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Commerzbank hosts first Belt & Road workshop

CommerzbankCommerzbank has hosted its first Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) workshop for corporate clients to discuss the expected US$1 trillion worth of business opportunities along the trade corridor between Europe and Asia. The Frankfurt-based bank’s economic research team expects Chinese-led direct investment in BRI projects to exceed US$80 billion by 2025: double the amount of 2018. The bank also estimates that new construction contracts related to BRI projects will be more than USD$150 billion every year from now until 2025. “As the German market leader in foreign trade we support our corporate and institutional clients in their investment ventures abroad,” said Nikolaus Giesbert, head of trade finance & cash management at Commerzbank. “Commerzbank’s strong trade finance capabilities will add value for our clients as they navigate business opportunities along the BRI trading corridors.” ©2019 funds global asia

Executive Interviews

Interview: Asia’s sweet spots

Jul 05, 2019

As the US-China trade war ramps up with a hike in levies, Tai Hui, chief market strategist for Asia-Pacific at JP Morgan Asset Management, tells Romil Patel where he identifies investment value.

Interview: Money needs a place to go

Mar 11, 2019

Peng Fei, chief investment officer at Wanwei Asset Management, tells Romil Patel about allocating capital across risk factors when asset performance is uncertain and unpredictable.

Roundtables

ESG roundtable: Are the ESG stars aligning across Asia?

Jul 05, 2019

Our panel of experts discusses driving higher ESG asset allocation in Asia, growing calls to address the global climate crisis and the importance of governance. Chaired by Romil Patel in Hong Kong.

Singapore roundtable: A money magnet

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Our panel discussed why the Singapore Variable Capital Company makes them bullish, what gives the onshore jurisdiction an offshore feel and “blood on the streets” from China’s slowdown. Chaired by Romil Patel in Singapore.