Structured trade finance is a type of debt finance that structures trade finance products from across the supply chain together. Learn everything you need to know about structured trade finance here.
Trade loans are used to finance transactions involving import or export trading and reflecting different stages in the commodity trade cycle, from pre-export financing to borrowing base facilities.
All trade loans, however, are used to finance imports, exports, or other trading transactions.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG: Is SME trade finance viable? A European outlook
The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group approved a €50 million unfunded risk-sharing facility with Societe Generale. The facility, intended to drive trade finance across Africa by supporting small and medium… read more →
The supply chain crunch needs liquidity to oil its wheels. Will the current commodities price surge be enough to lure lenders back into the trade finance business?
TFG has partnered with The Economist Impact Events’ 2nd Annual Global Trade Week. During the fireside chat ‘What is the outlook for the inflationary environment?’ The Economist spoke with Gary Cohn, vice chairman of IBM, to discuss his thoughts on the causes of inflation, and what policy changes are needed to tackle it.
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.