Deepesh Patel, Editor at Trade Finance Global, interviewed Enno-Burghard Weitzel Senior Vice President Strategy, Business Development, Digitization, at Surecomp to discuss MSMEs struggle to access finance and how technology can be crucial to trade growth.
Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. COVID-19 vaccine transporter Reftrade secures major export win, lockdown-easing helps SMEs recover despite rising insolvencies, emerging economies cannot afford ‘taper tantrum’ repeat, says IMF’s Gopinath, business confidence in UK at four-year high but staff shortages a concern and UK launches £450m fund for energy network innovation.
From customs chaos to “fill and finish” just how resilient is the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain?
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.
The speed and severity of the economic downturn has been far greater than the last recession, in 2008–09. The IMF forecasts that world GDP will shrink by almost 5% this year. Growth is coming back as the lockdown eases.
Enterprises in EDEs face enormous financing challenges to respond to new export market opportunities and grow their businesses sustainably.
2019 has been a fairly promising year of growth for some emerging and developing markets, but with continued regulatory scrutiny, correspondent banking relationships continuing to be a cut, and a sluggish growth forecast for 2020, what does this mean for trade in EDE’s?
Where is the economy? Last year GDP in the UK was 2.5% and many question whether it will remain at the same level this year amid high levels of uncertainty.… read more →