Trade Finance Global caught up with Charles Nahum at Finacity, looking at the state of the trade receivables securitisation markets in 2019
Rebecca Harding discusses the elusive hidden trade and how it relates to anti-money laundering initiatives and the challenges they bring for banks.
ADB’s Steven Beck explores the challenges, risks, and implications of fighting financial crime and how such precautions are impacting market gaps.
The superimposition of DLT into the trade and shipping space naturally brings about a major step towards the digitization of trade. The process of trade digitization, however, is still traversing a legislative grey area. In many jurisdictions, including the USA, there are currently no regulations or laws that recognize electronic negotiable instruments in lieu of their written counterparts. Overcoming this immense operating hurdle will be a key initiative to reaching the full potential of DLT in the trade space.
To date, attempts to digitize trade and trade finance and to connect trading parties have been relatively unsuccessful. Internal processes have become increasingly digital but transactions involving multiple parties are still costly, complex, and largely paper based. This lack of success to date has been due primarily to the limitations of legacy technology systems, platforms, and networks that supported such digitization efforts
In the early hours of the morning, President Trump raised a further $200bn worth of tariffs on Chinese exports (5,700 different products to be exact), moving the tariff from 10% to 25%.
PODCAST: All Change in Africa: EXX Africa’s Dr Robert Besseling on the Business Sentiment in Africa (S1E9)
TFG’s exclusive interview with Robert Besseling covers the latest macro-economic factors at a regional level in Africa’s key economies.
How are working capital finance schemes and the availability of KYC and AML tools considered amongst UK and European corporates? TFG heard from Simon Kleine, Director at East & Partners Europe, on the key considerations amongst UK and European supply chains.
Multinational Operators and Local Supply Chains Mid-size and large operators, particularly in upstream Oil and Gas, often need to buy goods and services from local SME firms in the countries… read more →
Anti-money laundering is the process of financial institutions and other business entities using in-house (sometimes assisted by external parties – more on this to come) methods to address the risks posed by Trade-Based Money Laundering.
Trade finance due diligence is becoming both more critical – not least due to the heavy sanctions in place for regulatory non-compliance – and more complex.
A judgment handed down by the English Commercial Court in 2018 illustrates how trade finance banks can find themselves facing unexpected risks when things go wrong in their customers’ trading… read more →
Risk and Insurance Hub – Now Launched! Today Trade Finance Global announced the launch of its Risk and Insurance Hub, at the KNect365 Insuring Short-Term Trade Finance Conference. A hub… read more →
We heard from Vinco David, Secretary General of the Berne Union, at Knect365’s Insuring Short-Term Trade Finance conference, about trends in the short term credit insurance sector over the past 10… read more →
Technology and regulations are opening up new opportunities in partnerships, particularly in the new environment of disrupters, intermediaries and paperless trade. This article reviews some of the opportunities, challenges and… read more →