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    Germany’s elusive recovery

    The persistence of the pandemic has delayed what promises to be a strong rebound in growth, while Chancellor Merkel’s departure casts uncertainty over the election in September and the country’s future role in the EU, reports flow’s Graham Buck

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MACRO AND MARKETS

China aims for self-sufficiency China aims for self-sufficiency

The just-published 14th Five-Year Plan is less concerned with growth targets than going it alone and making China self-reliant on goods such as computer chips, report flow’s Graham Buck and Janet Du Chenne

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Macro and Markets

America’s US1.9trn kick start America’s US$1.9trn kick start

Despite some late nips and tucks to ensure its safe passage, President Biden’s US$1.9trn American Rescue Bill is an ambitious package whose remit goes beyond reviving the US economy post-Covid-19. flow’s Graham Buck and Clarissa Dann examine what this means for US GDP growth

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FEATURED ARTICLES

TRADE FINANCE, MACRO AND MARKETS

Greening the supercycle Greening the supercycle

Are we heading for another commodities supercycle? One could be forgiven for thinking this was just around the corner given some of the bounce-backs in prices, but ESG priorities and liquidity shortfalls bring different nuances, flow’s Clarissa Dann reports

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MACRO AND MARKETS, DOSSIER COVID-19

2020: Riding a Covid-coaster year 2020: Riding a Covid-coaster year

As an extraordinary year draws to a close, flow take a look at 2020’s economic ups, downs, reverses from and accelerations towards any form of “normality” with thanks to our colleagues in Deutsche Bank Research

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CASH MANAGEMENT {icon-book}

March to change March to change

Clarissa Dann meets Group Treasurer Soumyo Dutta at the Reliance Industries Mumbai headquarters to discover more about its rapid organic growth, its journey to debt-free status, and how its treasury has aligned along the way

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CASH MANAGEMENT

CASH MANAGEMENT

Securities lending and repo on the front line Securities lending and repo on the front line

Maurice Leo, a Director in Deutsche Bank’s Agency Securities Lending team, assesses the important role of securities lending and repo in accommodating and facilitating market order and liquidity during pandemic-related volatility

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CASH MANAGEMENT, MACRO AND MARKETS

Roadmap to post-lockdown optimism Roadmap to post-lockdown optimism

Emerging from the economic slump triggered by the pandemic has proved slower and more difficult than original estimates suggested. flow’s Janet Du Chenne and Graham Buck examine the evidence that suggests the long-awaited recovery may finally be underway

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CASH MANAGEMENT {icon-book}

Prescient on payments Prescient on payments

Fifteen years on from its launch, the original business template of payment services and working capital provider Payoneer successfully anticipated today’s growing online business volumes. Graham Buck reports

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TECHNOLOGY

Driving data quality

TECHNOLOGY

Driving data quality

Corporate clients are demanding insights and predictive analytics built on high quality data from their bank. There is a good reason for this − 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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Blockchain and corporates: unleashing potential

TECHNOLOGY

Blockchain and corporates: unleashing potential

Distributed ledger technology has moved from a concept to providing real benefits to industries ranging from insurance to diamonds, which were explored in a recent Deutsche Bank webinar

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Two contrasting tech battles

TECHNOLOGY

Two contrasting tech battles

While China bids for dominance in digital technology and to become the world’s AI superpower the West’s attention is distracted by policing its tech giants, write flow’s Janet Du Chenne and Graham Buck

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DOSSIER COVID-19

CASH MANAGEMENT, COVID-19

Covid as a catalyst for changing payments Covid as a catalyst for changing payments

As the pandemic accelerates the growth of e-commerce, Europe’s CFOs and treasurers are impatient for greater efficiencies in B2B payments, finds a Deutsche Bank Research report and survey

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MACRO AND MARKETS, DOSSIER COVID-19

The Age of Disorder The Age of Disorder

The traumatic year we’re living through is destined for the history books but may also mark the end of a 40-year economic era, a move away from globalisaiton, and the start of a more volatile, uncertain period. flow’s Graham Buck assesses the evidence

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MACRO AND MARKETS, DOSSIER COVID-19

Covid-19: A new industrial policy for Europe Covid-19: A new industrial policy for Europe

As the European Union (EU) absorbs its €2.364trn pandemic support and rebuilds, how can the market forces/state intervention balance be managed to avert market failure? flow ’s Clarissa Dann and Graham Buck

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TRADE FINANCE

TRADE FINANCE

Ghana’s next-generation infrastructure Ghana’s next-generation infrastructure

Over the last decade, Deutsche Bank has arranged over €2bn of financing in Ghana across 20 transactions. The latest such deal – a €150m financing for two critical infrastructure projects in the Southern and Western regions of the country – was announced in February 2021. Clarissa Dann reports on a history of collaboration 

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TRADE FINANCE, MACRO AND MARKETS

Greening the supercycle Greening the supercycle

Are we heading for another commodities supercycle? One could be forgiven for thinking this was just around the corner given some of the bounce-backs in prices, but ESG priorities and liquidity shortfalls bring different nuances, flow’s Clarissa Dann reports

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TRADE FINANCE

It takes trade to tango It takes trade to tango

Having had its recovery interrupted in 2020, Latin America is looking good for 2021, having achieved some herd immunity with an anti-Covid vaccination push in late H2. Ivan Castano Freeman reports on the outlook for trade finance and lending

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DOSSIER SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

Building ESG investor frameworks Building ESG investor frameworks

As the pursuit of alignment with ESG considerations is increasingly shaping investor fund management strategies, flow talks to Deutsche Bank’s Global Head of ESG for Company Research Debbie Jones on what this means for market sector analysis and how regulation is shifting capital towards more sustainable investment objectives

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SUSTAINABLE FINANCE, TRADE FINANCE, FLOW CASE STUDY

Baby steps Baby steps

When emerging economies build for the future, they need modern and efficient maternity care. flow reports on why the structured export financing of Argentina’s Hospital Provincial Nueva Maternidad Felipe Lucini was a turning point in sustainable finance

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MACRO AND MARKETS

ESG investing: roots to return ESG investing: roots to return

Covid-19 has changed the way investors view ESG, focusing more on performance than altruistic merit. flow’s Janet Du Chenne analyses Deutsche Bank research on what investors look for and the trends that are shaping the tools for predicting return

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REGULATION

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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Covid-19: Financial regulatory responses

REGULATION, CASH MANAGEMENT

Covid-19: Financial regulatory responses

As sectors across the economy attempt to bolster their resilience against the Covid-19 pandemic, regulators have been playing their part in keeping the wheels turning

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Heavyweight assets?

REGULATION, CASH MANAGEMENT

Heavyweight assets?

The latest adjustment to the Basel framework overhauls the calculation of how much capital banks need to hold against each exposure. What impact will this have on their clients? Koen Holdtgrefe provides an update

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SECURITIES SERVICES

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Fast-forwarding capital markets Fast-forwarding capital markets

In today’s business environment, investment firms need to be able to make quicker decisions, remove latency and eliminate manual tasks. flow’s Janet Du Chenne reports on how BNY Mellon’s technological transformation has enabled it to help clients achieve

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SECURITIES SERVICES

Asia’s growth: pause or detour? Asia’s growth: pause or detour?

The second event in the series “The future of Asset Servicing Leadership”, organised by The Asset magazine in collaboration with Deutsche Bank, considered whether growth in Asia is experiencing a pause or a detour

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SECURITIES SERVICES

Securities services embrace the virtues of virtual Securities services embrace the virtues of virtual

With Covid-19 related restrictions still in place, the summer meeting of the Network Forum (TNF) went virtual for the first time. Deutsche Bank’s flow reports on the biggest talking points to emerge from the event

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MACRO AND MARKETS

China aims for self-sufficiency

MACRO AND MARKETS

China aims for self-sufficiency

The just-published 14th Five-Year Plan is less concerned with growth targets than going it alone and making China self-reliant on goods such as computer chips, report flow’s Graham Buck and Janet Du Chenne

More

America’s US$1.9trn kick start

MACRO AND MARKETS

America’s US$1.9trn kick start

Despite some late nips and tucks to ensure its safe passage, President Biden’s US$1.9trn American Rescue Bill is an ambitious package whose remit goes beyond reviving the US economy post-Covid-19. flow’s Graham Buck and Clarissa Dann examine what this means for US GDP growth

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Steering post-Covid recovery

MACRO AND MARKETS, COVID-19, TRADE FINANCE

Steering post-Covid recovery

The changeover at the US economic helm ushers in a stimulus-based approach to economic revival. But leadership handovers in Germany and Japan are not likely to replicate that policy shift. What does this mean for the new world order? flow’s Graham Buck and Clarissa Dann investigate

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TRUST AND AGENCY SERVICES

TRUST AND AGENCY SERVICES

European structured finance remains resilient European structured finance remains resilient

Securitisations are going through a volatile period, but markets have begun to stabilise. flow reflects on recent Global ABS and Creditflux discussions and examines Deutsche Bank Research findings to assess the major trends impacting the securitisation markets and the outlook

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The personal touch The personal touch

Twenty-one years after it was established, the UK-Swedish biopharma company AstraZeneca is one of the first developers of a candidate vaccine against Covid-19. flow's Janet Du Chenne finds out how a people-centred mindset makes a difference in scientific innovation

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TRUST AND AGENCY SERVICES {icon-book}

Antibody builders Antibody builders

Following the success of the blockbuster anti-cancer drug DARZALEX (daratumumab), Genmab is developing a pipeline of proprietary antibodies. Anthony Pagano, the Danish firm’s new CFO, tells flow’s Janet Du Chenne how the company’s US capital raising fits that strategy

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FLOW CASE STUDIES

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE, TRADE FINANCE, FLOW CASE STUDY

Baby steps Baby steps

When emerging economies build for the future, they need modern and efficient maternity care. flow reports on why the structured export financing of Argentina’s Hospital Provincial Nueva Maternidad Felipe Lucini was a turning point in sustainable finance

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CASH MANAGEMENT, TRADE FINANCE, FLOW CASE STUDIES

Delivering the world Delivering the world

While the Covid-19 pandemic has stimulated international delivery demand, fulfilment has been tough within a dislocated transportation network. flow’s Clarissa Dann reports on how Deutsche Post DHL Group has stepped up, walks the sustainability walk – and optimises its treasury

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CASH MANAGEMENT

Supporting clean mobility Supporting clean mobility

In December, German automotive component producer Continental agreed a €4bn revolving credit facility with a 27-bank syndicate aligned to sustainability performance. flow’s Clarissa Dann on how the company is navigating Covid-19 and a Tesla-disrupted market place

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