Over the last decade, Vietnam has become a top destination for investment in manufacturing – more desirable than other Southeast Asian nations like the ASEAN-4 countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines). This has led many to wonder why Vietnam is such an attractive destination for investors.
With the trade finance gap at an all-time high, some tech companies are creating novel solutions to help combat the wide-scale fraud that has challenged the sector for many years, making it a more attractive space for lenders once again.
TFG spoke to Jesse Chenard of MonetaGo to find out more.
At the BAFT global annual meeting in May, TFG sat down with heads of trade to discuss the current state of trade in Asia.
In our latest podcast, TFG’s Deepesh Patel spoke to Islamic finance guru Daud Vicary on fintech, sustainability, and other engines of growth
Among our top stories: SWIFT ban to hamper Russian trade, and banks pull Russian commodity trade finance lines amid Ukraine invasion
Among last week’s top stories, global trade hits record high of $28.5tn in 2021, but will flatline in 2022, says new UNCTAD report
Could meaningful action by the US Fed this year see capital attracted back to the US, putting recent Asian emerging markets growth under considerable stress, ponders Ed Arghand, Senior Underwriter, Political and Credit Risk, HDI Global Specialty SE.
Twenty years ago Asia had a 12% share of the global factoring market. Today that share is 25%.
In this article, FCI’s Lin Hui looks at factoring’s two decades of steady growth in Asia, and where the industry goes from here…
As the clocks struck midnight, we looked back at over 700 articles, handpicking our favourite stories that made the headlines in 2021
Over the weekend, China celebrated the 20th anniversary of its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
With environmental issues now a top priority for the investment world, Alastair Sewell’s undergraduate degree in biology is finally paying off.
Our editor, Deepesh Patel sat down with Geoff Brady and Madhav Goparaju from Bank of America and Chris Doroszczyk from IBM to discuss the impact of COVID-19, access to finance and technology.
Contour, the digital trade finance network, announces partnership with the Shenzhen FinTech Institute, a subsidiary of The People’s Bank of China (PBOC).
World trade is central to economic growth and as we emerge from the pandemic, trade is paramount in enabling the global economy to recover. Is the time really now, for digitising trade, and how can advance the dialogue to reduce friction, costs and risk?
Eighteen months into the COVID-19 pandemic and shipping bottlenecks are challenging companies to meet demand. The global outlook is uncertain, however, that does not mean doom and gloom, making way for a new thought process.