When the rouble plummets, where do Russians put their money? TFG’s Marcus Lankford investigates…
In this article, Ed Lam and Pamela Mar offer a roadmap to a digital future for supply chains and trade finance, with a focus on Asian SMEs
In this article, ITFA’s Andre Casterman reveals the secret ingredients of fintech success
Twenty years ago Asia had a 12% share of the global factoring market. Today that share is 25%.
In this article, FCI’s Lin Hui looks at factoring’s two decades of steady growth in Asia, and where the industry goes from here…
In this article, Emmanuelle Ganne, senior analyst at the World Trade Organization (WTO), looks at how digitalisation can help SMEs access trade finance
In this article, Alisa DiCaprio, head of trade and supply chain at R3, talks about the potential of blockchain to close the trade finance gap
In this article, Gunnar Collin, head of sales and marketing at Enigio, talks about the development of trace:original – a digital original document in its true sense
A group of central and commercial banks has successfully tested the integration of wholesale central bank digital currencies (CBDCs)
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This month, Trade Finance Global (TFG) Editor Deepesh Patel spoke with Zekkar to find out more about his journey to Enigio, his new role, and his outlook on digitalisation in trade and supply chain finance.
This week, at a House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee hearing on CBDCs, Sir Jon Cunliffe, deputy governor for financial stability at the Bank of England, revealed some interesting findings on the potential impacts of Britcoin.
Letters of credit emerged in Europe in the 1800s. However, in their early days the functionality of letters of credit was limited, due to the non-uniformity of national laws.
Merchants would go on voyages for several weeks, if not months, in a caravel, carrack or clipper to the Far East, or elsewhere, to buy cotton, wool, tea, spices or other commodities. They would be equipped with a Letter of Credit in their trunk, often handwritten by the clerk of their high street banks.
In most countries, small and medium enterprises are important contributors to economic welfare. This is the main reason why a digitalized trade system can open more opportunities to further SME growth.
The magnitude and pressure around climate change and the United Nations (UN) agenda can give an opportunity to make a joint effort to transform supply chains more sustainable.