Economies around the world are now looking to reopening economies in support of generating economic activities, limited by social distancing restrictions.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. The severe contraction of economic activity due to COVID-19 are being felt around the world. Associations are calling for state backed support for the private credit insurance market as the impact of bank lending severely impacts critical supply chains.
TFG heard from Noviland’s Francois Jaffres on the real challenges of COVID-19 on purchasing PPE from Chinese suppliers and the impacts on payment terms such as LCs
ICISA calls for a systematic approach across the EU to meet the demands of the crisis triggered by Covid-19. This coordination would enable economic sectors to still continue trading on a level playing field.
A toxic combination of macroeconomic dispute, a global pandemic which by now we are all too familiar with and dwindling storage capacity led to negative prices for crude oil for the first time in history, and the worst performance of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) on the New York Mercantile Exchange since its futures trading opening in 1983.
Industry bodies called for further government support towards supporting the global trade industry (multilaterals, banks and insurers), as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt all areas of the economy.
ITFA, BAFT, Berne Union, IACPM, IUA and LMA today wrote to European Union policymakers about the importance of facilitating bank lending amid the COVID-19 crisis.
There have been 1.7 million confirmed cases of coronavirus globally, with over 100,000 deaths. The majority of countries around the world still have strict lockdowns in place, and the virus is still spreading rapidly.
As airlines struggle with their cashflows as a result of the travel slump brought about by Covid-19, TFG’s Flora Tan spoke to Ocorian’s Conor Blake, examining the impacts.
TFG heard from development finance expert Diana Smallridge on the role of various institutions when it comes to financing trade, infrastructure, and exports.
The coronavirus focus in the last week has largely been around the provision of PPE, as well as MDBs providing continued economic support to businesses
TFG heard from John Lentaigne, Acting CEO at African Trade Insurance Agency, on the current investment landscape in Africa.
TFG heard from Finastra and Cognizant discussing trade and supply chain trends in Asia for 2020. Accounting for half of global GDP, what are the biggest challenges that lie ahead?
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect numerous people and organisations, ITFA have today released practical advice on the signature of documents. This is not legal advice.
The coronavirus focus is now on ensuring countries have free flow of medical supplies, equipment and goods, with the support of MDBs