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 →
Hamsika Gopalan discusses the trade finance and commodity environment for SMEs in 2023. After a few years of volatility, 2023 is expected to be another difficult year.
Analysts are seeing the recent drop in earnings by the world’s biggest mining companies as a sign that the days of bonanza dividend payouts are over.
Structured trade finance is a type of debt finance that structures trade finance products from across the supply chain together. Learn everything you need to know about structured trade finance here.
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
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 →
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 heard from Eng. Hani Salem Sonbol, CEO, International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation
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.
In preparation for TFG attending IFN Asia next week in Kuala Lumpur, we put together a brief overview of shariah law and shariah finance, outlining the key differences between riba, gharar, musharakah and sukuk.