Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG: The UK agrees to a historic trade deal with New Zealand – among the first of such deals in the post-Brexit era. A new ICC report estimates that full digitalisation could add $9 trillion to G7 trade by 2026. The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) offers more details on its synthetic LIBOR plans. Macquarie strengthens its position as a global shipping lender, with a total market value of over $3 billion. And we hear from ITFA’s Andre Casterman and Johanna Wissing on fintech and ESG for trade finance respectively.
While some in trade finance struggle with green fatigue, ITFA’s Johanna Wissing isn’t one of them.
We have just completed the marathon that is virtual Sibos – a festival of trade, treasury, and payments. So what better way to celebrate than to be joined by the CEO of the Banks Association for Financing Trade (BAFT), Tod Burwell.
Banks and fintechs have not always been the closest playmates, but ITFA’s Andre Casterman is on a mission to help them work together.
Last week, at the ITFA Annual Conference, TFG’s editor, Deepesh Patel, sat down with Sean Edwards, chairman of ITFA.
TFG, LIBF, FCI and EBRD, are pleased to announce the bronze and runner-up articles from this year’s cohort of the International Trade Professionals Programme/
Open account business drives economic activity worldwide, and during times of volatility, uncertainty and of course, the pandemic, the need for solutions when it comes to receivables finance has never been more pronounced.
Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. Japan’s economy starts to show signs of growth after being slow to bounce back from the Covid-19 pandemic, shipping bottlenecks set to prolong supply chain turmoil, economies in Latin America and the Caribbean are urged to boost resilience in the face of commodity price hikes, HSBC is the first bank to join Walmart’s inclusive financing initiative and the UK signs historic partnership with CABEI.
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TFG’s Deepesh Patel spoke to ITFA’s Chairman, Sean Edwards, about the ITFA Structured Letters of Credit Working Group, and the emergence of Structured Letters of Credit as a variant of Traditional LCs.
TFG, today announced a media partnership with the International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA), for the 47th Annual International Trade and Forfaiting Conference.
TFG’s editor, Deepesh Patel had the pleasure of speaking with Stacey Facter from BAFT, Christian Hausherr from Deutsche Bank AG and the Global Supply Chain Finance Forum and John Monaghan from Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions at BAFT’s Virtual Global Annual Meeting.
TFG, LIBF, FCI and EBRD, launch the International Trade Professionals Programme (ITPP) 2021, following the success of last year’s cohort, at EBRD’s annual conference.
A session by Loh Sin Yong from Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) at TXF’s Global Trade Virtual 2021, explored one potential solution to the now highly paper-reliant trade.