Just over two weeks ago, Commodity Trading Week gathered over 300 experts from across the world, tackling some of the most pertinent questions and challenges in the industry. TFG summarises the key findings.
Fast fashion brands are looking at technology to help improve supply chain sustainability and meet their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) targets.
Historically, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has always been a cornerstone of the global trade landscape, with its strategic location, abundant resources, and diverse economies. However, the region’s complex geopolitical dynamics, regulatory challenges, and ever-changing markets have posed significant obstacles to trade finance in recent decades.
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During the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) 32nd Annual Meeting and Business Forum in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, TFG spoke with several industry leaders to learn more about the particulars of a first-of-its-kind transaction.
The financial services industry is constantly changing, and the pace of change is accelerating rapidly, especially for the payments sector. The industry has witnessed many shifts: from the barter system to cash, from cheques to cards, and from cards to digital banking and payments.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG, 15th May 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic caused global central banks to take emergency action to support the world’s economies; one such measure was the rapid cut in interest rates to record lows.
The Single Trade Window (STW) is a technology concept proposed within the 2025 UK Border Strategy, published by the Cabinet Office in 2020. It builds upon the recommendation and guidelines proposed by the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT).
At the ICC United Kingdom and C4DTI, Trade Finance Global’s (TFG) Deepesh Patel spoke with Nick Davies, Director of the ICC’s United Kingdom C4DTI, to learn more about their role in accelerating the adoption of digital trade.
Future of UK customs digitalisation – CDS, Single Trade Window and customs compliance considerations
As part of trade facilitation, the UK government introduced the Electronic Trade Documents Bill, which is currently undergoing legal stages before being fully enforced. It’s a great step forward, however, industries need more than that.
At the ICC United Kingdom’s annual conference in partnership with the Center for Digital Trade and Innovation, Trade Finance Global’s (TFG) Deepesh Patel spoke with Miriam Goldby, Professor of Shipping, Insurance, and Commercial Law at Queen Mary, University of London, to learn more about the adoption of the electronic trade documents bill in the UK, breaking new ground in the transition to paperless trade.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG, 8th May 2023
The United States Dollar has been the de facto global currency for the better part of the past century. While rhetoric questioning its longevity in this role has been around for decades, the past year has seen more leaders of rapidly emerging economies beginning to question why it still needs to be this way.
In recent years, de-risking has become a common practice among financial institutions worldwide. Some institutions take on the role of withdrawing funds, while others are left with limited leverage and resources to ensure the continuity of their client’s international operations.
Deepesh Patel, editor at Trade Finance Global, spoke to Enno-Burghard Weitzel, SVP Strategy, Digitization & Business Development at Surecomp, in a webinar entitled “Taking trade finance digital – buy vs build.”