Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. Tighter travel and daily restrictions are expected to be rolled out across European countries as concern grows over new variants from South Africa and Brazil.
Trade finance has been undergoing a digital revolution for decades. But the advancement of new technologies such as blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT) have accelerated this. A recent 2020 study by TFG and WTO shows 12 initiatives using DLT in trade finance (both open account and documentary trade).
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG.Almost half of all Covid-19 cases reported so far were from just three countries: the US, Brazil and India. Wearing masks became compulsory in UK shops and other enclosed public spaces. EU leaders agreed to create a €750bn EU recovery fund to support member states worst hit by COVID-19.
Geneva based blockchain software provider komgo SA has announced that it has taken a number of steps towards achieving its mission of catalyzing the world’s commodity trade network, with almost a billion USD of financing channeled by members of the network.
TFG heard from Accenture’s Cecile Andre Leruste, on the major digitisation initiatives within the commodiy finance space. Commodity finance is in a phase of major transition, driven by multiple megatrends