Today, many exporters – large, medium, and small — struggle to secure the financing they need to compete internationally. Often, companies find themselves in a position where private financing alone is not an option.
In the wake of the pandemic, the global economy has seen a confluence of challenges, including geopolitical risks, interest rate changes, and commodity price fluctuations.
From payments, credit and lending, to trade and supply chain finance, the entire financial services industry is being disrupted. Regulatory requirements, industry standards and the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) agenda have accelerated.
The G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting was held in Jaipur, India, on August 24-25, 2023. The meeting focused on the future of trade and investment in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine.
Shipping and logistics managers are responsible for abiding by business ESG standards for greener, more ethical shipping practices on land, water and air. It encompasses brick-and-mortar outfits and e-commerce as global shopping rises in every corporate corner.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG, 28th August 2023.
Today, the OECD released their International Trade Statistics report for Q2 2023. The report offers an insight into the global trade landscape, highlighting significant shifts and trends. With a decline in G20 merchandise trade and a marked slowdown in services trade, the report paints a complex picture of international commerce.
Since B2B can attract the most money, the focus quickly turned to helping the corporate treasurer, the SME, and the B2B space.
90% of world trade – from bulk raw commodities to breakbulk and finished goods – is moved on approximately 60,000 trading ships, crewed by about 1.5 million seafarers. To most traders, the potential risks associated with any one of these vessels is an unknown.
Does a New York court have jurisdiction over an Indian collecting bank that is alleged to have violated the Uniform Rules for Collections (URC 522) for neither collecting and remitting funds to pay for shipments represented by the documents forwarded to it nor returning originals of several of the documents sent to it for collection?
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG, 21st August 2023.
In part 1 of this interview, Morgan Lépinoy, Managing Director of Viatrans broke down how container deposits are creating deep structural issues for the shipping and logistics industry in Africa, and what Viatrans is doing to help mitigate these challenges.
Although there is widespread support for ESG initiatives and a large proportion willing to prioritise positive environmental and social impacts over financial returns, Standard Chartered’s research reveals that many companies still haven’t made concrete sustainability commitments or set targets.
Shipping containers are vital for shipping lines, which are availed to shippers (importers, exporters, customs agents, and freight forwarders) for safe and secure transportation of goods.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG, 14th August 2023.