With COP26 just around the corner, Export Credit Agencies, ECAs, are mandated to support government efforts in their fight against climate change.
TFG’s editor, Deepesh Patel, interviewed Nasser Al-Thekair, general manager of trade and business development at the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Islamic Finance.
SWIFT is a communication platform that allows members to connect and exchange financial messages securely and reliably.
New Standard Chartered research shows companies in Europe, North America are doubling down on supply chain resilience
New research from Standard Chartered has found that environmental, social and governance obligations are top of mind for corporates in Europe and North America, as the post-pandemic business recovery gets underway.
The global trade finance gap hit a new all-time high of $1.7 trillion in 2020, eclipsing its previous high of $1.5 trillion recorded in 2018, says a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Uniform Rules for Digital Trade Transactions (URDTT) Version 1.0 released by the ICC, October 2021.
These are the first ICC universal rules for completely digital trade transactions using Internet protocols. The following are edited highlights.
Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. Inflation concerns intensify as cost of energy soars, Boris Johnson reluctant to issue more visas to foreign workers, accelerated energy transition dependent on financial markets, CEOs and world leaders call on governments to reform trade and ADB supports Sanoat Qurilish Bank’s fast-growing base of SMEs with $16.6m credit agreement.
The current banking landscape is going through a makeover. PSD2 and open banking have it’s advantages, but there are also many opportunities to continue to level the playing field, share risks and revisit the rules.
Letters of credit are the oldest and most common type of short term trade finance, famously described as the “lifeblood of international commerce,” with some commentators suggesting their use stretches back to 3000 BC. What makes them so successful?
AI, internet of things, robotics – what do they mean for trade finance, particularly in the efforts to combat trade-based money laundering?
The digital transformation of the banking operations of guarantees and documentary credits to shift from the paper-based and labour-intensive models to a digital trade ecosystem.
This article posits that human rights due diligence is the most practical approach to addressing climate change concerns and achieving other sustainable development goals.
World trade is central to economic growth and as we emerge from the pandemic, trade is paramount in enabling the global economy to recover. Is the time really now, for digitising trade, and how can advance the dialogue to reduce friction, costs and risk?
Digitalisation has become a global priority, but efforts to digitalise trade have been hindered by legislative gaps.
In the wake of the ICC Uniform Rules for Digital Trade Transactions (URDTT) due to publish next month in October, we explore the meaning of a digital trade transaction – underlying assumptions, regulatory framework and future expectations.