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Geneva, 2nd December 2019. Today, at the WTO's 'Global Trade and Blockchain Forum', ICC, TFG and WTO released a white paper combining over 200 responses from banks, corporates, fintechs and associations in the trade sector, as well as over 20 consortia, on the broader impact that distributed ledger technology (DLT) is having on the trade industry.
TFG spoke to Charlotte Prior at Gulf International Bank about the implementation of Environmental Social and Governance (ESG), following on from the launch of GIB's white paper: The incorporation of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) in the Trade Finance asset class.
TFG spoke to Stephen Renna, Chief Banking Officer at US Exim Bank at TXF CPRI in London, about the core priorities and focus for the bank in order to facilitate US exports, now that is has a wider remit to promote US SMEs.
Export Credit Agencies and Credit Insurers working closely with governments have created stability for the global market in recent years. With recent regulatory changes, current high sovereign debt levels and rising political risk levels, however, there are increasing opportunities as well as threats for credit insurers, as governments gradually push more risk to underwriters leaving them with greater exposure levels and potential risk from future systemic events. We caught up with Robert Nijhout, from ICISA, about the trends in the surety bond markets and the technological changes in the trade landscape.
- VIDEO: US Exim Bank’s Chief Banking Officer – Reducing Risk and Unleashing Opportunity in 2020
- VIDEO: Industry Body Insight – Innovations in Trade Credit Insurance & Surety Bonds
- VIDEO: What is the ITFA Unfunded Master Risk Participation Agreement (MRPA) and what does this mean for Banks and Insurers?
The results of a special Eurobarometer survey published by the European Commission show that 60% of Europeans feel that they personally benefit from international trade, 16 percentage points more than… read more →
Marco Polo Network successfully completes largest Blockchain Open Account Trade Finance Trial on R3’s Corda platform
12th December 2019 (London / Dublin) – Over 70 organizations, including some of the largest Fortune 500 companies and top global financial institutions participated in a trial of the Marco… read more →
Citi leads £625MM financing for Jaguar Land Rover Automotive with a first-ever UK Export Finance guarantee issued under its General Export Facility program
London: Citi, together with a syndicate of international banks, completed a £625 million term loan facility with Jaguar Land Rover Automotive plc in October this year. The facility is backed by… read more →
The trade finance products offered on the Marco Polo platform are of interest not only to large but also to small and medium-sized companies. Berlin/Bielefeld/Vienna – The S-Servicepartner, Sparkasse Bielefeld… read more →