With commodities like food and energy resources scarcening in the face of climate change and the Ukraine-Russia conflict, all eyes are turning towards Africa as a possible solution.
In addition to the joint sanctions placed on Moscow by the UK and other NATO countries in February, Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures have confirmed that UK private energy firms no longer import any oil or gas from Russia.
Fears continue to grow over a potential global food security crisis as European farmers struggle to save their crops from extreme weather events.
Analysts are seeing the recent drop in earnings by the world’s biggest mining companies as a sign that the days of bonanza dividend payouts are over.
TFG spoke to one of the world’s largest factoring associations to find out how trade receivables can help solve the liquidity crunch caused by supply chain disruption.
The supply chain crunch needs liquidity to oil its wheels. Will the current commodities price surge be enough to lure lenders back into the trade finance business?
With the trade finance gap at an all-time high, some tech companies are creating novel solutions to help combat the wide-scale fraud that has challenged the sector for many years, making it a more attractive space for lenders once again.
TFG spoke to Jesse Chenard of MonetaGo to find out more.
On Thursday, Boris Johnson resigned his role as UK Prime Minister.
TFG explores the potential impact that this political sea change could have on trade and the possible longer-term economic implications for the UK.
TFG spoke to the acting head of the Berne Union to find out what he believes they can do to affect wider issues like climate change.
Ever since China opened its doors to trade with the world nearly twenty years ago, it’s been touted as the next global economic superpower.
After five days of ‘marathon talks,’ some hard negotiating and plenty of encouragement from Director-General, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala at MC12, WTO members have managed to secure a historic package of trade deals for member states.
Given the critical role credit insurance and surety plays within trade and export finance, TFG spoke with Tinubu about the role of artificial intelligence and distributed ledger technologies in future-proofing the industry.
Just as China’s trade sector recovers from a fresh wave of COVID-19 lockdowns, the world’s largest exporter now faces a slimmer order book amidst weakening global sentiment and increased belt-tightening measures linked to inflation.
Despite port congestion woes, COVID-19 lockdowns in Asia and vessel availability issues, the container shipping sector remains in boom territory. TFG investigates.
The WTO Director-General has extended the WTO Ministerial Conference by a day in a bid to secure some form of agreement around trade deals. With a potential food security crisis looming for developed countries, can an eleventh hour agreement be reached?