Today, HSBC unveiled a pioneering banking solution in Hong Kong, introducing point-of-sale financing for business-to-business (B2B) transactions. This offering will empower B2B sellers on online platforms to provide extended payment… read more →
After years of dealing with the oppressive clouds of COVID-19, the world has since experienced the bloodiest land war in Europe since World War II, inflation levels unseen since the 1980s, rising interest rates, and large scale political instability across all regions. And now, a looming debt crisis in the US.
The existing regulatory frameworks overseeing sustainability reporting in the Financial Institutions sector are giving rise to numerous unexpected outcomes that will ultimately hinder the global pursuit of long-term sustainability goals.… read more →
In international trade, shipping containers are vital for transporting goods safely and securely. To use them, however, many shipping lines require traders to put down deposits – known as container deposits – to safeguard against possible liabilities such as damage, demurrage, or total loss of the container.
Economically disadvantaged people have been trafficked into countries as sources of “cheap” labour throughout history. The International Labour Organization estimates more than 50 million people around the world are trapped in some form of modern slavery.
Finance Minister Choo Kyung-ho of South Korea has dismissed the notion of decoupling from China, emphasising the significance of the world’s second-largest economy as Seoul’s “most important partner” for economic… read more →
Trade Finance Global (TFG) is proud to announce that part of its Trade Finance Talks content has been accredited as official Continuing Professional Development (CPD) resources for a wide range… read more →
Just over two weeks ago, Commodity Trading Week gathered over 300 experts from across the world, tackling some of the most pertinent questions and challenges in the industry. TFG summarises the key findings.
Fast fashion brands are looking at technology to help improve supply chain sustainability and meet their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) targets.
On 16 May, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) became the seventh WTO member to sign the instrument of acceptance for the Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies. UAE Ambassador Ahmed Adbulrahman Al… read more →
Historically, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has always been a cornerstone of the global trade landscape, with its strategic location, abundant resources, and diverse economies. However, the region’s complex geopolitical dynamics, regulatory challenges, and ever-changing markets have posed significant obstacles to trade finance in recent decades.
Trade Finance Global is proud to partner with Dr Robert Besseling, Pangea-Risk and John Miller, Trade Data Monitor to provide an overview of MENA-related political risk and trade data. Providing a succinct overview of MENA politics and trade breakdown is a crucial component of any publication that aims to provide comprehensive coverage of global affairs.
As the global demand for shipping continues to rise, the imperative for the industry to embrace sustainability becomes increasingly urgent to mitigate its environmental impact and contribute to a greener… read more →
During the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) 32nd Annual Meeting and Business Forum in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, TFG spoke with several industry leaders to learn more about the particulars of a first-of-its-kind transaction.