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12 Oct 2023
The renminbi deserves its place in regional treasury centres
China’s currency is attracting renewed attention as global trading partners rethink their exposure to the US dollar. For...
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China’s currency is attracting renewed attention as global trading partners rethink their exposure to the US dollar. For companies where China is a key part of the value chain, it is already logical – and increasingly practical – to deal in renminbi.
The renminbi deserves its place in regional treasury centres
10 Oct 2023
Investors are betting on India. Does the market live up to the hype?
As China cools, India’s markets are rising up the agenda for global investors. Recent inflows could be just the start of...
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As China cools, India’s markets are rising up the agenda for global investors. Recent inflows could be just the start of things to come.
Investors are betting on India. Does the market live up to the hype?
09 Oct 2023
In green-subsidy race, energy companies are beginning to respond
By Brendon Moran, Co-Head of UK Corporate Coverage & Senior Banker (Energy, Natural Resources & Utilities)
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By Brendon Moran, Co-Head of UK Corporate Coverage & Senior Banker (Energy, Natural Resources & Utilities)
In green-subsidy race, energy companies are beginning to respond
27 Sep 2023
Cross-border payments: the necessary management of banks' liquidity
Against a backdrop of positive interest rates and expectations for rapid and instantaneous payments, control of treasury...
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Against a backdrop of positive interest rates and expectations for rapid and instantaneous payments, control of treasury flows within banks has become a real additional challenge.
Cross-border payments: the necessary management of banks' liquidity
20 Sep 2023
Circular economy: Societe Generale takes a stake in Polestar Capital Circular Debt Fund.
This stake and the resulting business partnership will support innovation and help scale up circular economy projects...
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This stake and the resulting business partnership will support innovation and help scale up circular economy projects and solutions in the Netherlands.
Circular economy: Societe Generale takes a stake in Polestar Capital Circular Debt Fund.
15 Sep 2023
Data and trade finance: the complex challenges of a reinvention
The submission to the French government on June, 29 2023 of the Paris Europlace report entitled “Accelerating the...
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The submission to the French government on June, 29 2023 of the Paris Europlace report entitled “Accelerating the digitisation of international trade finance” (1) shows, if proof were still needed, the extent to which the subject of data and trade finance is at once a problem, an ambition and a revolution.
Data and trade finance: the complex challenges of a reinvention
13 Sep 2023
Late but live: is a global recession still on the way?
Just delayed or cancelled outright? The recession forecast by so many for 2023 has stubbornly failed to arrive, begging...
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Just delayed or cancelled outright? The recession forecast by so many for 2023 has stubbornly failed to arrive, begging the question of whether the world’s central banks are managing to engineer a soft landing, or whether the global economy will still contract, only later than forecast?
Late but live: is a global recession still on the way?
11 Sep 2023
Payments: developing bank/fintech complementarity, a strategy more relevant than ever
‘Open Banking’ began a few years ago now, and collaboration between banks and the new financial players is starting to...
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‘Open Banking’ began a few years ago now, and collaboration between banks and the new financial players is starting to bear fruit. This approach is all the more fitting in the current economic and regulatory environment, in the face of changing client needs.
Payments: developing bank/fintech complementarity, a strategy more relevant than ever
08 Sep 2023
How Virtual Accounts Hold the Key to More Efficient Cash Management
Virtual accounts are not merely a solution to replace existing bank accounts; they offer far more than that. By...
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Virtual accounts are not merely a solution to replace existing bank accounts; they offer far more than that. By deploying virtual accounts, treasurers can open up a world of cash management efficiencies, drive a multitude of cost savings, and take control of cash organisation wide. Rail technology firm Wabtec has done just that.
How Virtual Accounts Hold the Key to More Efficient Cash Management
08 Sep 2023
EUROFINANCE 2023
This year, we are thrilled to participate once more as an official sponsor to the 32nd edition of EuroFinance event,...
04 Sep 2023
A bank-wide effort to grow sustainable finance in Asia Pacific
Banks have a critical role to play in scaling up finance and investment to address sustainability challenges. In Asia...
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Banks have a critical role to play in scaling up finance and investment to address sustainability challenges. In Asia Pacific, a holistic approach is needed to support corporates and investors in their transition.
A bank-wide effort to grow sustainable finance in Asia Pacific
04 Sep 2023
Why hydrogen is attracting renewed investor interest
Is clean hydrogen about to take off? With strong policy signals in the US and EU, institutional investors are beginning...
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Is clean hydrogen about to take off? With strong policy signals in the US and EU, institutional investors are beginning to think so.
Why hydrogen is attracting renewed investor interest
29 Aug 2023
Innovating to Support Lower Carbon Emissions at U.S. Universities
Limiting the emissions on university campuses across the US will be key to reaching net zero goals by 2050.
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Limiting the emissions on university campuses across the US will be key to reaching net zero goals by 2050.
Innovating to Support Lower Carbon Emissions at U.S. Universities
23 Aug 2023
Japan: Tailwinds for markets to continue
Japan continues to catch global investors’ eyes – and it’s not just a short-term bet.
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Japan continues to catch global investors’ eyes – and it’s not just a short-term bet.
Japan: Tailwinds for markets to continue
28 Jul 2023
Shipping sets sail towards a greener horizon
As shipping accelerates its journey towards decarbonisation, huge investment and a united front are required across the...
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As shipping accelerates its journey towards decarbonisation, huge investment and a united front are required across the maritime industry, Paul Taylor, Global Head, Maritime Industries, and Elodie Tarby, Vice President, Strategic and Capital Advisory, Maritime Industries share their insights in Marine Money magazine - article published on July 27, 2023
Shipping sets sail towards a greener horizon
26 Jul 2023
Putting the income back into fixed income: the return of bonds as an investable asset class
After a decade or more with yields hovering around zero in many developed markets and falling into negative territory in...
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After a decade or more with yields hovering around zero in many developed markets and falling into negative territory in countries including Germany and Japan, bonds are back.
Putting the income back into fixed income: the return of bonds as an investable asset class
18 Jul 2023
Correspondent Banking: building a more resilient network, a necessity in the context of permacrisis
At a time when the world has entered a state of “permacrisis” – in other words, permanent crisis – Correspondent Banking...
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At a time when the world has entered a state of “permacrisis” – in other words, permanent crisis – Correspondent Banking must evolve to adapt to this new reality. The challenge? Building more resilient networks, capable of ensuring the continuity of international payments for banks and their customers in all circumstances. But without losing sight of the...
Correspondent Banking: building a more resilient network, a necessity in the context of permacrisis
18 Jul 2023
Reconciling inclusive banking, economic imperatives and compliance: the complex equation of Correspondent Banking
Correspondent banking has undergone a profound transformation in recent years. International payments are more technical...
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Correspondent banking has undergone a profound transformation in recent years. International payments are more technical and more regulated, and have become increasingly complex to operate, prompting some players to cut back on this market. However, this trend must not be allowed to hold back inclusive banking efforts, at the risk of cutting off part of the...
Reconciling inclusive banking, economic imperatives and compliance: the complex equation of Correspondent Banking
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