Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG, 20th November 2023.
The European Union is considering extending its current truce with the US concerning steel and aluminium trade. This move could circumvent ongoing stagnant talks and prevent the re-imposition of tariffs… read more →
The use of electronic bills of lading (eBLs) increases efficiency, reduces costs and improves the overall transparency and security of trade. In contrast, paper bills of lading are inefficient, slow… read more →
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
Recent times have seen a steep incline in raw materials prices and delivery volumes. Against this background, the Oryx Stainless Group is increasing its financial flexibility with a syndicated credit… read more →
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
HSBC India and HSBC UAE have successfully executed a blockchain-enabled, live trade finance transaction between Tata Steel Ltd. (India) and Universal Tube & Plastic Industries Ltd. (UAE). This is a… read more →
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.
The Government has announced the UK’s new MFN tariff regime, the UK Global Tariff (UKGT) The Government has this morning (19 May) announced the UK’s new MFN tariff regime, the UK… read more →
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.