In 2018 the world factoring industry volume continued its upward trend with a total reported figure of over 2,767 billion euro representing over 6% growth compared to the previous year.
In the early hours of the morning, President Trump raised a further $200bn worth of tariffs on Chinese exports (5,700 different products to be exact), moving the tariff from 10% to 25%.
TFG took a deep dive into the world of commodity markets and oil prices in 2019. What’s been driving prices, and what is the impact of geopolitics on major commodity markets? TFG’s Ross McKenzie investigates.
TFG’s exclusive interview with Robert Besseling covers the latest macro-economic factors at a regional level in Africa’s key economies.
We heard from Nitin Gaur, Director of IBM Digital Asset Labs at the ICC Banking Commission’s Annual Meeting, on the benefits of blockchain / DLT for enabling trust, transparency and security
Since the start of his Presidential election campaign in 2015, the world knew that Donald Trump would engage in trade wars. He connected with middle America by suggesting he would bring manufacturing and production back to states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania. Trump also told the nationalistic population that America would return to being the greatest superpower.
Trade Finance Global heard from Stephen Hubble, Chief Analyst at Centtrip, on how even the largest businesses struggled to deal with currency volatility and market uncertainty as a result of the current climate.
TFG heard from Lionel Taylor and John Bugeja at Trade Advisory Network on the global outlook for trade, what’s changed, and how companies are shifting their supply chains to counter the macroeconomic and geopolitical challenges today
Is protectionism good or bad? It is indeed true that in the past, protectionism as a concept has been used with a net benefit, but often it is perspective that is key.
President Trump entered office in November 8th, 2016. Throughout his campaign, he held a very strong and very vocal position on the trading relationships that the US held with the rest of the world – that it was not good.
March was a hive of Brexit activity in the House of Commons but the upshot is that we are no closer to an outcome. The pound fluctuated and towards the end of the month it managed to rally sharply as optimism for Theresa May’s deal being passed rose.
Trade tensions continue for between the US and the EU, causing much volatility and uncertainty for businesses trading overseas. TFG look at some of the impacts FX volatility has on businesses working cross-border, and how CFOs, treasurers and FDs are hedging their risks when it comes to protecting their margins and balance sheets.
Optimism that the US and China could be edging towards an agreement over trade has grown in recent weeks.