Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. Concern continued to grow over new variants of COVID-19. The UK has closed all travel corridors as of this morning. The UK economy shrank by 2.6% in November as lockdowns hit activity in the service sectors.
Today’s podcast focuses on the Free Trade Agreement, FTA with Japan, more specifically referred to as the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, Or CEPA. The UK and Japan are major investors in each other’s economies, ranking fifth and sixth respectively for inward foreign direct investment.
TFG’s Mark Abrams spoke to IFC’s Qamar Saleem, about the role of DFIs in assisting MSMEs in the short and medium term COVID-19 recovery.
How is China using technology to build the technical and financial infrastructure for the ambitious BRI? Eugenio Reggianini reports on the BSN and DCEP
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?
Trade Finance Global’s Editor Deepesh Patel hears from Robert Plehn, Head of Capital Markets, GE Capital, Jerome Farges, Head of Corporate Securitisation, Societe Generale, Steven Hollands, Managing Director, Greensill Capital, Jeremy Levy, Partner and Baker McKenzie.
As we end 2020, here’s our very own ‘Top of the (Trade) Pops’ 🏆 and our musings from the trade community with our ‘Year in Review’
As we approach Christmas during this very unusual year for global trade, we take a step out of the 2020 rollercoaster, and will be releasing 10 of our very best trade insights from 2020, one per day, until Christmas.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. Talks between the UK and the EU on their future relationship continue without a breakthrough, and the UK government placed London and much of South East England under tier 4 restrictions.
A documentary trade credit (DTC) is a trade finance substitute for a commercial bank documentary letter of credit. A DTC is issued and negotiated under the same UCP guidelines as a documentary letter of credit; except the funds supporting the instrument are available with a third party international escrow company instead of a commercial bank.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. UK-EU Brexit talks continue, with the UK prime minister Boris Johnson and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen agreeing to extend talks on the future UK-EU relationship beyond the previously announced deadline of yesterday.
Covid-19 lockdowns have disrupted global supply chains across the board and placed the concepts of reshoring and resilience on every policymaker’s lips. A new report from Euler Hermes examines how the pandemic could push manufacturers to rethink their supply chain strategies.
We heard from Natasha Condon, Global Head of Core Trade at J.P. Morgan, on her take of how the trade finance market has fared in recent months, since joining the bank in 2020.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. The UK has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for use. The first vaccinations are expected to start this week. Following a week of intense negotiations, UK and EU negotiators issued a statement saying that “conditions for an agreement are not met.
SWIFT and Lloyds Banking Group announce world’s first go-live of gpi Instant connection in the UK, with benefits extending far beyond.