Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG, 15th May 2023
The COVID-19 pandemic caused global central banks to take emergency action to support the world’s economies; one such measure was the rapid cut in interest rates to record lows.
Trade Finance Global (TFG) is happy to champion International Women’s Day 2023, highlighting the stories and success of women across the trade, treasury and payments (TTP) industry and beyond.
TFG interviewed ITFA and ADB about the financing of dirty commodities and fossil fuels, and what a sustainable transition means for trade finance.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG, 13 February 2023
To learn more about trade digitisation, Trade Finance Global (TFG) spoke with Oswald Kuyler, global head of strategy at MonetaGo.
Taking a step in this direction, the UK legislature has enacted legislation to prevent economic crime. To learn more about this essential piece of legislation in the financial and economic world, Trade Finance Global (TFG) spoke with Susan Hawley, executive director of Spotlight on Corruption.
Large national infrastructure projects have rarely been delivered at the pace of the UK Freeport programme; in March 2020, the government launched its consultation document, and in March 2021 it was announced that, subject to completing the necessary authorisation processes, the above eight locations would become Freeports.
Iain MacLennan, VP of product management and trade at Finastra, and Patrik Zekkar, CEO of Enigio, Patrick DeVilbiss, head of product at CGI and Alisa DiCaprio, chief economist at R3, provided us with their predictions for the trade technology landscape in 2023.
There is little doubt that 2022 has been an unprecedented year and for better or for worse, there has been a lot that has happened in the trade, treasury, payments and supply chain spaces.
According to Edwards, reducing the record-high $1.7 trillion USD global trade finance gap will be amongst the most important considerations facing the trade finance industry in 2023. The trade finance sector is developing several tools to address this issue.
In light of the current landscape, Trade Finance Global (TFG) were delighted to have the opportunity to speak with Liliana Fratini Passi, Managing Director, CBI, about how innovating and collaborating may be the way forward.
November 17, 2022 saw the unveiling of the UK’s Autumn Statement. The plan hopes to create a more stable UK economy in light of the current global financial uncertainty.
In late September the pound fell spectacularly from above $1.12 to a new record low of $1.035 versus the US dollar.
It’s true that the dollar had been appreciating for many months, and the pound was one of the most undervalued currencies of the year, but this was news making headlines and front pages around the world, and it was exclusively a domestic problem.
A prominent point of discussion at the International Trade and Forfaiting Association’s (ITFA) 48th Annual International Trade and Forfaiting Conference in Porto has been the digitisation of trade finance––particularly after the challenges COVID-19 caused for a largely paper-based industry.