Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. Global trade volumes slowed, rising by 2.1% in September to a level roughly 4% below that of the same month in 2019.
The UK and Canada agreed to roll over their existing trade arrangements after the transition period and developments with a Covid-19 vaccine.
TFG heard from José Manuel Campa, Chairperson, EBA on the key initiatives taken by the banking sector to support the economy post-Covid such as technology and innovation in banks and prevention of financial crime.
Trade Finance Global (TFG), today announced a media partnership with Reuters Events flagship Commodity Trading Summit, a virtual series of events featuring commodity producers, traders, buyers and investors.
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.
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.
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.
TFG heard from ICISA’s Secretary General, Robert Nijhout, on ICISA’s immediate calls to government to meet the demainds triggered by Covid19 pandemic.
TFG heard from WOA’s founder, Erik Timmermans, on the latest in receivables and open account trade in 2020, the impact of the COVID pandemic on the RF community, and what we could expect for the remainder of the year.
India surpassed Russia to register the third-highest COVID-19 caseload after the US and Brazil. Governments are tasked with securing growth. Instead of raising taxes and reducing public spending as many did after the last recession, governments are now planning the next stage of fiscal easing.
WOA took the initiative to survey members, partners and industry leaders in June 2020 about how the virus has affected performance of factoring and commercial finance firms globally.
TFG heard from BACB’s Jeff Fallon, arguing that deeper Africa-Europe integration will be challenging in the new environment – here’s why.
If we could picture the TIR system being implemented in the post-Covid era, it will be a step way forward in going paperless, reducing trade barriers, as well as adding value to existing transit transportation systems.
Unpacking previous events, TFG heard from FCI’s Secretary General Peter Mulroy, comparing how the factoring and receivables industry has fared during previous crises and what we can learn moving forwards.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. Economies around the world continue to open up in support of generating economic activities, limited by social distancing restrictions.