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CASH MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY

Why treasury automation is a must Why treasury automation is a must

Driving treasury automation has taken on added urgency since Covid-19. flow’s Desiree Buchholz and Helen Sanders looks at how the pandemic has altered priorities, why implementing new solutions takes time and how working with fintechs can help to accelerate the process

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Episode 3: How to enable digital business models via payments How to enable digital business models via payments

As more and more B2B companies are selling their products and services directly to the consumer, this changes the way in which payments are being made

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CASH MANAGEMENT

CASH MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY

Why treasury automation is a must Why treasury automation is a must

Driving treasury automation has taken on added urgency since Covid-19. flow’s Desiree Buchholz and Helen Sanders looks at how the pandemic has altered priorities, why implementing new solutions takes time and how working with fintechs can help to accelerate the process

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CASH MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY

Six key takeaways from EBAday 2022 Six key takeaways from EBAday 2022

How will digital currencies, real-time payments and SWIFT initiatives shape the future of payments? The flow team attended EBAday 2022 to bring you its top six highlights – including a wake-up call for an upcoming regulation

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CASH MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY

How new tech and CBDCs can simplify payments How new tech and CBDCs can simplify payments

Managing cross-border payments and cash in Asia-Pacific presents its own specific challenges. How can CBDCs and AI help to remove frictions? flow summarises the four key learning points from a recent Economist Impact webinar supported by Deutsche Bank

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TRADE FINANCE

TRADE FINANCE, SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

Trade’s sustainability challenge Trade’s sustainability challenge

The majority of world trade is unsustainable, and where it is not, it is a symptom of under-development, says trade economist Rebecca Harding. She shares her methodology for a trade sustainablity score and demonstrates why trade policy needs to change

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TRADE FINANCE, SUSTAINBLE FINANCE

Creating a path for sustainable supply chains Creating a path for sustainable supply chains

Deutsche Bank’s Anil Walia summarises key frameworks supporting transition to net zero emissions and explains how banks are helping through innovative products in the supply chain finance space

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TRADE FINANCE, SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

North Sea energy security North Sea energy security

How did the Danish Underground Consortium finance the redevelopment of a key gas condensate field in the North Sea without abandoning its energy transition commitments? flow’s Clarissa Dann explains how Norwegian oil independent Noreco’s sustainability-linked reserve-based lending was expanded to make this possible

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DOSSIER SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

India’s path to net zero

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE, TRADE FINANCE

India’s path to net zero

India has pledged to cut its carbon emissions to net zero by 2070 – seemingly a less stringent target than those set by other major economies. However, for an emerging economy of 1.4 billion citizens where energy demand keeps rising, strong partnerships, innovation and finance are key to making this happen, reports Deutsche Bank’s Sreenath Vakkaleri

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Why treasury automation is a must

CASH MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY

Why treasury automation is a must

Driving treasury automation has taken on added urgency since Covid-19. flow’s Desiree Buchholz and Helen Sanders looks at how the pandemic has altered priorities, why implementing new solutions takes time and how working with fintechs can help to accelerate the process

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North Sea energy security

TRADE FINANCE, SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

North Sea energy security

How did the Danish Underground Consortium finance the redevelopment of a key gas condensate field in the North Sea without abandoning its energy transition commitments? flow’s Clarissa Dann explains how Norwegian oil independent Noreco’s sustainability-linked reserve-based lending was expanded to make this possible

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Why treasury automation is a must

CASH MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY

Why treasury automation is a must

Driving treasury automation has taken on added urgency since Covid-19. flow’s Desiree Buchholz and Helen Sanders looks at how the pandemic has altered priorities, why implementing new solutions takes time and how working with fintechs can help to accelerate the process

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Is the crypto party over?

MACRO AND MARKETS, CASH MANAGEMENT

Is the crypto party over?

The presumption that Bitcoin and its peers offer a hedge against inflation has been debunked by recent sharp falls. The plunge extended to stablecoins, which are supposedly far less volatile. flow summarises Deutsche Bank Research analysis on crypto perception and reality

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Trip.com’s journey towards a digital treasury

FLOW CASE STUDY, CASH MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGOY

Trip.com’s journey towards a digital treasury

The Shanghai-based travel platform Trip.com aims to regain its pre-pandemic growth path. Head of treasury Xuelin Chen tells flow’s Desirée Buchholz about the challenges this creates for her department – and how a project with Deutsche Bank offers both standardisation and digitisation

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SECURITIES SERVICES

SECURITIES SERVICES

T+1 settlement reaches America T+1 settlement reaches America

The US has announced a reduction of the securities settlement cycle from T+2 to T+1, following a relatively trouble-free transition from T+3 to T+2 five years ago. flow reports on the risks and benefits of this next step, market responses and what it could mean for atomic (immediate) settlement

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SECURITIES SERVICES

India trumpets T+1 settlement India trumpets T+1 settlement

India has started to transition its equity settlement cycle from T+2 to T+1, leapfrogging the US and Canada, which both have similar plans. flow reports on the impact of this change in India, how it will be felt acutely by foreign investors and what the scope is for further compression

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A brave new SDR world? 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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MACRO AND MARKETS

Is the crypto party over?

MACRO AND MARKETS, CASH MANAGEMENT

Is the crypto party over?

The presumption that Bitcoin and its peers offer a hedge against inflation has been debunked by recent sharp falls. The plunge extended to stablecoins, which are supposedly far less volatile. flow summarises Deutsche Bank Research analysis on crypto perception and reality

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Commodities 2022 – a transition-tinted landscape

MACRO AND MARKETS, TRADE FINANCE

Commodities 2022 – a transition-tinted landscape

As economies implement their decarbonisation targets, this changes supply and demand for not only metals and minerals, but also the energy needed to smelt the ores. Drawing on Deutsche Bank Research analysis, flow’s Clarissa Dann takes a closer look at China’s aluminium output, and the prospect of another oil glut

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Cross-border payments – Incumbents and disruptors

CASH MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY

Cross-border payments – Incumbents and disruptors

As cross-border payment volumes and values increase, new market entrants are competing but also cooperating with banks to remove friction and improve transparency. How is this benefiting the end customer? flow reports from the recent BAFT 2022 Bank to Bank Forum

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TRUST AND AGENCY SERVICES

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE, TRUST AND AGENCY SERVICES

Paving the road to net-zero Paving the road to net-zero

Finance for critical ESG-aligned infrastructure is underway but the journey has only just begun. In an interview, Deutsche Bank’s Claire Coustar, Emily Kreps and Thalia Delahayes share insights on how carbon pricing, the focus on natural capital and regulation are shaping project finance

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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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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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