Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG, 3rd July 2023
Though international trade is a complicated industry, there is one truth that is simple: the world runs on finance. There is a mind-boggling amount of capital floating around the globe. However, access to this financing has proven difficult for many companies and countries.
Many moons ago, one of my boss’s mantras was ‘time is more precious than meat’. This was repeated every morning during our daily sales meetings. Those days, I sold ‘air time’ in the media industry.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG, 8th May 2023
In international trade, shipping containers are vital for transporting goods safely and securely. To use them, however, many shipping lines require traders to put down deposits – known as container deposits – to safeguard against possible liabilities such as damage, demurrage, or total loss of the container.
Trade Finance Global is proud to partner with Dr Robert Besseling, Pangea-Risk and John Miller, Trade Data Monitor to provide an overview of MENA-related political risk and trade data. Providing a succinct overview of MENA politics and trade breakdown is a crucial component of any publication that aims to provide comprehensive coverage of global affairs.
In 2023, environmental and climate issues will again be at the top of the policy agenda in the Middle East and North Africa. The upcoming COP28 climate conference in Dubai and the rapid growth in the renewables sector in Egypt and North Africa both point to the growing power of MENA states within global climate politics.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG, 24th April 2023
Industrialisation is a critical component of economic development, with many benefits that include improved standard of living, economic stability, growth in agricultural production, the balance of payment surpluses and high employment rates.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG, 27th March 2023
The specifics of African sovereign debt are incredibly nuanced and require a deep dive into country-specific situations and multilateral relationships. To get a better understanding of this subject, Trade Finance Global’s (TFG) Deepesh Patel sat down with Robert Besseling, CEO of Pangea-Risk at ExCred International in London.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG, 27 February 2023
The latest issue of TFG’s Trade Finance Talks, ‘Sailing into 2023: Navigating the new year’, is out now!
‘Permacrisis’ was crowned word of the year by the editors of the Collins English Dictionary at the end of 2022, defined as “an extended period of instability and insecurity”. It seems an appropriate term to describe the state of global trade, finance, and supply chains as we enter 2023.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG: Shifting the mindset towards innovation in ports