TFG spoke to the author of ‘Digital Ecosystems within Trade Finance’, a BCG, SWIFT and ICC report on the state of networks and consortia, the key problem points within trade and trade finance, as well as the current barriers in terms of digitalisation both from a corporate and bank perspective. Deepesh spoke to Sukand Ramachandran at BCG about how global trade is changing and the role of digital ecosystems within this.
In Europe, small and mid-sized companies make up an astonishing 99% of all businesses – and over the last five years they generated 85% of all new jobs in the region. at a time of accelerating economic uncertainty and technological change, it would be irresponsible for those of us with the power to act not to do what we can to give the drivers of Europe’s economy the tools they need to succeed.
The Chinese President Xi Jinping and Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte have met a record number of eight times over the past three years. The subject of the South China Sea has been an increasingly tense regional topic of the past decade.
According to the 2019 Global Housing Affordability Survey, Hong Kong is the most expensive city to live in. In 2018, the housing price to income ration in Hong Kong is 20.9, resulting in that the living space per capita in Hong Kong is approximately 12㎡.
London, 1st October 2019. Trade Finance Global (TFG) are delighted to announce the launch of Trade Finance Talks TV.
“I joined SWIFT as part of the 5 man global sales team in 1985, so SIBOS in Brighton was my first … and of course it was memorable…I stayed for 20 years, attended 23 SIBOS events across the world- pioneering days … no mobile phones, paper based processes, no internet …’
TFG heard from Alexander Goulandris the co-CEO of essDOCS about the different solutions for paperless trade. He exclusively announced the launch of a new product called CargoDocs Match, which will enable trade finance banks to continue to provide BPO-related solutions to their customers after SWIFT discontinues support for the Trade Services Utility (TSU) in 2020.
WOA is delighted to announce that the well-known Receivables Finance Industry expert John Brehcist (roundwindow consultancy services) will be working with Erik Timmermans and his colleagues to support the World of Open Account.
The Universal Trade Network (UTN), a project initially aimed to allow for interoperability between many of the blockchain and non-blockchain consortia and networks has been renamed and adopted by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
Twitter has changed the way politics is portrayed. Not only has it arguably drifted political opinions further apart, but it has also given rise to issues like false information and hate speech in the political discourse.
TFG spoke to Emmanuelle Ganne, Senior Analyst and Blockchain Lead at the World Trade Organization on the state of digitisation within trade and trade finance. With the rise of numerous DLT and non-DLT consortia, what role should multilateral bodies play, and how can we create paperless trade together? The interview was held at ExCred Commodities in London.
On 1 July 2019, the long-awaited revised internet eRules and guidelines for online trade finance finally arrived for banks, importers, exporters, freight forwarders, chambers of commerce, customs brokers, logistics companies and carriers, to prepare and present electronic records for documentary letters of credit in lieu of or in conjunction with paper documents.
Before 2019, Sibos made its last appearance in the UK in Brighton, 1985. So, what was the world like in 1985? TFG’s Ross McKenzie reports on the trade themes of Sibos 2019.
The UK government has provided £140 million to support development projects that will provide 7,000 homes with electricity and boost sustainable food supplies in Angola. International Trade Secretary Rt Hon.… read more →
London, 25th September 2019 – The expansion of Banking Circle’s propositions into the lending sector with a range of innovative and ground-breaking business lending solutions has been recognised in the… read more →