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?
TFG was delighted to partner with BAFT for their 2022 Global Annual Meeting in Washington.
Throughout the three day event, attendees heard from many experts discussing the current state of the industry, what they learned during the past few years, where the industry is headed, and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Accordion to the ONS latest statistics release, the twelve-month trailing inflation rate in the UK rose to 9% in April – the highest level since the current ONS data set began in 1989.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG: Key to digitalisation – reducing the trade finance gap without creating unfair biases
This article is co-authored by Marcus Lankford and Mark Abrams. In December 2021, Bloomberg reported that several banks including BNP Paribas SA, Societe Generale SA, and ABN Amro have restricted financing commodity transactions following defaults linked to the pandemic and multiple frauds.
The Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Guy Platten, admits there’s still work to be done to decarbonise the commercial shipping sector.
Your morning coffee briefing from TFG – Gas from the past: political history haunts energy supply chains amid Russian sanctions
On Wednesday, the Russian gas exporter and bank Gazprom suspended gas flows to Poland and Bulgaria as the firm did not receive payment from the countries in roubles.
TFG’s Deepesh Patel highlights the key themes in commodity trade finance for commodity trading week in London.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG:
Bank of America will transition to recycled plastic for credit and debit cards beginning in 2023
Robert Meters, director of Schumann International Limited, discusses the current and long-term impacts of the conflict on receivables finance and credit risk management.
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has announced that it is revising its merchandise global trade growth forecast for 2022 from 4.7% to 3% due to ongoing concerns about the impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and lockdowns in China.
Confidence, demand and energy shock waves, writes Ana Boata, Global Head of Economic Research at Allianz Trade. Allianz Trade is the new name for trade credit insurer Euler Hermes, which became part of the Allianz SE group in 2018.
Your morning coffee briefing from TFG: Energy expert slams UK’s net-zero strategy as ‘hopelessly unrealistic’.
In our latest podcast, Veridapt’s Sean Birrell and Rod Hutchinson talks about how a revolution in stockpile and supply chain monitoring can transform trade finance