TFG heard from Theo Cooke, Engagement Manager at Orbitt Capital on the state of the African trade finance gap.
Optimism that the US and China could be edging towards an agreement over trade has grown in recent weeks.
For the most part, February was the calm before the storm as Theresa May pushed back the meaningful vote to the end of the month. We saw little change in GBP volatility as the markets were left in wait and see mode.
Amsterdam Trade Bank and First Abu Dhabi Bank among customers upgraded in record time ahead of regulation deadline
LONDON – The Trade Finance Distribution (TFD) Initiative – an industry-led initiative to make trade finance an investable asset class – has today released a whitepaper discussing the potential for… read more →
Moscow, 7 March 2019 – Alfa-Bank today announced that it joined the Marco Polo Network, the largest and fastest growing trade finance network leveraging Corda blockchain technology to bring significant efficiencies in financing trade and working capital.
Finacity Corporation (“Finacity”) announced recently that it has hosted four gatherings of senior finance professionals for an opportunity to network with peers and to learn about the very latest developments in Receivables Securitization.
All IBAS GTF – Global Trade Finance Factory user banks, including ABN AMRO Bank, have adhered to the SWIFT Release 2018 standards since switchover on 18 November 2018 London –… read more →
TFG spoke to Ibrahim Farag, CEO and founder of Diaspora International, about his ambitious plans to bridge the $1.5 USD trillion trade finance gap between underbanked nations in emerging markets and SMEs in more developed markets through a trust and recommendation-based model.
London, 22nd February, AltFi has named Trade Finance Global (TFG) the ‘Best PR / Marketing Division 2018’. Trade Finance Global (TFG) scoops Award at AltFi Awards TFG have proved a… read more →
Last week, Dubai based TradeAssets announced the launch of a trade finance e-marketplace for banks. The banks, primarily Bangladeshi, are helping to bridge the gap in the secondary market for trade finance banks.
Just two days ago, Japanese financial institution Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) announced a successful proof-of-concept (POC) using R3’s Marco Polo trade finance platform. SMBC has been participating in a… read more →
London, 20 February 2019 – Diaspora International announces plans to open a digital trade finance bank, adding to the challenger bank scene.
The Federal Reserve delivered a very dovish surprise at its monetary policy meeting in January, signalling that its current interest rate hike cycle that began in late-2015 could be at… read more →