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MACRO AND MARKETS, TRADE FINANCE

India’s gateway to growth India’s gateway to growth

India is cementing its position as a titan economy of the 21st century. flow looks at the significant investment inflows, which are driven by the country’s sound fundamentals, its ability to weather geopolitical shocks better than most other economies, and reflects on the far-sighted innovations by governments, corporates and fintechs that are driving its digital economy forwards

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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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CURRENT EDITION

CASH MANAGEMENT

CASH MANAGEMENT

Investing strategies in inflationary times Investing strategies in inflationary times

In an Economist Impact webinar supported by Deutsche Bank, two corporate treasurers shared how inflationary pressures are affecting their investment strategies – and why the Covid-19 pandemic is still shaping cash policies. flow summarises the three key learning points

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CASH MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY

ISO 20022: Changes on the final stretch ISO 20022: Changes on the final stretch

In November 2022, the Eurosystem, EBA Clearing, and SWIFT will all migrate to the new, global payment messaging standard ISO 20022. With just seven months to go, flow explores the challenges so far – and those that still lie ahead of the industry

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CASH MANAGEMENT, MACRO AND MARKETS

CBDCs: what’s not to love? CBDCs: what’s not to love?

As Jamaica prepares to launch its own central bank digital currency and China’s digital yuan is fast gaining traction, Deutsche Bank Research’s recent white paper on the future of cash offers a progress report on CBDC launches and initiatives. flow shares its core findings

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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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TRADE FINANCE, SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

Farewell to hydrocarbons Farewell to hydrocarbons

The Ukraine crisis has highlighted Europe’s dependence on Russia for gas while diverting attention from the wider issue of delivering on COP26 net zero pledges. Trade economist Rebecca Harding analyses the trade flows and explains how clean energy supply chains are also highly interconnected

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DOSSIER SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

Good wood: How Pfleiderer found its ESG mission

CASE STUDIES, SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

Good wood: How Pfleiderer found its ESG mission

German wood panel producer Pfleiderer wants to further increase the share of recycled material used in its production. This is not only an essential part of the companies’ ESG strategy, but also relevant for its first sustainability-linked bond, Dr. Mani Herold, CFO, and Carsten Linker, Head of Treasury, tell flow’s Desiree Buchholz

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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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Paving the road to net-zero

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE, TRUST AND AGENCY SERVICES

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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FLOW CASE STUDIES

Good wood: How Pfleiderer found its ESG mission

CASE STUDIES, SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

Good wood: How Pfleiderer found its ESG mission

German wood panel producer Pfleiderer wants to further increase the share of recycled material used in its production. This is not only an essential part of the companies’ ESG strategy, but also relevant for its first sustainability-linked bond, Dr. Mani Herold, CFO, and Carsten Linker, Head of Treasury, tell flow’s Desiree Buchholz

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How treasury and procurement join forces at Knorr-Bremse

FLOW CASE STUDY, TRADE FINANCE, SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

How treasury and procurement join forces at Knorr-Bremse

The Covid-19 pandemic has underlined the need for a company’s treasury and procurement teams to combine their strengths. Kai Gloystein and Christoph Müller-Stahl tell flow why this has been common sense at Knorr-Bremse for years and how the crisis has impacted their work

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Smart payments for smart cameras

FLWO CASE STUDY, CASH MANAGEMENT

Smart payments for smart cameras

Azena, an IoT-based security equipment start-up funded by Germany’s engineering and technology giant Bosch, is revamping its digital payment strategy. flow’s Desirée Buchholz reports on its partnership with Deutsche Bank to improve the customer experience and meet the needs of a fast-growing B2B marketplace

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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

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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Higher energy prices – here to stay?

MACRO AND MARKETS

Higher energy prices – here to stay?

The recent surge in energy prices raises big questions: will Europe be able to secure its energy supply on the back of reduced investments in fossil fuels and ongoing geopolitical conflicts? And how can corporates best prepare for a prolonged period of elevated energy prices? flow’s Desirée Buchholz reports

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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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