In preparation for the 2022 EBRD TFP Trade Finance Forum, held in Istanbul, Turkey, Trade Finance Global’s (TFG) Annie Kovacevic sat down with Chynara Alybaeva, head of global transaction banking department at Optima Bank OJSC, to learn more about the banking sector in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Fears continue to grow over a potential global food security crisis as European farmers struggle to save their crops from extreme weather events.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was admitted as the newest member of the East African Community (EAC)
Why exactly have the prices of food historically been higher in Japan? TFG’s Carter Hoffman investigates…
Over the last ten years, nature dependent exports accounted for 40% of annual world trade ($7.4 trillion) – 36% of which stemmed from non-democratic regimes, as defined by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index.
The Russia-Ukraine conflict is having a debilitating effect on the cost of staple foods. Wheat and corn prices are skyrocketing, pushing already precarious regions such as the Middle East and Africa, to the brink.
Despite the delays, the WTO has been keen to keep up the momentum of its ongoing trade discussions. At the 12th Ministerial Conference, the WTO’s top priorities will be…
In our latest podcast, TFG’s Deepesh Patel spoke with John Miller, chief economic analyst at Trade Data Monitor (TDM), about the surprising resilience of global trade over the last two years
This article was co-authored by:
– Arun Prakash, strategy officer for trade and commodity finance at IFC
– Dennis Ochieng, economist at IFC
– Shanshan Li, consultant at IFC
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only intergovernmental organisation that regulates and facilitates the rules of trade between nations
The UK and Australia have entered into a momentous trade agreement, the first on the road to the post-Brexit economy. This deal is the first stepping stone on the UK’s journey to joining a wider Asia Pacific trade agreement.
Department for International Trade (DIT) launches new mentorship programme to help UK farmers and food producers boost their exports.
International Trade Secretary Liz Truss has announced a new food and drink export campaign to boost post-Brexit trade.
Payables finance is changing, often driven by the demands of corporates, looking for inclusive and sustainable programmes when considering who to select for supply chain financing (SCF) programmes.
City Bank has become the first Bangladeshi bank to execute a cross-border Letter of Credit (LC) transaction under a Shariah-based financing arrangement executed using blockchain technology.