As the most authoritative voice in the trade finance industry, ICC Banking Commission, maintains a permanent dialogue with regulators and supervising bodies, helping to develop regulations affecting the industry.
Events such as Brexit, the US-China trade war, political unrest between China and Hong Kong dominated the headlines in 2019, have all had significant implications on global trade. However, it has not all been bad news – with increased levels of cooperation and technological innovation, the outlook for trade/finance moving into 2020 could be promising.
New York, World Trade Symposium. With the world trade order under threat from protectionist movements, tit-for-tat tariffs, and a shift away from free and open trade, TFG’s Editor Deepesh Patel caught up with ICC’s Secretary General and Member of the World Trade Board, John Denton at Finastra’s World Trade Symposium.
TFG structures a £500k revolving trade finance facility for a packaging company for an order of 34 million sustainable glass jars, moving towards a long term sustainable finance facility
London, 20th September 2019. Trade Finance Global (TFG) are delighted to announce a media partnership with TXF at their 2019 Commodities Geneva and Political Risk & Insurance London Conferences.
How can the UK ‘green’ its finance system? Meeting the Paris Agreement’s targets on greenhouse gas emissions is no easy feat. TFG spoke to Sir Roger Gifford, Chair of the UK Green Finance Institute, on how we can integrate climate science data and risk analysis into financial decision making to get sustainability at the forefront of the agenda for governments, banks and companies.
It is clear that NGOs play a major role in providing humanitarian aid. However, there are several NGOs that are responsible for facilitating national and international trade as well. Organizations like Care International, use trade as a tool to empower women by improving their financial literacy.
Islamic finance is a specialist area that presents exciting growth opportunities for the UK. Sharia (Islamic law) compliant banking assets make up 6% of the world’s banking assets, but globally, approximately one in four people are Muslim. The scope for growth is obvious.
Deutsche Bank has released a comprehensive new publication, “Payables finance: A guide to working capital optimisation, 2nd edition”, revising and updating the original paper released almost two years ago at the beginning of 2018. The paper continues the ongoing work of defining and codifying the payables finance industry as it evolves, shifting priorities and practices in the process.
It’s TFG’s first ever Podcast Takeover, and we welcomed Michael Bickers, Editorial Director of BCR Publishing, who Trade Finance Global have partnered with for the BCR Supply Chain Finance Summit APAC on the 15th and 16th of October in Singapore.
Japan has set out its strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050, and net zero emissions by the early years of the second half of this century. The strategy is not perfect and is in controversy with the actions of the corporates and the government. However, it is a welcome step and more pressure needs to be applied in order to make the strategy go further.
London, 31st July 2019. Trade Finance Global (TFG) are delighted to announce a media partnership with The London Institute of Banking & Finance for the 23rd World Conference of Banking Institutes (WCBI) on the 16th September 2019.
The life of a corporate treasurer is changing, and so is transaction banking. TFG spoke to Lesley McNamara at BAML on integrating product offerings, digital banking trends, corporate treasury and trade updates.
As TFG prepare for IFN Asia, in Kuala Lumpar, TFG heard from Islamic Finance News Managing Editor, Vineeta Tan, who gave a brief overview of the Islamic Finance and Shariah market