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Standard Chartered appoints new Head of Corporate Finance for Africa and the Middle East

Along with his new responsibilities as Head of Corporate Finance, AME, Abbas’ will also expand his role as Head of Project & Export Finance DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 2, 2020/ — Standard Chartered ( has announced that Abbas Husain has been appointed Regional Head of Corporate Finance, Africa and the Middle East (AME). Bringing […]

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Climate Targets and Industry Participation in the Recovery

By Henrik Poulsen, Mads Nipper, and Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen  COPENHAGEN – The COVID-19 pandemic must not lead governments to lower their climate ambitions. Accelerating the transition to a low-carbon sustainable economy can both drive the recovery and build resilience for the future. Other countries could look to Denmark for inspiration on climate initiatives that will […]



 The nationwide project driven by a company independent of the freight forwarding industry to enable non-conflictive inclusivity and ethical trade has attracted support from businesses such as Bidvest International Logistics, CFR, BidAir and Savino Del Bene, and organisations including the South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF), B4SA and BUSA. It is facilitated through an […]

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Putting the Pep in PEPP

By Reza Moghadam LONDON – The European Central Bank’s €750 billion ($818 billion) Pandemic Emergency Purchase Program (PEPP) was hailed at its inception in March as the “big bazooka,” bringing welcome relief to bond markets in so-called peripheral eurozone countries such as Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Greece. But the ECB must strengthen the program to […]