Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. Boris Johnson warns there is ‘huge way to go’ at COP26. Rishi Sunak announces new UK budget. New podcast episode with Pole Star and CarbonChain on partnership. SMEs need $50tn investment to meet global net zero goals, says new HSBC, BCG report. And TFG hears from ITFA’s Paul Coles on Structured LCs, MRPAs and the LIBOR transition.
The pandemic has been vastly disruptive. It has prompted powerful responses from the government and the private sector. The number of new cases globally appears to have stabilised. Lockdown measures early in the quarter weighed heavily on UK growth but the recovery picked up some pace in June, with GDP rising 8.7% from May.
The Marco Polo Network and Standard Bank Group announced today that Standard Bank has joined the Marco Polo Network, the largest and fastest growing trade finance network focused on bringing unprecedented efficiencies to trade financing.