Currently responsible for 3% of global greenhouse gas emissions, maritime transport must decarbonise whilst facing extensive costs and adverse economic operating environments, as well as increasing geopolitical risks.
As our world becomes increasingly digital, the digital divide has widespread implications, and the least developed countries (LDCs) are most likely to be negatively affected.
Cross-border payments can play a special role for people and businesses around the world. They allow us to send money to our loved ones, book a holiday of a lifetime, or start a business in another country.
In part 1 of this interview, Morgan Lépinoy, Managing Director of Viatrans broke down how container deposits are creating deep structural issues for the shipping and logistics industry in Africa, and what Viatrans is doing to help mitigate these challenges.
International Lawyers and Economists for Development (ILaED) is a non-government organisation focusing on the economic development of women and girls. By encouraging entrepreneurial skills, it helps them engage in both local and international markets.
Surety carriers have a unique opportunity to support the green transition, grow emerging industries, and promote sustainable financing practices. However, challenges must be addressed.
Any business participating in international commerce normally needs to make payments in foreign currencies to suppliers/sellers overseas for goods and/or services sourced from other countries.
In this episode of Trade Finance Talks, TFG’s Deepesh Patel was joined by Francesca Beomonte, Head of Structured Trade & Export Finance at UniCredit, to learn more about the role of ECAs in international trade.
At ICC Austria’s Trade Finance Week, Trade Finance Global spoke with Isaac Mahanke, group head for traditional trade products at Standard Bank, to shed light on the prevalence and advantages of demand guarantees in Africa.
At the 4th National Summit Trade Finance for Inclusive Growth organised by ASSOCHAM, the state of global trade finance was discussed by industry leaders. One point came across clearly: the path to growing the Indian economy is easy access to trade finance. Deepesh Patel, TFG’s Editorial Director, recently joined the ASSOCHAM Trade Finance Steering committee, helping to provide insights into market activities and trends.
The manufacturing and shipping industries tally up some of the highest, more impactful numbers to the atmosphere’s degradation, adding to an already-intense climate crisis.
For over 65 years, Export Finance Australia (EFA) has been helping businesses take on the world. Over this long history, we have gained a unique perspective on the challenges faced by exporters, and how finance can help address them.
At the ICC UAE Trade Facilitation Summit in Dubai, Trade Finance Global (TFG) spoke with Vincent O’Brien, director of ICC United Arab Emirates (ICC UAE) and associate director of the Institute of International Banking Law and Practice (IIBLP), to learn more about trade in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.
After COVID-19, the commodity trade finance industry experienced a period of great recovery. Trade finance covers a broad range of financing arrangements for the production, exporting and selling of commodities.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG: Shifting the mindset towards innovation in ports