Eurozone inflation hit a record high in December 2021, as soaring energy prices continue to put pressure on consumers, highlighting the risks of the green energy transition.
A new survey has found that the UK’s post-pandemic recovery is losing momentum, as inflation worries spread and business sentiment turns negative.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. Stagflation: Over 80% of US and UK businesses have been hit by increased costs due to inflation. The Bank of England’s (BoE) chief economist backs the case for raising interest rates, and the BoE warns that a CBDC could reduce commercial bank despotis by 20%. The U-shaped recovery – ICISA’s Richard Wulff discusses trade credit insurance and its bounce back from the pandemic. Dr. Joanna Burch-Brown explores the EU taxonomy and the ethics of green finance. And European gas shortages are expected to push up fertiliser costs and food prices.
This week, at a House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee hearing on CBDCs, Sir Jon Cunliffe, deputy governor for financial stability at the Bank of England, revealed some interesting findings on the potential impacts of Britcoin.
New surveys on both sides of the Atlantic have found that the vast majority of businesses are struggling with inflation, and many are already passing on price hikes to consumers.
Bank of England (BoE) Governor Andrew Bailey has hinted that UK companies may soon be made to disclose carbon emissions data as part of the country’s push to reach net zero by 2050.
The Bank of England has surprised investors today by voting against a rise in its benchmark interest rate, which would have been its first since August 2018.
A new report by Euler Hermes has found that the UK economy is “trapped by policy choices” going into the end of 2021 and beginning of 2022.
British Chancellor Rishi Sunak today presented his Autumn Budget of 2021 to the UK House of Commons.
While some in trade finance struggle with green fatigue, ITFA’s Johanna Wissing isn’t one of them.
The notion of ‘debt-trap policy’ has elicited much debate about whether entities that deliberately flex their financial muscle to exert dominance over desperate countries exist. This work highlights its meaning, the actors, and its effects on trade and economic development.
Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. Inflation concerns intensify as cost of energy soars, Boris Johnson reluctant to issue more visas to foreign workers, accelerated energy transition dependent on financial markets, CEOs and world leaders call on governments to reform trade and ADB supports Sanoat Qurilish Bank’s fast-growing base of SMEs with $16.6m credit agreement.
The 2021 ICC Trade Register summary, on the credit risk profiles of trade finance, supply chain finance and export finance transactions. Read our summary on 38m transactions representing USD $19.2t exposures, and 28% of global trade flows.
Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. Korea contributes CHF 290,000 to help developing countries participate in global trade, commodity dependence increased over the last decade, supply chains crisis will leave lasting change on globalisation, food price inflation increases pressure on poorer countries and Brexit trade barriers added £600m in costs to UK importers this year.
Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. Exports of intermediate goods sustain gains in Q1 of 2021 after rebound from pandemic, job slow down could lead the Federal Reserve to continue with stimulus, inflation could spark new financial crisis, China says US tensions threaten fight against climate change and UK labour crisis could last up to two years, CBI warns.