Banks and fintechs have not always been the closest playmates, but ITFA’s Andre Casterman is on a mission to help them work together.
Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. The world’s biggest companies felt the greatest impact of corruption and illicit activity in 2020, 15% of UK SMEs are at risk of insolvency in the coming four years, UNCTAD issues amber warning on building back better after the pandemic, Boris Johnson announces new £31 million green finance deal in the UAE and MonetaGo partners with SWIFT to create first-ever global solution to duplicate financing fraud.
By understanding how paper documents work, we explore whether trace:original by Enigio, is an alternative way of approaching digital trade.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. A container ship ran aground, blocking the Suez Canal which carries about 12% of global maritime trade. The blockage may take some time to clear, further disrupting global shipping, already beset by high freight costs and delays caused by the pandemic.
More than 90% cost savings could be possible from using distributed ledger technology to handle authoritative digital original documents
As MSMEs are weaned off fiscal support, a radical new attitude to how they access working capital will be needed more than ever.
The age old problem of document digitization in trade has probably been around since goods were traded using stone tablets in the Mesopotamian era. So who’s making a dent using blockchain / distributed ledger technology? From the updated WTO / TFG periodic table of projects in trade, we reveal 12 projects tackling this head on.