Interbank and bank-to-corporate messaging remains a challenge, and whilst the industry welcomes moves towards structured data and SWIFT’s new messaging types, there are still challenges.
DeFi, short for Decentralized Finance and also referred to as ‘Open Finance’, is a set of DLT-based financial services and applications intended to augment or replace the currently existing financial system (comparatively referred to as ‘Centralized Finance’).
Dear trade minister, As your country deploys all instruments to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, bear in mind that trade can serve as a powerful, low-cost tool to improve access to… read more →
The Distributed Ledger Payment Commitment (DLPC) is a potential solution allowing for digital representations of payment commitments on a distributed ledger.
(Rabat, April 28, 2020): As part of the crisis response actions to strengthen the capacities of member countries to withstand the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Islamic Development Bank… read more →
African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) projected to maintain its ‘policy importance’ to Africa despite COVID-19 related economic challenges in the region. NAIROBI, 29 April, 2020 – S&P Global Rating published… read more →
The ITPP will give international trade professionals the chance to write for TFG’s publications. The top 10 writers of the year’s cohort will also be enrolled onto a trade finance course, certified by LIBF.
TFG heard from Noviland’s Francois Jaffres on the real challenges of COVID-19 on purchasing PPE from Chinese suppliers and the impacts on payment terms such as LCs
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Trade & Forfaiting Association (ITFA) and BAFT today shared some of the ad hoc practices being implemented by FIs under the COVID-19 pandemic.
What are the various forms of trade credit financing? What are the advantages and disadvantages of trade credit? Learn everything you need to know about the pros and cons of trade credit here!
ICISA calls for a systematic approach across the EU to meet the demands of the crisis triggered by Covid-19. This coordination would enable economic sectors to still continue trading on a level playing field.
A toxic combination of macroeconomic dispute, a global pandemic which by now we are all too familiar with and dwindling storage capacity led to negative prices for crude oil for the first time in history, and the worst performance of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) on the New York Mercantile Exchange since its futures trading opening in 1983.
Here the story has been less dramatic. After the initial collapse in the pound to a 35-year low against the USD and 11-year low against EUR, we’ve seen a recovery to a level slightly above the average since the Brexit vote.
Following warnings to UK government Ministers around exporters being locked out of the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILs) by banks, the UK government has clarified its position.