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SECURITIES SERVICES

Change attracts more foreign investors to Gulf securities markets

The two-day Network Forum Middle East in Oman attracted global custodians, brokers, asset managers and regulators. flow reports on the talking points arising at the event on 21-22 October, concentrating on their reaction to local securities markets changes

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    Reversing a downhill race on tax

    State finances are weak, yet while many companies can afford to pay more rich countries have almost halved their corporate tax rates over three decades. OECD proposals for global tax coordination, likely to be approved in 2020, could turn this tide suggest Deutsche Bank’s Corporate Bank Focus Research team READ MORE
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    Creative sounds

    Until Spotify disrupted the music ownership model, the music industry was under siege from piracy. Clarissa Dann reports on how the Swedish audio media phenomenon has applied its corporate treasury infrastructure to support this incredible growth story READ MORE
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    Open banking – heralding the dawn of open finance?

    As open banking gains traction, regulators are turning their attention to the next stage of development. Regulatory expert Polina Evstifeeva reviews initiatives which have driven the industry forward and asserts that frameworks for enabling the exchange of data and encouraging open finance could unlock further benefits READ MORE

TECHNOLOGY

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    Eating each other’s lunch

    Strategic adviser and fintech partner, or reactive follower? As technology and regulatory changes upend the transaction banking landscape, cross-functional teams rather than islands of expertise are the way forward, argues Boon Hiong Chan READ MORE
  • Technology

    Filling the data lake

    As real-time cash management shapes the consumer experience and negative interest rates attack passive deposits, corporate treasurers are employing API-enabled analytics in determining what cash needs to move where and to optimise their FX positions, reports Elizabeth Pfeuti READ MORE
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    Speed of pay

    The global correspondent banking model has frustrated corporate clients and prompted market entrants to develop alternative solutions. flow’s Graham Buck assesses whether the model is fit for future purpose READ MORE

TRADE FINANCE

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    Road to trade finance digitalisation

    Why is it taking so long to digitalise trade finance? While the rubber stamp underpins all documentary credits and while courts will only accept paper in trade finance disputes, it’s hard to move forward. But if enough countries agree next steps, progress should be possible, says Deutsche Bank’s Daniel Schmand READ MORE
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    Syntagma Square synergies in trade

    With more than 300 delegates from more than 145 nations gathered in Greece at the EBRD’s Trade Facilitation Programme Trade Finance (TFP) Forum 2019, it was clear that 20 years after the TFP’s foundation, countries lacking in correspondent banking lines need this trade leg-up more than ever. Clarissa Dann reports from Athens READ MORE
  • Trade Finance

    A refined approach

    Were it not for China’s economic reforms, Ma Zhi Qing would still be running a farm. Today he leads a multi-billion-dollar petrochemical corporate. Clarissa Dann visited the team to hear more about the role prepayment finance is playing in Shandong Qingyuan’s growth story READ MORE

REGULATION

SECURITIES SERVICES

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  • Securities Services

    New assets for old

    The opportunity for global custodians to earn revenues from interest rates on funds held on deposit has been suppressed by a low-interest-rate environment. flow talks to State Street’s Swen Werner about how digital developments can fill this hole
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  • Securities Services

    Managing CSDR

    The Central Securities Depository Regulation (CSDR) is not just a regulation for CSDs. Deutsche Bank’s Edward Savage provides an insight on a programme in place to ensure the bank and its clients successfully achieve regulatory compliance READ MORE
  • Securities Services

    Connecting capital

    International investors can’t get enough of China, and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has been at the innovation coalface, facilitating access by upgrading its post-trade systems and using new technologies to accelerate the settlement of securities READ MORE

MACRO AND MARKETS

TRUST & AGENCY SERVICES

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DOSSIER GREATER CHINA

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    Many rivers to cross

    As China’s role on the global stage expands, Bank of China’s Yunfei Liu talks to flow about the foundations needed to build bridges in international trade READ MORE
  • Trade Finance

    A refined approach

    Were it not for China’s economic reforms, Ma Zhi Qing would still be running a farm. Today he leads a multi-billion-dollar petrochemical corporate. Clarissa Dann visited the team to hear more about Shandong Qingyuan’s growth story READ MORE
  • Securities Services

    Connecting capital

    International investors can’t get enough of China, and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has been at the innovation coalface, facilitating access by upgrading its post-trade systems and using new technologies to accelerate the settlement of securities READ MORE

COMPANIES

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    Heart of the enterprise

    Business software provider SAP leads a consistent programme of innovation, the latest being its digital boardroom. Head of Global Treasury Steffen Diel demonstrates why leaving one’s comfort zone and being permanently curious can work miracles READ MORE
  • Cash Management

    Creative sounds

    Until Spotify disrupted the music ownership model, the music industry was under siege from piracy. Clarissa Dann reports on how the Swedish audio media phenomenon has applied its corporate treasury infrastructure to support this incredible growth story READ MORE
  • Trade Finance

    Nature of the beast

    How do commodity-backed structures work in the face of adversity? flow's Clarissa Dann takes a closer look at Ukrainian metals and mining group Metinvest

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