Top 12 – Christmas Countdown from TFG

As we approach Christmas – following a very unusual year for global trade – we will be taking a step back from the 2021 roller coaster and announcing our top 12 of the very best trade highlights of the year – one per day, until Christmas Day.

Happy Holidays from the Trade Finance Global team!

So, without further ado, let’s reveal our next highlight of 12 for 2021…

Day 12

On the 12th day of Christmas, we explore the new normal for trade. COVID-19 has shifted global value chains in unprecedented ways, from which there will likely be no going back. 

TFG partnered with Finastra to analyse the impact of recent events on new behaviours, purchasing trends and trade, as well as the focus on economic recovery and sustainable job creation.

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Day 11

The winner of ITPP 2021 Alejandro Battistotti explored the tokenisation of trade finance.

A future where blockchain is an integral part of trade finance has been widely forecasted. 
New potential applications of blockchain technology through the lifecycle of the trade are in constant development.

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Day 10

#ChooseToChallenge – A catchy tagline, but what does it actually mean? On the 10th day of Christmas we reflect on the most inspirational women in trade.

Earlier this year, TFG celebrated the economic, cultural, political, and social achievements for women, because an equal world is an enabled world.

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Day 9

Sustainability isn’t just for Christmas. The ICC published a new report setting out proposals to tackle the challenge of defining and setting common standards for sustainable trade and trade finance.

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Day 8

Did you get your Christmas presents in time? This festive season, we’ve seen global supply chains deeply impacted by the changes that have taken place in the last 12 months. 

From the Suez canal blockage to the shortage of HGV drivers in the UK, it is fair to say that the industry is still facing significant challenges.

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Day 7

What better way to celebrate this festive season, than sharing free education to all? The second year of the International Trade Professional’s Programme (ITPP). 

The cohort worked closely with TFG’s editorial team to plan, scope, and produce a journalistic piece of content on a pre-agreed topic within international trade and finance.

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Day 6

On the 6th day of Christmas, we look forward to a 2022 packed with digital trade.

Digitising global trade has been a tough challenge since before the COVID-19 pandemic, but pandemic-induced closures and remote working norms have vastly accelerated its need. 

With this in mind, ITFA and TFG released a new whitepaper on Digital Negotiable Instruments.

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Day 5

Our Christmas highlight today looks back at Sibos! We went live with Bank of America on the future of global trade and supply chain finance.

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Day 4

Did someone say sustainable trade?

During COP26, we published a brand new hub on Sustainable Trade Finance – a content area dedicated to market insights on ESG, sustainability, climate change, and decarbonisation in relation to trade finance.

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Day 3

TFG released an interview series with ITFA, giving you a helicopter view – in just 13 minutes – of everything happening in the trade finance space.

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Day 2

Our last issue of Trade Finance Talks

All I want for Christmas… is the latest issue of Trade Finance Talks! We cover the acceleration of trade digitalisation, taking a deep dive into commodities, transport, and the role of trade finance in financing the green transition.

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Day 1

We released a brand new, completely free app!

Today we unwrap our first present – your free trade finance app. Join the community now on TFG’s new app!

Gain access to award-winning, trusted content by the Trade Finance Global editorial team, and keep up with the latest developments in trade, receivables and supply chain finance.

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Happy Holidays from Trade Finance Global – See you in 2022!