To talk about Absa’s sustainability plans, Trade Finance Global’s Brian Canup spoke with Msizi Khoza, Managing Executive ESG, Absa and Ovizikhungo Sicwetsha, Pan African Head, Short Term Finance, Absa.
Europe remains one of the most important continents for African trade, but recent years have seen a decline relative to other regions, with a notable uptick in flows from China and MEA regions.
African Export and Import Bank (Afreximbank) has now established partnerships in its African Trade Facilitation Programme (AFTRAF) with over 80% of Africa’s commercial banks, according to the executive vice president of the Intra-African Trade Bank (IATB), Kanayo Awani.
At the ITFA annual conference in Abu Dhabi, Trade Finance Global (TFG) spoke with Mosa Tshabalala, Head of FI Trade Sales (International), Risk Distribution and Syndications at Absa Group, to explore the role of trade finance risk distribution in the African context.
The livestream is an integral part of FCI’s 55th Annual Meeting in Marrakech.The annual meeting is a focal point in the industry calendar, covering a spectrum of topics from the launch of the UNIDROIT Factoring Model Law to the rise of receivables exchanges and marketplaces.
Over the past year, Africa has made notable strides in digitizing its payments landscape, culminating in South Africa’s recent entry into the global low-cost real-time payments network. “From the launch… read more →
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) plans to increase its funding for trade within Africa to $40 billion through a revolving fund by the year 2026. This development follows the bank… read more →
A spree of military coups in fragile West and Central African states is raising concern of contagion to other regions and more stable countries. Military interventions can indicate sudden policy… read more →
Projects backed by the UK, totalling £49 million in value, are set to be unveiled at the first-ever Africa Climate Summit taking place in Kenya from 4-6 September. These initiatives… read more →
In the wake of the pandemic, the global economy has seen a confluence of challenges, including geopolitical risks, interest rate changes, and commodity price fluctuations.
In part 1 of this interview, Morgan Lépinoy, Managing Director of Viatrans broke down how container deposits are creating deep structural issues for the shipping and logistics industry in Africa, and what Viatrans is doing to help mitigate these challenges.
The Export-Import Bank of India is set to augment its investments within a line of credit program endorsed by the government, aimed at funding Indian businesses seeking to tap into… read more →
Micro, small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of employment and economic growth in West Africa. How can short-term credit insurance help these businesses to grow and prosper?
Globalisation is not dead, contrary to recent claims. Nowhere is this more evident than in global trade, where high-growth trade corridors in Asia, Africa and the Middle East are set to outpace the global average by up to four percentage points.
In a bid to enhance access to trade for micro, small, and medium-sized businesses (MSMEs), the World Trade Board has recently launched the ‘Financial Inclusion in Trade Roadmap’. The roadmap, developed through collaboration with major industry bodies and international stakeholders, seeks to address the challenges faced by MSMEs to accelerate their participation in global trade.