After another tumultuous year for trade finance in 2021, the industry is set to face a number of challenges – both old and new – as we head into 2022.
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Eurozone inflation hit a record high in December 2021, as soaring energy prices continue to put pressure on consumers, highlighting the risks of the green energy transition.
As the clocks strike midnight, we look back at over 700 articles, handpicking our favourite stories that made the headlines in 2021
British Chancellor Rishi Sunak has praised the level of financial cooperation that the G7 achieved under the UK presidency, which is coming to an end this year.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has published an updated framework for responsible environmental marketing, which aims to prevent the use of misleading claims to promote “green” products and services.
In the commodities super cycle that has emerged out of the COVID-19 pandemic, few resources have seen as much volatility as liquified natural gas (LNG).
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. Stagflation: Over 80% of US and UK businesses have been hit by increased costs due to inflation. The Bank of England’s (BoE) chief economist backs the case for raising interest rates, and the BoE warns that a CBDC could reduce commercial bank despotis by 20%. The U-shaped recovery – ICISA’s Richard Wulff discusses trade credit insurance and its bounce back from the pandemic. Dr. Joanna Burch-Brown explores the EU taxonomy and the ethics of green finance. And European gas shortages are expected to push up fertiliser costs and food prices.
With this year’s biggest climate conference, COP26, now behind us, 2021 may turn out to be a landmark year for raising awareness of green finance.
As the trade finance industry shifts towards more digitalised ways of doing business, new niches are opening up within the market.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. The worst of the global supply chain crisis is over, says a new World Trade Organization (WTO) report.
For the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the establishment of the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation in August this year was yet another milestone in enhancing Singapore’s status as an international shipping hub.
With environmental issues now a top priority for the investment world, Alastair Sewell’s undergraduate degree in biology is finally paying off.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. COP26 wrap-up: UK vows to become the world’s first ‘net zero-aligned financial centre’. TFG launches a new Sustainable Trade Finance Hub. A new ICC report proposes the first global framework for sustainable trade and trade finance definitions. Standard Chartered launches a new Sustainable Account solution in the UK and UAE. And UK Export Finance secures 20% budget hike, expanding support for British exporters.
Over the last two weeks, the UK has been at the forefront of some of the biggest announcements to come out of COP26.