Trade sanctions are among the many tactics resorted to by the international community in order to compel a state to comply with its human rights obligation.
Between Brexit, COVID-19, and supply chain disruptions, foreign markets do not look the most inviting for UK businesses.
$1.4 trillion dollars. Enough money to make anyone pause. That’s the current worth of the global pharmaceutical industry. The COVID-19 pandemic had far-reaching negative ramifications, but it was also a time of notable growth for the pharmaceutical sector.
ICC Trade Register confirms that for larger banks, credit risk in trade, supply chain, and export finance fall back to pre-pandemic levels.
The latest issue of TFG’s Trade Finance Talks, ‘Time’s Ticking for Tech’, is out now!
Conflict with Russia has created a multitude of substantial repercussions for economies around the world, not least an ongoing disruption within the global energy market.
In addition to the joint sanctions placed on Moscow by the UK and other NATO countries in February, Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures have confirmed that UK private energy firms no longer import any oil or gas from Russia.
The financial belt is tightening around China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Many headlines in recent weeks highlight the mounting debt and declining activity that the “project of the century” is now facing.
Structured trade finance is a type of debt finance that structures trade finance products from across the supply chain together. Learn everything you need to know about structured trade finance here.
Trade loans are used to finance transactions involving import or export trading and reflecting different stages in the commodity trade cycle, from pre-export financing to borrowing base facilities.
All trade loans, however, are used to finance imports, exports, or other trading transactions.
What is the difference between a red clause letter of credit and a green clause letter of credit? Read TFG’s 2022 letter of credit guide now!
When using an usance or deferred letter of credit, the issuing bank must make payment by a preset date. This makes planning easier and unlocks working capital.
Ever since China opened its doors to trade with the world nearly twenty years ago, it’s been touted as the next global economic superpower.
The latest issue of TFG’s Trade Finance Talks, ‘Supply chain disruption: the new global food crisis’ is out now!
Just as China’s trade sector recovers from a fresh wave of COVID-19 lockdowns, the world’s largest exporter now faces a slimmer order book amidst weakening global sentiment and increased belt-tightening measures linked to inflation.