Twitter has changed the way politics is portrayed. Not only has it arguably drifted political opinions further apart, but it has also given rise to issues like false information and hate speech in the political discourse.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. Here are some of the last week’s updates from the trade sector. 30th September 2019.
TFG spoke to Emmanuelle Ganne, Senior Analyst and Blockchain Lead at the World Trade Organization on the state of digitisation within trade and trade finance. With the rise of numerous DLT and non-DLT consortia, what role should multilateral bodies play, and how can we create paperless trade together? The interview was held at ExCred Commodities in London.
Businesses struggle. It’s a fact that a large majority of businesses will live through some sort of struggle at one point or another. More often than not, it tends to move in waves or cycles, where you will have amazing times, and then the business will go through tougher times.
There are a lot of ways to gain profits from bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies today. One of the most popular means is crypto trading where customers can trade their bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for assets such as fiat money or other virtual currencies.
On 1 July 2019, the long-awaited revised internet eRules and guidelines for online trade finance finally arrived for banks, importers, exporters, freight forwarders, chambers of commerce, customs brokers, logistics companies and carriers, to prepare and present electronic records for documentary letters of credit in lieu of or in conjunction with paper documents.
Before 2019, Sibos made its last appearance in the UK in Brighton, 1985. So, what was the world like in 1985? TFG’s Ross McKenzie reports on the trade themes of Sibos 2019.
financial crime risk, just like any other risk, can be better understood using data and modelling techniques, instead of common wisdom. TFG heard from Sihem Mouelhi at Elucidate to find out more.
TAS S.p.A. (“TAS”) has announced that its agreement with Anglo-Gulf Trade Bank (“AGTB”), a digital corporate trade bank for international clients based in Abu Dhabi, is now operational. The contract is being managed through its subsidiary TAS Helvetia S.A.
TFG heard the latest in structured trade & receivables finance from a global transaction banking perspective. We asked Saqib Mustafa from Santander’s GTB team to give us an overview on how credit insurance is being used as a risk mitigation and capital efficiency tool for producers and traders, as well as the latest commodity finance trends from the bank.
Five years ago, if you asked a global investor how they viewed the Middle East, two prominent factors would probably have immediately sprung to mind. Oil and real estate, the latter most obviously in Dubai. What’s changed? TFG spoke to Emma Parsons, Bahrain EDB’s Regional Director for the UK and Ireland about the role of technology within global trade in the MENA region.
TFG heard the latest updates in trade credit insurance and political risk appetite from the Berne Union. The Berne Union represents the export credit (ECA) and investment insurance industry. Vinco David, Secretary General spoke to TFG’s Deepesh Patel at ExCred Commodities London.
Michael Rolfe, Head of Commodity Finance at Bank Leumi spoke to TFG’s Deepesh Patel at ExCred Commodities London.
TFG reports exclusively on the white paper: Digital Ecosystems in Trade Finance, from Boston Consulting Group (BCG), SWIFT and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
London, 20th September 2019. Trade Finance Global (TFG) are delighted to announce a media partnership with TXF at their 2019 Commodities Geneva and Political Risk & Insurance London Conferences.