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Our research and analysis on Trade Finance
The following in-depth pieces represent our archive of research and analysis on Trade Finance.
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Interviews
Interview transcript: Roland Sassoon, CEO, Sasfin Bank
Date: Apr 11, 2014   |   Author: Roland Sassoon
Roland Sassoon, CEO, Sasfin Bank, talks about the needs of target clients, assets and fees, and corporate financing.
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News Analysis
Airbus seeks better control over financial supply chain via bank acquisition
Date: Feb 20, 2014   |   Author: Magessan Raj
Formation of Airbus Group Bank is pending regulatory approval, as the group follows in the footsteps of Siemens, Daimler, BMW and Peugeot by establishing an in-house bank to improve financial flexibility.
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Research Note
Trade finance impeded by Basel III; regulators must take a step back
Date: Dec 18, 2013   |   Author: Esther Tan
Basel III's end goal is to create an infallible financial system, but at what cost to banks' business growth?
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Opinion
Increased trade between China and Switzerland to drive financial integration
Date: Dec 17, 2013   |   Author: Martin Maurer
Martin Maurer, CEO, Association of Foreign Banks in Switzerland, discusses the potential benefits arising from China and Switzerland’s free trade collaboration.
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News Analysis
Optimising use of Rmb crucial for corporates keen to leverage on growing Asia trade scene
Date: Nov 13, 2013   |   Author: Esther Tan
“The global financial supply chain as seen from inside an emerging market” dialogue, held during The Asian Banker’s RenminbiWorld Conference 2013, discussed opportunities and challenges arising from increased renminbi adoption.
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Opinion
“Intra‐Asian trade is on the rise, local banks must up their game”
Date: Nov 13, 2013   |   Author: Lisa Robins
Lisa Robins, Asia Pacific Head of Global Transaction Banking at Deutsche Bank, feels that it is critical for banks to take a hands-on and flexible approach to leverage burgeoning intra-Asian trading relationships.
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Survey
Transaction bankers remain bullish about prospects in Asia
Date: Oct 03, 2013   |   Author: Research
Despite ongoing uncertainty and volatility in the region’s financial sector, transaction bankers are optimistic about trade in the region in the face of a US recovery and anticipated volume growth.
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News Analysis
More challenging times ahead for APAC banks
Date: Oct 03, 2013   |   Author: Foo Boon Ping
The Asian Banker observed a significant slowdown in banks’ profitability, liquidity and asset quality from last year, as the industry’s aggregate strength score also declined.

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