TFG’s exclusive interview with Robert Besseling covers the latest macro-economic factors at a regional level in Africa’s key economies.
Although the clocks went forward, they did not shed any fresh light on Brexit. The stalemate continued and the EU granted an extension to Article 50 until Halloween, by which time the clocks will have changed again and we’ll probably still be in the dark.
Since the start of his Presidential election campaign in 2015, the world knew that Donald Trump would engage in trade wars. He connected with middle America by suggesting he would bring manufacturing and production back to states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania. Trump also told the nationalistic population that America would return to being the greatest superpower.
Trade Finance Global heard from Stephen Hubble, Chief Analyst at Centtrip, on how even the largest businesses struggled to deal with currency volatility and market uncertainty as a result of the current climate.
In preparation for TFG attending IFN Asia next week in Kuala Lumpur, we put together a brief overview of shariah law and shariah finance, outlining the key differences between riba, gharar, musharakah and sukuk.
The UK and the EU have agreed to extend the Brexit deadline until October 31, 2019, from April 12, 2018. Initially, it was thought that the EU was thinking of extending the deadline until June 30.
March was a hive of Brexit activity in the House of Commons but the upshot is that we are no closer to an outcome. The pound fluctuated and towards the end of the month it managed to rally sharply as optimism for Theresa May’s deal being passed rose.
Trade Finance Global heard from Dr Rebecca Harding, CEO of Coriolis Technologies on a data focussed trade outlook between China and UK corridors, and why this partnership matters.
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.
Trade Finance Global heard from Simon Kleine, Director at East & Partners Europe, on the State of the Global Supply Chain Market, focussing on UK – China trade corridors.compete successfully and win business based on their inherent strengths.
Trade Finance Global heard from Chris Southworth, Director General of the ICC United Kingdom on the State of the Global Supply Chain Market, focussing on UK – China trade corridors.
Trade tensions continue for between the US and the EU, causing much volatility and uncertainty for businesses trading overseas. TFG look at some of the impacts FX volatility has on businesses working cross-border, and how CFOs, treasurers and FDs are hedging their risks when it comes to protecting their margins and balance sheets.
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.