Given the complexity of maritime transport, Annie Kovacevic sat down with Grant Hunter, director of standards, innovation, and research at BIMCO, to learn more about hot topics in the industry.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG: The acceleration towards green and renewable energy through cutting ties with Russian gas
Since the United Nations (UN) adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, industries have started planning for more sustainable practices
This article was co-authored by:
– Arun Prakash, strategy officer for trade and commodity finance at IFC
– Dennis Ochieng, economist at IFC
– Shanshan Li, consultant at IFC
Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. Service trade slump continues as travel wanes, however, some sectors appear to be recovering
The Impact of Political Risks and Macroeconomic Policy Uncertainties on the Growth of Trade in Africa
If Africa is to realize her trade potential, they must be willing to implement far-reaching reforms across all the segments and institutions of the economy.
Alfa-Bank and NLMK launch Foreign Trade Finance Pilot Transaction with Commerzbank and Vesuvius GmbH via Marco Polo
Alfa-Bank and Novolipetsk Steel Company (NLMK), in cooperation with Commerzbank, Germany, and Vesuvius GmbH, Germany, have launched a pilot project of cross-border payments via the Marco Polo international trade finance network. For Marco Polo, it is the first Russian-German import-export operations financing project.
TFG heard from Accenture’s Cecile Andre Leruste, on the major digitisation initiatives within the commodiy finance space. Commodity finance is in a phase of major transition, driven by multiple megatrends
TFG exclusive podcast with komgo, we heard from CEO Souleïma Baddi talking about bringing blockchain and distributed ledger technology to commodity finance.
TFG took a deep dive into the world of commodity markets and oil prices in 2019. What’s been driving prices, and what is the impact of geopolitics on major commodity markets? TFG’s Ross McKenzie investigates.
komgo was established in late 2018 with the purpose of automating global commodity trades. But what is komgo?
Metals are some of the most widely used materials on this planet, in addition to being some of the most extracted. South Africa is the world’s leader in mining. The… read more →
Pliny the Elder (23CE – 79CE), a Roman author, naturalist as well as a commander in the Roman army, wrote a book, NaturalisHistoria. The book says that Roman senators complained… read more →
Iraq is adapting to the low oil price environment and has successfully driven Daesh out of its strongholds. The country has re-emerged as an attractive destination for international trade and… read more →
In today’s world, environmental damages caused by the use of nuclear energy appears to be one of the most pending threat to our future balance and addressing them through an… read more →