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    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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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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FEATURED ARTICLES

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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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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WHITE PAPERS

A Guide to Trade Finance A Guide to Trade Finance

Deutsche Bank’s foundation was fostered on international trade finance – so as the Bank celebrated its 150th anniversary we presented this Guide to Trade Finance to the industry as an anniversary gift. Put together by seasoned trade finance experts, it explains the fundamentals of financing cross-border trade in practice, so ideal for discussions when some parties may not be familiar with trade finance and all its variations. Since publication in May 2020, this has enjoyed several thousand downloads

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CASH MANAGEMENT

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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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CASH MANAGEMENT

AFP 2020 conference: looking beyond Covid AFP 2020 conference: looking beyond Covid

The Association for Financial Professionals’ first virtual conference offered a member of former President Obama’s team on post-pandemic developments, and sessions on Fed policy and the rise of blockchain and digital currencies

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Responsible innovation Responsible innovation

How can you connect four billion accounts across the world in an instant? That is the bold vision of SWIFT’s CEO, Javier Pérez-Tasso. flow's Clarissa Dann talks to him about the responsibilities vested in a cooperative founded to create mutual benefit for the financial community and why a virtual Sibos for 2020 will keep the global financial community engaged

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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, 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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TRADE FINANCE

Trade rides the Covid-19 storm Trade rides the Covid-19 storm

Are corporate treasurers unhappy with the level of support they receive from banks? Can we expect trade to bounce back in the next 12 months? flow reports on these and other pressing issues featured at TXF’s Global Trade 2020 virtual conference

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DOSSIER SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

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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An ESG lens to identify r!sk An ESG lens to identify r!sk

Balance sheets and bottom lines are vital tools, but do they show a company’s biggest risks? Elizabeth Pfeuti reports on how Covid-19 has forced the C-suite to pay more attention to environmental, social and governance themes, so their businesses can survive

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MACRO AND MARKETS

ESG on the ground ESG on the ground

As climate change voices shout louder than ever, flow reports on how engagement in society could turn the tide with examples of recent transactions, reflects on further Sibos 2020 ESG discussions, and highlights Deutsche Bank Research findings on blockchain as a sustainability enabler

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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

Biden’s packed agenda

TRADE FINANCE

Biden’s packed agenda

Now that President Biden and Vice President Harris are installed in the White House, what are their immediate priorities? flow´s Clarissa Dann takes a look at Deutsche Bank Research’s insights, along with other observations on stimulus, infrastructure and tax reform – and responses from the central bank

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Changing course on Capitol Hill?

MACRO AND MARKETS

Changing course on Capitol Hill?

Although the 2020 US Election results indicate a Biden/Harris victory, the path to the White House is less than straightforward. flow´s Clarissa Dann takes a look at the next steps, and how the results have impacted the economy, markets and central bank policy so far

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All change on Capitol Hill?

MACRO AND MARKETS

All change on Capitol Hill?

With the US Election result too close to call after a record turn-out by the American people, all eyes are on how its electoral system arrives at choosing a leader and the components of its Congress. flow´s Clarissa Dann explores the economic impact of four potential outcomes

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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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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

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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TRADE FINANCE, FLOW CASE STUDIES

Sustainable latex from Cameroon Sustainable latex from Cameroon

Allegations related to environmental and social issues in Halcyon Agri’s Cameroon rubber plantations attracted headlines until they were addressed through its Corrie MacColl subsidiary. flow´s Clarissa Dann reports on how sustainable finance helps the firm set

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