Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG: China hits record trade surplus in July
Further to the decision made in the Court of Appeal Malaysia (appellate jurisdiction) between Punjab National Bank (PNB) and Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank), Maybank has successfully obtained leave from the Federal Court of Malaysia Putrajaya to file an appeal against the decision made in the Court of Appeal Malaysia
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.
In our latest podcast, TFG’s Deepesh Patel spoke to Islamic finance guru Daud Vicary on fintech, sustainability, and other engines of growth
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
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.
Singapore has become the first country to ratify the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), with plans to implement the accord on the 1st January 2022.
TFG heard from Andreas Tesch of Atradius on the status of credit insurance market in Asia and the key initiatives taken in response to Covid-19’s impact on Asian trade.
The Chinese President Xi Jinping and Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte have met a record number of eight times over the past three years. The subject of the South China Sea has been an increasingly tense regional topic of the past decade.
In 2012, Asian Development Bank’s Trade Finance Program (TFP) commissioned a unique study, the first of its kind, to understand and quantify the unmet demand for trade finance, known as the global trade finance gap. Over the years, TFP has updated this study to quantify and inform policymakers and market participants about the main drivers for this persistent trade finance gap.
TFG are delighted to be joined by Michael Vatikiotis, who was the keynote speaker earlier today at FCI’s 51st Annual Meeting in Ho Chi Minh City, an experienced author, journalist and conflict moderator specialising in Southeast Asia.
East and Partner’s Martin Smith and Simon Klein discusses emerging Australasian trade finance trends and approaches to capitalize on them. Voice of the Customer Analytics In the face of global… read more →
We heard from Nitin Gaur, Director of IBM Digital Asset Labs at the ICC Banking Commission’s Annual Meeting, on the benefits of blockchain / DLT for enabling trust, transparency and security
As TFG prepare for IFN Asia, in Kuala Lumpar, TFG heard from Islamic Finance News Managing Editor, Vineeta Tan, who gave a brief overview of the Islamic Finance and Shariah market