Global supply chains have been and continue to be deeply impacted by the changes that have taken place in the last 12 months. From the Suez canal debacle to the current shortage of HGV drivers in the UK, it is fair to say that the industry is, currently, facing significant challenges.
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.
World trade of goods has declined some 12% in the last year, representing a loss of $22 trillion USD of trade. Is it all doom and gloom for trade, or will we see a resurgence?
COVID-19 has provided us with an opportunity for a reset, and so has the ICC’s leadership at the Banking Commission. TFG’s editor, Deepesh Patel, sat down with Lynn Ng, the ICC’s new Banking Commission chair, to discuss the ICC’s new governance strategy moving forward, and some of the key priorities for the Banking Commission.
In this episode of Trade Finance Talks, we discussed the realities of implementing the United Nations Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records into local markets – an incredibly important advancement in accepting electronic signatures.
Reporting Export Incidents, whether on a voluntary or involuntary basis, as well as investigating non-compliance in relation to trade finance operations, is of huge importance to multinationals, banks and policy makers. With that in mind, Spencer Chilvers, Head of Export Control Policy, Rolls-Royce to discuss export controls, the current sanctions environment, and the future, on Trade Finance Talks!
In partnership with ICC Austria, Trade Finance Global’s Editor, Deepesh Patel, hears from Kwabena Ayirebi from AfreximBank and Isaac Mahanke from Standard Bank about trade digitisation, compliance and risk in a post-COVID-19 world.
By the end of 2021, it’s anticipated that LIBOR rates will be discontinued, transitioning to the SONIA or SOFR. But what does this mean for trade finance? ITFA explains
Trade finance has a significant role to play in sustainable development and ESG, which extends to addressing global challenges around climate change, human rights and biodiversity.
By understanding how paper documents work, we explore whether trace:original by Enigio, is an alternative way of approaching digital trade.
ESG. Environmental, Social and Governance. Three words we hear more and more. But what does it actually mean?
We take a dive into the world of Letters of Credit (LCs) and Standby Letters of Credit – some of the essential tools in cross-border trade transactions.
We heard from the CBI’s Andy Burwell, on the UK’s independent trade agenda post Brexit, focusing on the EU, Japan and ASEAN.
Today’s podcast focuses on the Free Trade Agreement, FTA with Japan, more specifically referred to as the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, Or CEPA. The UK and Japan are major investors in each other’s economies, ranking fifth and sixth respectively for inward foreign direct investment.
We take a look at the role of multilaterals and public-private partnerships can help the trade finance community achieve sustainability objectives.