TFG heard from Elitsa Garnizova, Senior Project Manager and Researcher, London School of Economics on the current updates and what we can expect in this UK-EU-US economic relationship.
Under the Export Development Guarantee (EDG), UKEF can provide partial guarantees covering up to 80 per cent of the risk to lenders for a maximum repayment period of up to five years.
TFG heard from Kevin Shakespeare, Director of Stakeholder Engagement at the Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT), on the significant changes in how exporters and importers trade with the EU come 1st January of 2021 – the end of the transition period.
We dive deeper into how Covid-19 impacted the shipping industry. Will the cruise liners be able to financially recover from this outbreak?
As lockdowns became the norm around the globe, governments have had to step in to support their economies due to the substantial downturn in economic activity – breaking stimulus records in the process.
The Business Plan outlined new objectives that will allow UKEF to adapt its support for SMEs, help businesses across all the regions of the UK, access UKEF products, and focus its activity on sectors and countries.
Considering the stakes involved in managing the AML/KYC compliances are high, banks/ FI should carefully assess the options available with them and look holistically to mitigate the risk.
ICC Banking Commission has released its 2019 Trade Register Report, revealing COVID-19’s potential to disrupt global trade.
“WTO economists believe the decline will likely exceed the trade slump brought on by the global financial crisis of 2008-2009″
As airlines struggle with their cashflows as a result of the travel slump brought about by Covid-19, TFG’s Flora Tan spoke to Ocorian’s Conor Blake, examining the impacts.
The first estimates for the factoring industry worldwide in 2019 have been announced today by the FCI Secretary General at BCR’s 20th RFIX event
Despite what economists, central bankers, and politicians may tell you, the evolution of the world economy is not a graceful one. Rarely does it feel cooperative, since getting a good look at how a single element impacts the whole can seem downright impossible. However, the past few days have shined a light on how trade helps shape the global economic landscape, make waves across markets, and set the tone for the future.
Existing systems are woefully inefficient, siloed or still paper-based and many of them have not improved for decades. The Marco Polo Network is working with Financial Institutions, Corporates and Technology & Service Providers to remove the barriers preventing them from operating at their best.
TFG spoke to Mishal Ruparel, General Manager at Banking Circle, about the new applications of technology in banking to help better serve the underbanked SMEs. Using AI-driven credit scoring and new approaches to analyse credit card transaction data, Banking Circle’s proposition is game-changing the world of SME finance.
According to the 2019 Global Housing Affordability Survey, Hong Kong is the most expensive city to live in. In 2018, the housing price to income ration in Hong Kong is 20.9, resulting in that the living space per capita in Hong Kong is approximately 12㎡.