Message from CWEIC Chief Executive, Richard Burge

   

Dear Members and Friends,

This month our Members have been active on a number of topics of interest to Commonwealth businesses including the evolving and digitising nature of modern financial services, investment into Africa and the debate surrounding a liberalised global trade agenda. I was delighted to read HSBC’s piece on ‘How to win the war over trade’ which is featured below.

 
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HSBC – How to win the war on trade

 

HSBC’s Nathalie Blyth argues against protectionism and states that free and fair trade remains essential for prosperity, stability and security.

     
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Reconstruction Roundtable: private sector and government representatives meet to discuss efforts to support the Caribbean following recent natural disasters

     

CWEIC Deputy Chairman, Rt Hon Sir Hugo Swire MP, led CWEIC’s response to the devastating recent Hurricanes in the Caribbean.

     
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FSD Africa completes its investment in African Local Currency Bond Fund (ALCBF)

     

Financial Sector Deepening Africa’s new investment is helping Africans to improve access to long-term funding in local currency, strengthen the capacity of local markets and create opportunities for local investors.

     
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Pilatus Bank believes that a disruptive fintech product and personalized customer care is the only winning combination in the race for the Mass Affluent customer

     

Pilatus Bank’s Hamidreza Ghanbari discusses the bank’s innovative approach to capturing the ‘Mass Affluent’ market.

     
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Invest Turks and Caicos launches ‘Shovel-Ready’ Initiative to Fast-Track Investments

Invest Turks and Caicos islands has launched its “Shovel-Ready” initiative with the aim of attracting more local and foreign investment into the economy.

     
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CWEIC Advisory Board Meeting, 25th October 2018

     
CWEIC Advisory Board meets to discuss the programme for 2018’s Commonwealth Business Forum.
     
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