The value of global trade today is around $40 trillion. Approximately 10% of this amount is commodity trade. Therefore being able to predict what is likely for the future of the trade industry to hold is essential for business growth and preparation. Some of the most influential factors on global trade today are
Brexit continues to cause changes to the UK construction industry, with impacts ranging from a freeze/slowdown in trade to the decreasing availability of construction workers from overseas. The risky construction sector is showing contraction due to the longer-term uncertainty.
Stenn, a leading provider of cross-border trade finance, closed a $200 million receivables securitisation programme with Natixis to expand its capital markets programme. This programme significantly augments previous capital programmes launched by Stenn.
Inspection and stock management are critical components of overseas trade and the import / export of goods. TFG spoke to Valeriya Ovdienko, Project Manager at DRUM Risk Limited about the physical and transactional risks in the commodity supply chain.
Crypto assets (including Crypto currencies) and the technologies which underpin them are important because of the potentially huge benefits to society they can deliver. TFG heard from Manu Duggall on their standing under English law, which will determine whether that law will be chosen as the law of the contract and the forum for disputes over others.
Greensill, most recently known for its $800m investment from SoftBank’s Vision fund, has today announced its acquisition of Finacity Corporation (Finacity). TFG reports live from Ho Chi Minh City, in an exclusive interview with Finacity CEO Adrian Katz.
Parker Norfolk’s Richard Bishop discusses best practices for capitalizing on trade opportunities while simultaneously ensuring sound risk mitigation.
Sullivan’s Geoffrey Wynne highlights the key legal and regulatory themes to pay attention to in 2019.
Trade Finance Global caught up with Charles Nahum at Finacity, looking at the state of the trade receivables securitisation markets in 2019
Rebecca Harding discusses the elusive hidden trade and how it relates to anti-money laundering initiatives and the challenges they bring for banks.
ADB’s Steven Beck explores the challenges, risks, and implications of fighting financial crime and how such precautions are impacting market gaps.
The world’s largest exporter, China is set to grow with its huge Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) over the next few years. TFG heard from Lantana Tech’s CEO, Derek Lee, on some of the challenges and opportunities within this market.
To date, attempts to digitize trade and trade finance and to connect trading parties have been relatively unsuccessful. Internal processes have become increasingly digital but transactions involving multiple parties are still costly, complex, and largely paper based. This lack of success to date has been due primarily to the limitations of legacy technology systems, platforms, and networks that supported such digitization efforts
How are working capital finance schemes and the availability of KYC and AML tools considered amongst UK and European corporates? TFG heard from Simon Kleine, Director at East & Partners Europe, on the key considerations amongst UK and European supply chains.
Trading Platforms driven by Fintech can deliver the compliance, credit, insurance and finance tools to trading companies of any size so that they can
compete successfully and win business based on their inherent strengths.