Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. US gas exporters face a tightening of European anti-pollution rules, Commercial Banking Applications prepares banks for SWIFT 2021
Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. Director-General Okonjo-Iweala highlights the crucial role of trade in combating the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and reviving the progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, Brussels delays digital levy plan to increase support for global corporate tax reform, the spread of the Delta variant threatens Europe’s economic rebound and UK advertising watchdog to crack down on misleading crypto marketing to project consumers
Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. The global economy could lose over $4 trillion due to the pandemic, world’s leading economies agree on a global minimum corporate tax rate of 15%, US economy shows signs of rebounding after Joe Biden’s stimulus package, European companies focus on ASEAN region amid expectations of business growth, and UK and Singapore start negotiations on digital trade to cut red tape on e-transactions and e-signatures.
In their response to the Covid-19 pandemic, governments have learned and applied many of the lessons of past crises. Early testing and tracing at scale gave countries including Germany, Taiwan and South Korea a lead in combating the virus.
The Business Plan outlined new objectives that will allow UKEF to adapt its support for SMEs, help businesses across all the regions of the UK, access UKEF products, and focus its activity on sectors and countries.
TFG heard from EXX Africa’s Keri Leicher, on the economic, political and health crisis in Africa caused by Covid-19 pandemic. Keri spoke of Africa’s high level of debt and silent attacks affecting the continent’s security.
Despite concerns over public sector corruption and debt sustainability, Ghana’s economy is set to grow at a sustained record pace in 2019, opening up fresh opportunities on the back of… read more →
Part 3 of 3. TFG spoke to Robert Besseling, a partner at Exx Africa, about the most stable countries in Africa, in terms of their debt position. Exx Africa is… read more →