Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. Stagflation: Over 80% of US and UK businesses have been hit by increased costs due to inflation. The Bank of England’s (BoE) chief economist backs the case for raising interest rates, and the BoE warns that a CBDC could reduce commercial bank despotis by 20%. The U-shaped recovery – ICISA’s Richard Wulff discusses trade credit insurance and its bounce back from the pandemic. Dr. Joanna Burch-Brown explores the EU taxonomy and the ethics of green finance. And European gas shortages are expected to push up fertiliser costs and food prices.
This week, at a House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee hearing on CBDCs, Sir Jon Cunliffe, deputy governor for financial stability at the Bank of England, revealed some interesting findings on the potential impacts of Britcoin.
PODCAST: U-shaped recovery – ICISA’s Richard Wulff on trade credit insurance and its bounce back from the pandemic
Like many products within trade finance, trade credit insurance has endured serious volatility during the last 12-18 months, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
New surveys on both sides of the Atlantic have found that the vast majority of businesses are struggling with inflation, and many are already passing on price hikes to consumers.
As the trade finance industry shifts towards more digitalised ways of doing business, new niches are opening up within the market.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. The worst of the global supply chain crisis is over, says a new World Trade Organization (WTO) report.
For the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the establishment of the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation in August this year was yet another milestone in enhancing Singapore’s status as an international shipping hub.
The supply chain crisis appears to be subsiding, according to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) most recent World Trade Report.
With environmental issues now a top priority for the investment world, Alastair Sewell’s undergraduate degree in biology is finally paying off.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. COP26 wrap-up: UK vows to become the world’s first ‘net zero-aligned financial centre’. TFG launches a new Sustainable Trade Finance Hub. A new ICC report proposes the first global framework for sustainable trade and trade finance definitions. Standard Chartered launches a new Sustainable Account solution in the UK and UAE. And UK Export Finance secures 20% budget hike, expanding support for British exporters.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG: COP26 gets underway, with a Denmark-led agreement on low-carbon shipping, and a UK emissions disclosure agreement in the making.
Bank of England (BoE) Governor Andrew Bailey has hinted that UK companies may soon be made to disclose carbon emissions data as part of the country’s push to reach net zero by 2050.
The Bank of England has surprised investors today by voting against a rise in its benchmark interest rate, which would have been its first since August 2018.
A new report by Euler Hermes has found that the UK economy is “trapped by policy choices” going into the end of 2021 and beginning of 2022.
Baris Kalay, head of trade and supply chain finance for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) at Bank of America, caught up with TFG’s Deepesh Patel at ITFA’s Annual Conference held in Bristol, England.