Today, the OECD released their International Trade Statistics report for Q2 2023. The report offers an insight into the global trade landscape, highlighting significant shifts and trends. With a decline in G20 merchandise trade and a marked slowdown in services trade, the report paints a complex picture of international commerce.
To put it lightly, the past few years have been a rollercoaster ride for trade finance. Recent challenges have pushed the industry to the boundaries, which has created significant angst for many. However, this struggle also has a silver lining.
In light of the current landscape, Trade Finance Global (TFG) were delighted to have the opportunity to speak with Liliana Fratini Passi, Managing Director, CBI, about how innovating and collaborating may be the way forward.
Trade Finance Global (TFG) are delighted to have had the opportunity to speak with Liliana Fratini Passi, Managing Director, CBI, for further insight into the situation.
The world of trade is changing. Increasingly, the topic of environmental responsibility is taking centre stage, with discourse specifically circling around how the finance industry can implement sustainability measures more effectively.
At Sibos 2022 held in Amsterdam, Trade Finance Global (TFG) discussed the potential complexities and obstacles for the Italian banking sector with CBI Chief Commercial Officer, Pilar Fragalà, and how CBI manages these by helping banks to overcome them.
Fears continue to grow over a potential global food security crisis as European farmers struggle to save their crops from extreme weather events.
After record-high gas prices and extreme price volatility in Q4 2021, European policymakers are now warming to the idea of a procurement rethink
In this article, SACE’s Irene Gambelli discusses the support provided by Italy’s export credit agency to SMEs during and after the pandemic, with an increasing focus on green finance
Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. Inflation concerns intensify as cost of energy soars, Boris Johnson reluctant to issue more visas to foreign workers, accelerated energy transition dependent on financial markets, CEOs and world leaders call on governments to reform trade and ADB supports Sanoat Qurilish Bank’s fast-growing base of SMEs with $16.6m credit agreement.
The current banking landscape is going through a makeover. PSD2 and open banking have it’s advantages, but there are also many opportunities to continue to level the playing field, share risks and revisit the rules.
An infamous tortoise, by the name of ‘Bixi’, unsuccessfully predicted England snatching the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship.
The first estimates for the factoring industry worldwide in 2020 have been announced today by the FCI’s Peter Mulroy. Factoring declines were recorded in most regions except Asia Pacific.
From vaccine roll outs to growth in emerging markets, there are plenty of reasons to stay positive this year.
We dive deeper into how Covid-19 impacted the shipping industry. Will the cruise liners be able to financially recover from this outbreak?