen the essentially trust-based advantages of Open Account trading? As UK corporates seek to streamline their financial supply chain, this is an increasingly pertinent question.
The world of commerce is undergoing a digital transformation thanks to the emergence of new payments instruments, and the march of 'smart' devices - be they phones or tablets - is revolutionising the way that enterprises and customers interact.
We look at how the BPO is used in practice - and how companies can build a business case to adopt this new trade instrument.