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    Powering electric vehicles – the commodities impact

    Electric vehicle sales are rising, and progress is underway in finding alternatives to fossil fuel-based vehicle propulsion. What does the transition to EVs mean for the minerals and metals used to reduce emissions, manufacture car batteries and develop fuel cell solutions? Clarissa Dann reports

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TRADE FINANCE, SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

Asia’s ESG balancing act Asia’s ESG balancing act

With Asia proving the most resilient component of the world’s economic engine during the pandemic, can it maintain trade-led growth that accommodates economic, social and governance (ESG) considerations? flow reviews GTR Asia’s recent virtual conference that considered this issue

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Sustainable Finance, Regulation

More Treasurers are facing key ESG challenges

Meeting the growing list of environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements is having a greater impact than any other treasury issue, a new survey by Economist Impact reveals. flow’s Desirée Buchholz reports why regulation is a double-edged sword for companies – and what could ease the burden

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SECURITIES SERVICES, MACRO AND MARKETS

Pole position for growth Pole position for growth

The advent of the next generation of financial services products will build on new customer services originating from securities services, predicts Deutsche Bank’s Paul Maley. He also shares with flow’s Clarissa Dann his passion for iconic sports cars and the road from engineering to corporate banking

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Central bank digital currencies: the game changers Central bank digital currencies: the game changers

Despite their volatility, cryptocurrencies are gaining acceptability as an alternative asset class. However, mass adoption is unlikely, and in the meantime, central bank digital currencies are gaining traction, reports flow’s Graham Buck

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TECHNOLOGY

Driving data quality Driving data quality

Corporate clients are demanding insights & predictive analytics built on high quality data from their bank and there is good reason for this, as many have a global footprint, complex flows and a large product suite. flow’s Clarissa Dann and Deutsche Bank’s Cian Murchu share the Deutsche Bank journey

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CASH MANAGEMENT

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE, CASH MANAGEMENT

How ESG-linked FX hedging works How ESG-linked FX hedging works

In an Economist Impact webinar supported by Deutsche Bank, two corporate treasurers shared why they chose to link their FX hedging to sustainability targets and how the programmes work. flow summarises the four key learning points

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CASH MANAGEMENT

Treasurer’s checklist: How to improve cash management in five steps Treasurer’s checklist: How to improve cash management in five steps

Best practice is something every treasurer strives for but getting there is a tough task. Drawing on the results of a benchmark review among 200 corporate treasurers globally, flow outlines five steps that will help to improve cash management

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CASH MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY

Digital marketplaces – a gamechanger for payments and treasury Digital marketplaces – a gamechanger for payments and treasury

Digital sales are booming. While marketplaces provide new business opportunities for buyers, sellers and operators, they also create new challenges for treasurers. flow’s Desirée Buchholz reports on how treasury can define a new payment strategy

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TECHNOLOGY

A new era for payment validation

CASH MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY

A new era for payment validation

As payments become increasingly fast, minimising fraud risk and ensuring visibility is gaining importance. flow explores how the faster payments space is evolving and how pre-validation will help financial institutions and corporates

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The road to a data-driven treasury

TECHNOLOGY, CASH MANAGEMENT

The road to a data-driven treasury

While corporate treasurers recognise that data is the new ‘gold’, they also realise that mining it will take much effort, argues Deutsche Bank’s Claudia Villasis-Wallraff. In this article, she outlines what a ‘best practice’ data strategy could look like and why treasurers need new tools for that

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Leveraging instant payments and APIs in APAC

CASH MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY

Leveraging instant payments and APIs in APAC

Driven by local governments’ desire to promote digital economies and financial inclusion, real-time payments are accelerating in APAC. In an Economist Impact webinar supported by Deutsche Bank, two corporate treasurers shared why instant payments and APIs are vital supply chain connectors. flow reports

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DOSSIER COVID-19

DOSSIER COVID-19, MACRO AND MARKETS

Covid-19 – a vulnerable recovery Covid-19 – a vulnerable recovery

New treatments to limit the spread of Covid-19 are encouraging but exiting the Covid ravine remains a slow journey liable to setbacks. Clarissa Dann summarises Deutsche Bank Research indicators of how far the world has come in reaching some form of business as usual

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DOSSIER COVID-19, MACRO AND MARKETS

Point of no return Point of no return

The slow progress of persuading employees back to the office after months of Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions is accelerating, but the future of work post-pandemic will inevitably be different as more opt to work from home full-time or part-time. flow’s Graham Buck and Clarissa Dann report on a brave new world of work

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TRADE FINANCE, DOSSIER cOVID-19

Trade beyond Covid-19 Trade beyond Covid-19

As the world learns to live with Covid-19 and global trade flows pick themselves up again, will there be the cooperation needed to avert ongoing trade wars and support fragile supply chains? Rebecca Harding shares her findings

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TRADE FINANCE

TRADE FINANCE, SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

Asia’s ESG balancing act Asia’s ESG balancing act

With Asia proving the most resilient component of the world’s economic engine during the pandemic, can it maintain trade-led growth that accommodates economic, social and governance (ESG) considerations? flow reviews GTR Asia’s recent virtual conference that considered this issue

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TRADE FINANCE, SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

Powering electric vehicles – the commodities impact Powering electric vehicles – the commodities impact

Electric vehicle sales are rising, and progress is underway in finding alternatives to fossil fuel-based vehicle propulsion. What does the transition to EVs mean for the minerals and metals used to reduce emissions, manufacture car batteries and develop fuel cell solutions? Clarissa Dann reports

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TRADE FINANCE, MACRO AND MARKETS

Realising West Africa’s promise Realising West Africa’s promise

As the world looks to emerge from the corona virus pandemic but braces for further strains of the virus, how has West Africa been holding up? Better than many regions, is the answer – flow's Clarissa Dann takes a closer look at the economic uptick in Nigeria and Ghana

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DOSSIER SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

TRADE FINANCE, SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

Driving ESG initiatives through sustainable finance Driving ESG initiatives through sustainable finance

Greening the supply chain is a trend to enhance competitiveness, says Deutsche Bank’s Rachel Chia, Head of Project Finance, Renewables (Asia Pacific) in a recent interview with The Asset’s Chito Santiago. flow shares her insights

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SECURITIES SERVICES

Where next in the Gulf for securities services? Where next in the Gulf for securities services?

Having bounced back from Covid-19-related shocks, liquidity in local equity and bond markets is now the priority in the Middle East as GCC economies attract overseas investors following market infrastructure reforms. Securities services in the region are also navigating ESG and digital asset developments. flow reports on discussions at The Network Forum Virtual Middle East meeting

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SUSTAINABLE FINANCE, MACRO AND MARKETS

Funding a zero-carbon future for steel Funding a zero-carbon future for steel

As the European Union pushes forward with an ambitious roadmap for a sustainable, net-zero emissions future, Claire Coustar, Head of ESG, FIC, Deutsche Bank explores how the steel industry can ensure it has the funding needed to support – and even drive – this green transition

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REGULATION

Regulation and splinternet

REGULATION

Regulation and splinternet

A concept first envisaged a decade ago, the splintering of the internet is moving closer to reality as regulation attempts to impose both limitations and new responsibilities, reports Boon-Hiong Chan of Deutsche Bank Corporate Bank’s Market and Technology Advocacy team

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Journey to green in ESG transformation

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE, REGULATION

Journey to green in ESG transformation

As capital pours into ESG investing strategies and sustainability linked debt becomes mainstream, how are regulatory frameworks developing to support this growth and prevent greenwashing? flow’s Clarissa Dann brings together key points from dbSustainability Research analysis

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Regchecker

REGULATION

Regchecker

Deutsche Bank’s regulatory experts across Cash Management, Securities Services, Trust & Agency Services and Trade Finance provide an update on regulatory changes under way and on the horizon

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DOSSIER ASEAN

DOSSIER ASEAN, MACRO AND MARKETS

The Philippines: Pliant like the bamboo and poised for growth The Philippines: Pliant like the bamboo and poised for growth

As the Philippines heads towards its national elections in May 2022 and grapples with Covid-19, flow highlights the country’s resilience and potential for those investing in and trading with ASEAN’s second largest market

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DOSSIER ASEAN

Heirs of Lac Long Quan (Vietnam) Heirs of Lac Long Quan (Vietnam)

Vietnam has managed to weather the Covid-19 pandemic better than many Asian economies. flow examines what underpins this resilience and how it is driving flows of foreign direct investment and export growth

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DOSSIER ASEAN

Indonesia’s place in the sun? Indonesia’s place in the sun?

Indonesia’s Omnibus Law seeks to boost foreign investment, jobs, and trade. flow examines its background and the opportunities this could bring as the country recovers from Covid-19 economic shock

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SECURITIES SERVICES

SECURITIES SERVICES

APAC’s changing custody landscape APAC’s changing custody landscape

Digital asset appetite and alignment to ESG frameworks as well as pressure to reduce settlement cycles engaged panellists and virtual delegates at the 2021 Network Forum Asia meeting. flow reflects on how these themes are redefining global custody routines

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SECURITIES SERVICES, MACRO AND MARKETS

China’s capital markets path to growth China’s capital markets path to growth

As 300 million of Middle Kingdom’s households become middle class, this step up is one huge driver of investment demand. In a recent Global Custodian webinar organised in partnership with Deutsche Bank, panelists discussed China’s capital markets explosion and the new shape of investor demand

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SECURITIES SERVICES

Where next in the Gulf for securities services? Where next in the Gulf for securities services?

Having bounced back from Covid-19-related shocks, liquidity in local equity and bond markets is now the priority in the Middle East as GCC economies attract overseas investors following market infrastructure reforms. Securities services in the region are also navigating ESG and digital asset developments. flow reports on discussions at The Network Forum Virtual Middle East meeting

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MACRO AND MARKETS

World Outlook 2022

MACRO AND MARKETS

World Outlook 2022

Given the inexorable upward trajectory of inflation, lower than hoped vaccination adoption rates and central bank hawkishness, what does this mean for the post-Covid recovery and future growth? flow presents the key findings of recent Deutsche Bank Research analysis that point to stormy waters ahead

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China’s capital markets path to growth

SECURITIES SERVICES, MACRO AND MARKETS

China’s capital markets path to growth

As 300 million of Middle Kingdom’s households become middle class, this step up is one huge driver of investment demand. In a recent Global Custodian webinar organised in partnership with Deutsche Bank, panelists discussed China’s capital markets explosion and the new shape of investor demand

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Funding a zero-carbon future for steel

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE, MACRO AND MARKETS

Funding a zero-carbon future for steel

As the European Union pushes forward with an ambitious roadmap for a sustainable, net-zero emissions future, Claire Coustar, Head of ESG, FIC, Deutsche Bank explores how the steel industry can ensure it has the funding needed to support – and even drive – this green transition

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TRUST AND AGENCY SERVICES

TRUST AND AGENCY SERVICES

REITs in Asia – a resilient asset class REITs in Asia – a resilient asset class

As recognition of the flexibility of REITs grows across Asia, flow spoke with REIT trustee market leaders at Deutsche Bank in Hong Kong and Singapore about the opportunities awaiting investors post-pandemic in the Greater Bay Area and beyond

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TRUST AND AGENCY SERVICES, MACRO AND MARKETS

Loan asset sweet spots from Vegas Loan asset sweet spots from Vegas

The structured finance world is beating records on all fronts – record issuance and product performance, historically low levels of delinquencies, and unprecedented market appetite for its products. flow attended the recent Structured Finance Vegas (SFVegas) 2021 conference and found the market in a ‘sweet spot’

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TRUST AND AGENCY SERVICES, DOSSIER SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

A CLO renaissance A CLO renaissance

In the midst of the CLO market’s current ‘golden hour’, flow attended the Creditflux CLO Symposium in London, and now shares insights into both the fundamentals underpinning the market’s current success, and the intensification of demand for ESG transparency among the asset class’ investors

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COMMUNITY

Street smart

COMMUNITY

Street smart

With the pandemic bringing the challenge of ethnic disparities to the fore of the public agenda, flow finds out how content agency Word on the Curb – one of the Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs 2020 winners – is using video to help treat the symptoms and have a positive social impact

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Poetry in the park

COMMUNITY

Poetry in the park

How did a member of Deutsche Bank’s operations team get to be appointed Poet in Residence at one of London’s iconic cemeteries? flow hears from Dave Brooks, better known to his readers as Nelson Brooks, about how his verses raised money for charity during the pandemic

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Ba[n]king trust

COMMUNITY

Ba[n]king trust

flow’s Clarissa Dann reports on how a series of Deutsche Bank cooking events has helped to foster team togetherness amid the homeworking environment

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FLOW CASE STUDIES

CASH MANAGEMENT, FLOW CASE STUDY

Boosting treasury in India Boosting treasury in India

German vibrant science and technology company Merck has turned its treasury business in India inside out. Jörg Bermüller tells flow’s Desirée Buchholz how his team reduced FX risks, optimised liquidity and streamlined processes in an award-winning project with Deutsche Bank

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Cash Management, Flow Case Study

Connecting cash Connecting cash

Wieland is a fast-growing German copper and copper alloy specialist. After a series of M&A acquisitions in the US, the treasury team found the successive legacy cash management systems were impeding efficiency. flow’s Desirée Buchholz reports on the turnaround

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CASH MANAGEMENT, FLOW CASE STUDY

Superior vision Superior vision

For Swiss multinational healthcare company F. Hoffman-La Roche AG – aka Roche – full visibility over available intraday bank transactions is essential for its treasury department in efficiently managing cash. flow reports on how working with Deutsche Bank enabled the team to develop an enhanced intra-day statement

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