As global central banks hike rates to rein in inflation, and businesses battle with sourcing goods through choked supply chains exacerbated by the war in Ukraine and Chinese lockdowns, Africa finds itself with a growing problem–accessing US dollar liquidity.
The WTO Director-General has extended the WTO Ministerial Conference by a day in a bid to secure some form of agreement around trade deals. With a potential food security crisis looming for developed countries, can an eleventh hour agreement be reached?
The latest IPCC report drives further urgency to ECAs’ plans to increase funding for green and sustainable deals and to rebalance portfolios with long-dated carbon-intensive assets
The first estimates for the factoring industry worldwide in 2020 have been announced today by the FCI’s Peter Mulroy. Factoring declines were recorded in most regions except Asia Pacific.
The first half of 2021 should be similar to the year 2020, marked by the strongest global recession since the end of the Second World War.
The impact of AfCFTA will not just be economic. The free trade agreement will bring long term social and environmental change for the continent.
Ian Sayers, ITCs Senior Adviser for Access to Financing takes a closer look and explains how they may support ITCs work to improve conditions for the continent’s MSMEs.
TFG heard from BACB’s Jeff Fallon, arguing that deeper Africa-Europe integration will be challenging in the new environment – here’s why.
Debtor Finance is a simple, viable alternative to consider for relatively quick access to working capital funding.
From the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement to MANSA, TFG heard from Afreximbank on how they are addressing the challenges around African trade
If Africa is to realize her trade potential, they must be willing to implement far-reaching reforms across all the segments and institutions of the economy.
The AfCFTA is an agreement seeking to establish a free trade area in Africa. AfCFTA’s trade liberalization objective, along with other industries goals, Africa may just be set for a new horizon in its trade, post-COVID19.
TFG heard from EXX Africa’s Keri Leicher, on the economic, political and health crisis in Africa caused by Covid-19 pandemic. Keri spoke of Africa’s high level of debt and silent attacks affecting the continent’s security.
Now is the time for trade finance institutions to take the lead in efforts to strengthen SME resilience and leave them in a position to be able to bounce back in the aftermath of the pandemic.
For Africa, the trade finance gap has been estimated at USD 110-120 billion. TFG spoke to Afreximbank on the challenges/ opps that lie ahead.