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SECURITIES SERVICES, MACRO AND MARKETS

New shades of custody for Asia’s hungry investors New shades of custody for Asia’s hungry investors

With the FTX bankruptcy having put the jitters into the crypto markets, the Network Forum Asia meeting’s focus on what this means for Asia’s voracious investors – and their custody requirements – was particularly opportune. flow reports from an upbeat Singapore

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Regulatory outlook in securities services Regulatory outlook in securities services

Regulation is a key driver of change across the securities services industry, and it has powered the journey towards cross-market harmonisation. Deutsche Bank’s Boon-Hiong Chan and Britta Woernle summarise the defining developments that have global impact, as well as those that are region-specific

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CURRENT EDITION

CASH MANAGEMENT

CASH MANAGEMENT, MACRO AND MARKETS

Cash – resilient or redundant? Cash – resilient or redundant?

Sweden’s economy is on course to become fully digital next year as cash transactions are consigned to history. Elsewhere in the world progress towards the cashless society is uneven but post-pandemic is set to be further accelerated by resurgent inflation, reports flow’s Clarissa Dann

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CASH MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY

From Open Banking to Open Finance From Open Banking to Open Finance

The arrival of the Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) changed the face of European payments, but how far has this taken Open Banking? flow shares an article from Deutsche Bank’s Tino Meissner, first published in the global payments newswire The PayPers

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CASH MANAGEMENT

Sibos – unwrapped (Part 1) Sibos – unwrapped (Part 1)

Sibos Amsterdam 2022 returned to an in-person event at the RAI Convention Centre against the backdrop of rising inflation, energy security worries and increased levels of financial crime. In the first of three post-Sibos reports, flow’s Clarissa Dann takes a deep dive into post-pandemic payments

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TRADE FINANCE

TRADE FINANCE, TECHNOLOGY

Sibos – unwrapped (Part 3) Sibos – unwrapped (Part 3)

In the final instalment of Deutsche Bank’s post-Sibos reports, flow’s Editor Clarissa Dann turns to trade finance – a resurgent theme in 2022. Digitalising trade finance has moved from “wait and see” to “let’s get this done”. But the balance of regulatory impulsion and industry steering remains unclear

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TRADE FINANCE

Booming Bangladesh Booming Bangladesh

Bangladesh has bounced back from Covid-19 and, with its strong economic fundamentals, infrastructure improvements and digital vision, is growing trade flows and GDP. flow’s Clarissa Dann provides a deep dive into this rapidly evolving economy

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TRADE FINANCE, MACRO AND MARKETS

Trade and inflation: the five basic issues Trade and inflation: the five basic issues

As the world grapples with cost of living and energy security crises, inflation continues its relentless rise. Dr Rebecca Harding considers five questions around the links between inflation and trade, finding the answers in trade flow data

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DOSSIER SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

Europe’s energy crisis: Ten green bottlenecks

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE, TRADE FINANCE, MACRO AND MARKETS

Europe’s energy crisis: Ten green bottlenecks

Winter is coming and what will bridge the energy gap created by the recent shutdown of Russian gas supplies and challenging emissions reduction targets, asks Deutsche Bank Research. flow shares some key points of a new report on Europe’s energy crisis

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Transforming Ghana’s railway infrastructure

TRADE FINANCE, SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

Transforming Ghana’s railway infrastructure

In many developing economies, growth relies on cross-border trade aided by robust logistics infrastructure. flow’s Clarissa Dann looks at a remarkable collaboration between international banks and export credit agencies to help Ghana improve its rail network and remove freight and passengers from the roads

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How to manage the transition to net-zero

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE, TRADE FINANCE 

How to manage the transition to net-zero

As economies around the world pledge their commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050, companies need to step up their decarbonisation plans. Deutsche Bank’s Lavinia Bauerochse reflects on how this is changing the role of banks and why transition is becoming a core element in client conversations

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FLOW CASE STUDIES

It’s never too early

COMMUNITY

It’s never too early

“Money makes the world go round” goes the song from Cabaret, yet teenagers learn surprisingly little from school about managing personal finance. flow reports on an initiative in Germany that is addressing this education gap

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Case study: Deutsche Bahn

FLOW CASE STUDY, CASH MANAGEMENT

Case study: Deutsche Bahn

First published in TMI, this article explores how Deutsche Bahn has worked with Deutsche Bank to define and implement a payments fraud risk management framework for its high- value treasury payments. This framework incorporates sophisticated analytics and risk profiling, but also intensive and regular employee training and wider industry collaboration

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Tackling the lack of ESG data

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

Tackling the lack of ESG data

As more investors steer capital to companies with credible sustainability strategies, corporates need to ramp up their ESG reporting. But accessing the relevant data is difficult, reports flow’s Desirée Buchholz. How can this challenge be addressed?

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SECURITIES SERVICES

SECURITIES SERVICES, MACRO AND MARKETS

New frontiers for China’s big spenders New frontiers for China’s big spenders

High net worth individuals (HNWIs) and mass-affluent investors in China want to invest more of their wealth outside of the country. flow explores some of the options currently available to them

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SECURITIES SERVICES, MACRO AND MARKETS

New shades of custody for Asia’s hungry investors New shades of custody for Asia’s hungry investors

With the FTX bankruptcy having put the jitters into the crypto markets, the Network Forum Asia meeting’s focus on what this means for Asia’s voracious investors – and their custody requirements – was particularly opportune. flow reports from an upbeat Singapore

New shades of custody for Asia’s hungry investors More

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Regulatory outlook in securities services Regulatory outlook in securities services

Regulation is a key driver of change across the securities services industry, and it has powered the journey towards cross-market harmonisation. Deutsche Bank’s Boon-Hiong Chan and Britta Woernle summarise the defining developments that have global impact, as well as those that are region-specific

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MACRO AND MARKETS

Ethereum’s ‘Great Merge’

MACRO AND MARKETS, SECURITIES SERVICES

Ethereum’s ‘Great Merge’

Ethereum, the second largest cryptocurrency in terms of market cap has shifted to a “proof-of-stake” consensus mechanism, with key implications for energy use, network security – and the crypto landscape. Drawing on Deutsche Bank Research, flow’s Clarissa Dann takes a closer look

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Asia – a precarious recovery

MACRO AND MARKETS, CASH MANAGEMENT, TRADE FINANCE AND LENDING

Asia – a precarious recovery

With the prospect of recession nearing in North America and Europe, what does this mean for Asia’s recovery? Drawing on Deutsche Bank Research insights, flow takes a closer look at how the turbulent global economic climate is slowing growth and how corporates should respond

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Case study: Deutsche Bahn

FLOW CASE STUDY, CASH MANAGEMENT

Case study: Deutsche Bahn

First published in TMI, this article explores how Deutsche Bahn has worked with Deutsche Bank to define and implement a payments fraud risk management framework for its high- value treasury payments. This framework incorporates sophisticated analytics and risk profiling, but also intensive and regular employee training and wider industry collaboration

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TRUST AND AGENCY SERVICES

TRUST AND AGENCY SERVICES

Buoyant in Barcelona: Asset-backed securities Buoyant in Barcelona: Asset-backed securities

Asset-backed securities (ABS) continue to attract investor appetite and drew delegates to the 2022 Global ABS conference in Barcelona. flow reports on key themes and takes a closer look at insights into the auto ABS sector and collateralised loan obligation (CLO) structuring

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Collateralised loan obligations explained Collateralised loan obligations explained

Against a backdrop of geopolitical and economic volatility, collateralised loan obligations (CLOs) continue to navigate uncertainty and hold net asset values. flow explains the role of this remarkable asset class in Deutsche Bank’s Trust and Agency Services portfolio

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TRUST AND AGENCY SERVICES

Calmer waters for CLOs Calmer waters for CLOs

Last year marked a ‘golden moment’ for the collateralised loan obligation (CLO) product class, but by the time the 2022 Creditflux Symposium took place this May, geopolitical shocks had triggered general market jitters. flow reports on how delegates are transforming uncertainty into opportunity

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REGULATION

Who is your counterparty?

CASH MANAGEMENT, REGULATION

Who is your counterparty?

Eliminating duplicative activities is essential for financial institutions seeking to provide added value to clients during the performance of underlying client checks. flow takes a closer look at how the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation has come up with a neat solution to address this

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A brave new SDR world?

SECURITIES SERVICES, REGULATION

A brave new SDR world?

With the Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR) Settlement Discipline Regime (SDR) having come into force on 1 February 2022, mandatory buy-ins for market participants that fail to settle a trade within a set period was postponed. flow provides a summary of the impact

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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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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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DOSSIER COVID-19

Covid-19 – a vulnerable recovery

DOSSIER COVID-19, MACRO AND MARKETS

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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Point of no return

DOSSIER COVID-19, MACRO AND MARKETS

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 beyond Covid-19

TRADE FINANCE, DOSSIER 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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