Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. TFG’s Deepesh Patel appointed to new ITFA ESG Committee
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG.
Almost two weeks have passed since the retirement of the world’s most important number: the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR).
A group of central and commercial banks has successfully tested the integration of wholesale central bank digital currencies (CBDCs)
As the clocks struck midnight, we looked back at over 700 articles, handpicking our favourite stories that made the headlines in 2021
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. Sixty-seven countries signed a landmark WTO deal set to cut the cost of global services trade by $150 billion per year.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. Stagflation: Over 80% of US and UK businesses have been hit by increased costs due to inflation. The Bank of England’s (BoE) chief economist backs the case for raising interest rates, and the BoE warns that a CBDC could reduce commercial bank despotis by 20%. The U-shaped recovery – ICISA’s Richard Wulff discusses trade credit insurance and its bounce back from the pandemic. Dr. Joanna Burch-Brown explores the EU taxonomy and the ethics of green finance. And European gas shortages are expected to push up fertiliser costs and food prices.
This week, at a House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee hearing on CBDCs, Sir Jon Cunliffe, deputy governor for financial stability at the Bank of England, revealed some interesting findings on the potential impacts of Britcoin.
Like many products within trade finance, trade credit insurance has endured serious volatility during the last 12-18 months, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
New surveys on both sides of the Atlantic have found that the vast majority of businesses are struggling with inflation, and many are already passing on price hikes to consumers.
As the trade finance industry shifts towards more digitalised ways of doing business, new niches are opening up within the market.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. The worst of the global supply chain crisis is over, says a new World Trade Organization (WTO) report.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. COP26 wrap-up: UK vows to become the world’s first ‘net zero-aligned financial centre’. TFG launches a new Sustainable Trade Finance Hub. A new ICC report proposes the first global framework for sustainable trade and trade finance definitions. Standard Chartered launches a new Sustainable Account solution in the UK and UAE. And UK Export Finance secures 20% budget hike, expanding support for British exporters.
The Bank of England has surprised investors today by voting against a rise in its benchmark interest rate, which would have been its first since August 2018.
A new report by Euler Hermes has found that the UK economy is “trapped by policy choices” going into the end of 2021 and beginning of 2022.