Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. The WTO is forecasting growth in global merchandise trade of 8.0% this year following a contraction of 5.3% in 2020.
ESG. Environmental, Social and Governance. Three words we hear more and more. But what does it actually mean?
The pandemic has undoubtedly had countless negative implications for the global community. However, amidst all the turmoil there have been some silver linings.
MSMEs around the globe struggle to obtain financing. Why do these MSME financing constraints exist and is a digital future providing new hope for all those firms that are struggling to stay afloat?
You might have heard a lot of hype around these things called NFTs, or non-fungible tokens. How can these digital things be selling for millions of dollars? TFG investigates
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. A container ship ran aground, blocking the Suez Canal which carries about 12% of global maritime trade. The blockage may take some time to clear, further disrupting global shipping, already beset by high freight costs and delays caused by the pandemic.
The trade consequences of Brexit already include a dramatic shrinking of commerce with the EU, an expansion of trade with other allies, and redrawing of supply chains for companies.
More than 90% cost savings could be possible from using distributed ledger technology to handle authoritative digital original documents
We spoke to BACB’s new Money Laundering Reporting Officer on the new risks when combating fraud, and the role new technologies can play in fighting financial crime.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. The OECD upgraded its forecasts for global growth this year, mainly due to the sizeable $1.9t stimulus in the US. UK exports to the EU fell by a record 40.7% in January following the end of the post-Brexit transition period.
We take a dive into the world of Letters of Credit (LCs) and Standby Letters of Credit – some of the essential tools in cross-border trade transactions.
Documentary credits are one of the oldest, most sophisticated, and safest payment instruments used in international trade.
In a year that shook the foundation of trade, these innovators rose to the challenge and helped the industry to digitalise
A three pillar approach to achieving a more sustainable and inclusive future for global trade
How effective technology and financing can bring international shipping into the twenty-first century