On the 11th June, the Group of Seven Nations (G7) met to discuss current global economic concerns and plans, where US president Joe Biden proposed that all countries have an agreed floor of corporation tax.
Plain sailing ahead for UK freeports? Probably not. TFG’s McKenzie summarises the key points from the UK budget and what it means for trade.
The impact of AfCFTA will not just be economic. The free trade agreement will bring long term social and environmental change for the continent.
Almost four years later, Brexit is complete. What does the new UK and the EU agreement now mean for trade, and what’s left to do?
On the 15th November, 2020 several Heads of State/ Government of the Member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and other nations met virtually to witness the signing of The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement – solidifying over 8 years of negotiations and challenges.
President-Elect Biden – once he assumes office – will inherit the US trading power, which over the last 4 years has solidified itself as a force to be reckoned with after its aggressive approach to trade.
As lockdowns became the norm around the globe, governments have had to step in to support their economies due to the substantial downturn in economic activity – breaking stimulus records in the process.
A toxic combination of macroeconomic dispute, a global pandemic which by now we are all too familiar with and dwindling storage capacity led to negative prices for crude oil for the first time in history, and the worst performance of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) on the New York Mercantile Exchange since its futures trading opening in 1983.
“WTO economists believe the decline will likely exceed the trade slump brought on by the global financial crisis of 2008-2009″
As the APAC region solidifies its global trade leadership, banks gain an opportunity to serve new finance needs as long as they make needed technology and process changes.
TFG’s Ross McKenzie spoke to Singapore based Mike Walker, Finastra, discussing the relationship between banks and corporates, and a reality check on the current state of technological innovations and digitization to open up opportunities in trade and SCF.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced a $3-billion facility, named Pandemic Trade Impact Mitigation Facility (PATIMFA), to help African countries deal with the economic and health impacts of the… read more →
TFG’s Ross McKenzie spoke to SWIFT’s Fabien Depasse, head of gpi Customer Success at SWIFT about the benefit of payment confirmations and universal confirmations between beneficiaries.
TFG spoke to Vape Club’s Vlad Vassiliev about some of the supply chain disruptions and strategies eCommerce companies are undergoing to navigate unchartered waters.
TFG explores the current fiscal stimulus as a result of COVID-19 and how it might affect UK SMEs, as well as the overall market reactions from Coronavirus