TOKYO July 21 2020 — Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (“SMBC”, President and CEO: Makoto Takashima) signed a (1) Letter of Intent with Contour (Headquarters: Singapore) to participate in its “Beta… read more →
Brussels, 22/07/2020 – SMEunited welcomes the European Council deal on the Recovery package. European leaders took an important step, which is a strong sign of cross-border solidarity amid the pandemic.… read more →
The ICC’s Survey on Trade Finance reveals the industry-wide challenges and disruption as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic push trade and trade finance into a state of global uncertainty.
Imperial College Business School will help businesses redefine their approach to leadership through the work of a new research centre, launched in collaboration with Citi. The Centre for Responsible Leadership aims… read more →
The Buyer’s Request for Quotation (RFQ) and the responding Seller’s Quotation (QTO) need not be a kabuki dance event that only creates the appearance of engaging in a transaction.
The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a mobility crisis, mainly because of physical distancing requirements and the necessity to avoid confined spaces, in order to limit the virus’ propagation. This has… read more →
As the economic fallout from COVID-19 mounts, protests in emerging and frontier markets are set to swell with millions of newly unemployed, underpaid and underfed citizens, posing a risk to… read more →
Cairo, 15 July 2020 – The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Africa’s foremost multilateral trade finance institution, has disbursed a total of $3.55bn to the Egyptian Banking sector under its Pandemic… read more →
TFG heard from Andreas Tesch of Atradius on the status of credit insurance market in Asia and the key initiatives taken in response to Covid-19’s impact on Asian trade.
Nairobi, 14 July 2020 – The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) has the pleasure to announce the signing of an inaugural USD 100 million loan programme with… read more →
TFG has released its latest issue of Trade Finance Talks entitled ‘Coronavirus & The Fourth Industrial Revolution’.
TFG heard from BAFT’s President & Chief Executive Officer, Tod Burwell, on some of the latest updates from the association for 2020, what new initiatives have been launched, and what members can expect for the remainder of 2020.
In preparation for the launch of TFG’s latest issue of Trade Finance Talks, the team caught up with Berne Union’s Secretary General, Vinco David.
With factoring and receivables finance volumes continuing to show modest growth around the world, TFG caught up with FCI’s Secretary General, Peter Mulroy, in an association update for the latest issue of Trade Finance Talks.