The UK and Australia have entered into a momentous trade agreement, the first on the road to the post-Brexit economy. This deal is the first stepping stone on the UK’s journey to joining a wider Asia Pacific trade agreement.
In partnership with ICC Austria, Trade Finance Global’s Editor, Deepesh Patel, hears from Kwabena Ayirebi from AfreximBank and Isaac Mahanke from Standard Bank about trade digitisation, compliance and risk in a post-COVID-19 world.
ICC Austria Talks trade with Trade Finance Global on an Africa focused panel on sustainable trade finance and its increasing importance.
Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) warns G7 leaders they risk imposing major costs to the global economy absent of a step-change in their approach to managing the Covid-19 pandemic. UN Trade Forum 2021 to explore how to ensure a COVID-19 economic recovery that protects the planet and promotes inclusive development.
Department for International Trade (DIT) launches new mentorship programme to help UK farmers and food producers boost their exports.
Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. G7 strikes historic agreement on taxing multinationals, WTO launches a Gender Research Hub to promote cooperation on trade and gender issues and Brexit shrank UK service exports by £110bn, highlighting the extensive consequences of Britain’s decision to break away from the EU.
Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. Goods barometer is nearly 10 points above the baseline value of 100 for the index and up 21.6 points year-on-year, reflecting the strength of the current recovery from COVID-19 crisis. ICC launches, ICC Trade Now, a suite of digital products and services to tackle the global trade finance gap. EU set to unveil digital wallet for post-Covid life
Since Brexit, UK businesses and their EU clients have been hit with increased euro transaction fees which could potentially cost them millions.
With the WTO Appellate Body no longer functioning, will the interim appeal arrangements established by the EU, Australia, Canada and others not just ‘stop the gap’ but also pave the way to reform?
Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. World trade’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis hit a record high in the first quarter of 2021, increasing by 10% year-over-year and 4% quarter-over-quarter. WTO Director General calls for action on trade finance in low to middle-income countries.
Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. Global inflation troughed last summer, and has risen markedly since. Britain, Ireland agree to work together to smooth post-Brexit trade and the US Colonial pipeline resumes operations following ransomware attack.
Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. Global trade expected to grow 7-9% in 2021. The global shortage of computer chips is hitting SMEs and manufacturers hard
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. UK and Indonesia strengthen trade ties launching the Joint Economic and Trade Committee. Global trade could grow 8% as COVID fightback begins and WTO details impact of regulatory barriers, other factors on costs to trade
By the end of 2021, it’s anticipated that LIBOR rates will be discontinued, transitioning to the SONIA or SOFR. But what does this mean for trade finance? ITFA explains
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG.
FCI reports a drop in global factoring statistics in 2020, linked to a drop in trade volumes due to the pandemic.