TFG has partnered with The Economist Impact Events’ 2nd Annual Global Trade Week. During Wednesday’s panel session “How can digital trade agreements help?” panellists explored the use of digital trade agreements and how their evolution can help to promote the free flow of data, improve human welfare, and inspire trust.
TFG has partnered with The Economist Impact Events’ 2nd Annual Global Trade Week. During the fireside chat ‘What is the outlook for the inflationary environment?’ The Economist spoke with Gary Cohn, vice chairman of IBM, to discuss his thoughts on the causes of inflation, and what policy changes are needed to tackle it.
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.
✍️ In this article, Carter Klein of Jenner & Block talks about independent vs. accessory guarantees, corporate guarantees in the US, and the cases of Shanghai Shipyard and Bank Audi.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG: China trade sector poised for decline, UK appoints new trade commissioner to Africa…
Governments and businesses across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) are digitising at a rapid pace, shifting away from on-premises hardware and manual processes in favour of software as a service (SaaS).
During the panel session ‘unlocking liquidity with collaborative trade finance’ at the finanzsymposium in Mannheim in May, TFG spoke with German and Scandanavian fintech professionals about their thoughts on the future of trade finance, and what solutions they think are needed for the next generation.
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.
Fintech growth over the last five years has been exponential, with investment in UK fintech hitting £27.5 bn in 2021 – but the high reward also means high risk.
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2022 WTO conference extended to try and end deadlock
Despite port congestion woes, COVID-19 lockdowns in Asia and vessel availability issues, the container shipping sector remains in boom territory. TFG investigates.
LIBF’s Alex Gray discusses how trade finance education has evolved since the pandemic.
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?
With technology revolutionising almost every area of business, TFG asked a number of fintech experts whether it also has a role to play in streamlining how trade finance applications are handled and processed to help unlock more trade finance liquidity.
Certified Documentary Credit Specialist Ravi Jinugu explains the motivations and rationale for variation of Incoterms® rules.