It is often debated whether the reported existing trade finance gap, which over the last 3 years has oscillated between $100 billion and $120 billion, will diminish or whether the nature of illiquid, growth-focused, emerging market economies means that the gap will never truly close.
It is time to modernise cross border payments and collaborative innovation is the only way to do it, says Alan Koenigsberg, SVP and Global Head of Treasury and Working Capital Solutions at Visa
Trade Finance Global (TFG) spoke with Rishikesh Tinaikar, global head of corporates and Trade Go to Market at SWIFT, to further explore the pandemic recovery and how lockdowns are accelerating trade finance’s push toward digitalisation.
Changing this mindset and highlighting the human lives behind international trade policy is what Clara Weinhardt, assistant professor in international relations at Maastricht University, hopes to do with the Faces of Trade Diplomacy project.
This year’s ITFA 48th Annual Trade & Forfaiting conference, held in Porto, covered a few key themes, one of the most notable being the increasing trade finance gap, which impacts small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets the most.
TFG’s Annie Kovacevic sat down with Gordon Cessford, president of Atradius US and regional head of Atradius in North America to understand more about political risks, emerging markets, and digitalisation.
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With a global energy and food crisis peaking, alongside hiking inflationary rates and geopolitical tensions, it may seem that the road ahead for the African continent is not as straightforward as one would hope.
Speaking to George Wilson, head of institutional trade finance at Investec, Trade Finance Global (TFG) was able to find out more about the African eco-system.
A new report from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) highlights how trade plays a pivotal role in ending poverty, driving economic growth, and mitigating climate change.
Trade Finance Global (TFG) sat down with Ameriabank to discuss how shifts in the global trading ecosystem have affected the Armenian economy.
During a panel at ICC Austria’s Trade Finance Week, moderator Tomasch Kubiak, policy manager at the ICC Global Banking Commission, spoke with panellists Gabriele Katz, director of global transaction banking at Deutsche Bank; Angela Koll, senior business expert for trade and supply chain finance at Commerzbank; and David Meynell, owner of TradeLC Advisory and senior technical advisor to the ICC Global Banking Commission.
At what point can a business acknowledge foreign exchange (FX) in their procure to pay (P2P) process, and at what cost?
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Despite the vast benefits offered by the international trade and trade finance systems, there are instances when their powers are not used for good, as with trade-based money laundering.
Following on from the BAFT Annual Annual Meeting in Washington, Trade Finance Global (TFG) sat down with Dalton Lee, chairman of the Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB), to discuss the status of the correspondent banking world, and what cutting such relationships means to Caribbean economies.