In preparation for the 2022 EBRD TFP Trade Finance Forum, held in Istanbul, Turkey, Trade Finance Global’s (TFG) Annie Kovacevic sat down with Chynara Alybaeva, head of global transaction banking department at Optima Bank OJSC, to learn more about the banking sector in the Kyrgyz Republic.
To better understand the industry, the impact of geopolitics, and the role that government support in facilitating a digital-first future, Trade Finance Global (TFG) interviewed Tulkin Yusupov, executive director of Sanoat Energetika Guruhi (SEG), the largest oil and gas company in Uzbekistan.
TFG interviews Ukrainian trade finance experts to learn about the state of the industry and how the international banking community can help.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG: The acceleration towards green and renewable energy through cutting ties with Russian gas
Conflict with Russia has created a multitude of substantial repercussions for economies around the world, not least an ongoing disruption within the global energy market.
In addition to the joint sanctions placed on Moscow by the UK and other NATO countries in February, Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures have confirmed that UK private energy firms no longer import any oil or gas from Russia.
Your Monday coffee briefing from TFG: New from Trade Finance Talks – SME trade finance: flying under the radar
For the third day in succession, a test of the psychologically important parity level in Euro-Dollar is underway, but a significant layer of options barriers could yet mean the exchange rate closes above this level again.
Elitza Kavrakova from Raiffeisen Bank International AG discusses how, despite years of discussion, commercial bankers have not seen much improvement in the process of de-risking.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG: Up, up, and away – latest statistics prove record inflation over last 12 months
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG: Key to digitalisation – reducing the trade finance gap without creating unfair biases
Energy security has been heavily discussed in recent weeks, with the narrative changing almost daily.
This article will review the state of the market and provide an overview of everything you need to know about oil and gas in Europe.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG: Winners of International Trade Awards 2022 in cooperation with BAFT announced
Your morning coffee briefing from TFG – Gas from the past: political history haunts energy supply chains amid Russian sanctions
On Wednesday, the Russian gas exporter and bank Gazprom suspended gas flows to Poland and Bulgaria as the firm did not receive payment from the countries in roubles.