With COP26 just around the corner, Export Credit Agencies, ECAs, are mandated to support government efforts in their fight against climate change.
Contour, the digital trade finance network, announces partnership with the Shenzhen FinTech Institute, a subsidiary of The People’s Bank of China (PBOC).
The 2021 ICC Trade Register summary, on the credit risk profiles of trade finance, supply chain finance and export finance transactions. Read our summary on 38m transactions representing USD $19.2t exposures, and 28% of global trade flows.
Trade and economic activity are advancing at a rapid pace across the Middle East. How are governments across the region evolving and harnessing opportunities to enable high-speed economic activity?
The latest IPCC report drives further urgency to ECAs’ plans to increase funding for green and sustainable deals and to rebalance portfolios with long-dated carbon-intensive assets
Asian country’s integration into global value chains remains surprisingly weak. Peter Born, Chief Representative for Commerzbank in Mumbai, examines why this is the case, and what steps are being taken to address the challenges of the business environment in the country.
Though you may be familiar with the terms demurrage and detention in the context of the container business, this article will be focusing on the process of laytime and demurrage in those cases where the vessel is chartered to move oil, chemicals, or dry bulk.
The Department for International Trade has recently published its Global Trade Outlook report. TFG summarised of the key points from the report, outlining what could be in store for global trade between now and 2050.
The guidance note looks at Term SOFR (SOFR is the Secured Overnight Financing Rate), the ARRC recommended RFR term rate
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.
The impact of the March 2021 incident of the container ship M.V. Ever Given with around 18,300 containers onboard running aground in the Suez Canal has generated international attention and its consequences will continue to unravel for years to come.
COVID-19 puts international trade to a halt following the closure of the Ningbo-Zhoushan port in China and causing a global microchip shortage. There are other unanticipated issues to account for, such as the Suez Canal blockage.
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?
What is trade? Why is trade important? How does it work? What is the role of major trading institutions? What is a trade deficit? Find all the answers here!
Global supply chains have been hit by a surge in Covid cases in southern Vietnam, aluminium prices are at a 10 year high as global demand surges