This article looks at the Central Bank of Egypt’s decision to stop accepting documentary collections for imported goods, and substitute them with letters of credit. The decision is expected to have wide-reaching implications for Egypt’s business community and banking sector, writes Haitham Elsaid.
With Visa and Mastercard leaving Russia due to its aggression in Ukraine, Russia has turned to China’s UnionPay as a payments lifeline, writes TFG’s Lewis Evans
In our latest podcast, TFG’s Deepesh Patel spoke with John Miller, chief economic analyst at Trade Data Monitor (TDM), about the surprising resilience of global trade over the last two years
Despite net zero targets agreed to at COP26, global demand for coal is hotter than ever. TFG’s Lewis Evans investigates why…
Among our top stories: Going nuclear – SWIFT ban to hamper Russian trade
When the rouble plummets, where do Russians put their money? TFG’s Marcus Lankford investigates…
The race is on to lead the world in electric vehicle (EV) production. Will China dominate, or will the EU and Japan forge ahead?
In our latest podcast, TFG’s Deepesh Patel spoke with Saskia Rietbroek of ACSS and Michael Byrne of IIBLP on sanctions busters, sanctions compliance, and new maritime guidance for financial institutions
Among our top stories: SWIFT ban to hamper Russian trade, and banks pull Russian commodity trade finance lines amid Ukraine invasion
Several public and private banks and financial institutions have imposed trade and commodity finance restrictions on Russia amid the escalating conflict in Ukraine
The US and its Western allies have ramped up harsh economic sanctions against Russia, as it continues to attack Ukraine
In this article, Ed Lam and Pamela Mar offer a roadmap to a digital future for supply chains and trade finance, with a focus on Asian SMEs
In this article, the Bank of China’s John Omoti takes us on a tour of supply chain finance: its ancient past and its digital future
After record-high gas prices and extreme price volatility in Q4 2021, European policymakers are now warming to the idea of a procurement rethink
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only intergovernmental organisation that regulates and facilitates the rules of trade between nations