The resilience of Ukrainian businesses deserves special attention. Entrepreneurs have not only survived the beginning of the war, but continue to develop their businesses. According to a survey, as of March 2022, only 13% of enterprises were operating as they were prior to the war, 48% were operating at partial efficiency, and 35% suspended operations and were waiting for better times.
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.
Saying the world’s oceans are vast is an understatement. If one were to sail from Cape Town to Tristan da Cunha, the world’s most remote inhabited island, located over 2,000 kilometres to the nearest land, the voyage would take longer than it took Apollo 11 to reach the moon.
Fraud has been a prevalent issue in commodity trading and financing over the past few years, most recently in relation to cargoes of metals.
The MLETR (Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records) is a revolutionary solution that aims to transform the trade finance industry by providing an open framework for digitising trade documentation.
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.
Persistent structural gaps within and between the world’s economies will decisively influence trade in the years ahead. This was one of the key findings in the latest Future of Trade report.
TFG spoke to the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development to discuss the Canadian government’s role in international trade and supporting women in the workplace.
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.
At Excred International, Trade Finance Global’s (TFG) Deepesh Patel sat down with Maëlia Dufour, director international relations, business development, rating, environment and climate at Bpifrance and president of the Berne Union, to learn more about the intricacies of the trade credit industry.
While at the ITFA and BCR: Trade & Investment Forum 2023, Trade Finance Global’s Deepesh Patel was happy to sit down and talk to Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE to discuss what the UK government is doing to support this digital transition.
To kick off Trade Finance Global’s Women in Trade, Treasury & Payments roundtable event and dinner, President and Chair of US EXIM Bank, Reta Jo Lewis gave a keynote address to the audience.