Low commodity prices in 2015 prompted energy companies to drastically revise their operational, capital expenditure (capex), finance and risk management plans. Industry-wide, capital expenditures fell an estimated 45% in 2015 versus 2014.
For 2016, the outlook suggests continuing frugality as the prevailing industry view is for oil and gas prices to remain “lower for longer,” reports Citi.
In two recently-issued articles, the group discuss how chief financial officers (CFOs) and treasurers are adjusting to these changes and working with their banks to beef up their global strategy. The authors are Jim Reilly, vice chairman and global head of energy corporate banking at Citi and Peter Langshaw, global sector sales head for energy, power, chemicals, metals and mining.
Both papers, under the title “Adapting to ‘Lower for Longer: How Companies are Adopting and Embedding Resilience’, can be accessed here.
Deutsche Bank, HSBC, KBC, Natixis, Rabobank, Société Générale and UniCredit signed a memorandum of understanding in Brussels for developing digital trade chain (DTC).
The Swedish corporate bank’s fixed income macro strategist believes rising infltaion will see the Riksbank lift rates.
ClearBank is likely to concentrate on services for fintechs, according to founder Nick Ogden who originally launched WorldPay.
Proof of Concept has been launched to determine if distributed ledger technology could help banks reconcile their nostro databases in real time.