In January 2019, the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Future Council on International Trade and Investment produced a brief – “Four Scenarios for the Future of Trade and Investment”, that assessed the rising geopolitical tensions present globally, and offered four potential avenues that the global economy would take in the coming years. TFG Investigates.
Events such as Brexit, the US-China trade war, political unrest between China and Hong Kong dominated the headlines in 2019, have all had significant implications on global trade. However, it has not all been bad news – with increased levels of cooperation and technological innovation, the outlook for trade/finance moving into 2020 could be promising.
Across both developed and developing countries, services trade is accounting for a growing share of GDP. The World Trade Organization recently published their 2019 report “The Future of Services Trade”, which looks at this expansion of service trade and illustrates what the future of the sector may entail.
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.
Certificates of Origin, alongside with the ICC Incoterms® rules, are some of the most crucial trade documents which authenticate the origin of any goods which are exported. Trade Finance Global spoke to CO experts, traders, shippers and producers, compiling a list of the most common mistakes when preparing Certificates of Origin, and how to avoid them.
One of the UK’s Top 5 Business Schools has recently joined forces with ITFA – International Trade and Forfaiting Associations. Founded in 1999, the ITFA works in cooperation with their members – many financial institutions – to try and mitigate the risks associated with their international trade in creative and efficient ways.
From time to time we hear news about large corporation reporting losses as a result of FX volatility, sometimes even as a result of poor FX risk management decisions.
The FCI “Career Path” programme has been endorsed by the London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF) for its quality and content.
London, 29th May 2019. Trade Finance Global are delighted to announce a strategic media partnership with The Telegraph at their conference – The Future of Trade & Export
SWIFT – The Society Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication was founded in 1973 and has been the global standard for financial messaging between banks ever since. The messaging service is used by over 11,000 banks and institutions across 200 countries and have sent over three billion financial messages so far in 2019.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission has today released a whitepaper urging the trade finance industry to work together to ensure that regulation does not hinder the availability of trade finance and remains relevant in a digital landscape.
“Having experienced the fulfilment of serving the public, you can be sure that I will seek to contribute again” – Baroness Rona Fairhead CBE in her letter of resignation to PM Theresa May
The ecosystem of cross border trade can be a complex one, and a level of assurance is needed to ensure proper levels of trade can be reached as efficiently as possible. A Bill of Lading, sometimes shortened to B/L acts as such assurance, as when issued by a carrier of goods it presents acknowledgement of the receipt of the cargo for shipment.
SoftBank – A multinational phone, internet, energy, robotics and holdings conglomerate that operates out of Japan has recently injected $2.2 billion into 3 companies operating within the trade/business finance space.
With the departure of we.trade’s cofounder Roberto Mancone – TFG investigates the significant challenges on the road ahead for the blockchain platform.