The financial crisis of 2007/2008 triggered many after-shocks. One was the knock to global trade. We heard from David Morris, Relationship Director at The London Institute of Banking & Finance for his views.
The value of global trade today is around $40 trillion. Approximately 10% of this amount is commodity trade. Therefore being able to predict what is likely for the future of the trade industry to hold is essential for business growth and preparation. Some of the most influential factors on global trade today are
Letters of Credit are an involved subject. Bankers spend lots of time studying the various types and rules and regulations. “But hold on” I hear you say. I thought this article was entitled ‘Demystified.’ Well, for the typical importer or exporter dealing in individual transactions, they can be quite straightforward.
‘Make in India’ is an ambitious initiative put forward by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014. Even though much has been done for the successful implementation of the initiative, there are a lot of pitfalls left to be addressed.
History’s most ambitious and extensive infrastructure project the Belt and Road Initiative is currently underway. If successful, China will become the world’s undisputed Centrepoint of trade. However, such a triumph will not come easily.
Inspection and stock management are critical components of overseas trade and the import / export of goods. TFG spoke to Valeriya Ovdienko, Project Manager at DRUM Risk Limited about the physical and transactional risks in the commodity supply chain.
PARIS, 12th June. Today marks the release of the ICC Banking Commission’s 2018 Trade Register Report – again highlighting the low-risk nature of trade finance in comparison to other asset classes.
By 2025, Africa’s booming population is expected to surpass China, vesting on its undeniable economic potential. As global growth is slowing, the world has started to identify the population boom in Africa and the opportunities presented by it.
Investment and wealth creation are two parallels that meet. The investment process, the technicalities involved and the study of trends can be overwhelming. This is even true for forex exchange trading. But the result of trading efforts is always worth the while.
The world’s largest exporter, China is set to grow with its huge Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) over the next few years. TFG heard from Lantana Tech’s CEO, Derek Lee, on some of the challenges and opportunities within this market.
In 2018 the world factoring industry volume continued its upward trend with a total reported figure of over 2,767 billion euro representing over 6% growth compared to the previous year.
LONDON – The Trade Finance Distribution (TFD) Initiative – an industry-led initiative to make trade finance an investable asset class – has today released a whitepaper discussing the potential for… read more →
HM Revenue & Customs has just published an updated version of the Partnership Pack on GOV.UK to help businesses plan for the possibility of a ‘no deal’ EU Exit. Businesses… read more →
Despite concerns over public sector corruption and debt sustainability, Ghana’s economy is set to grow at a sustained record pace in 2019, opening up fresh opportunities on the back of… read more →