Your morning coffee briefing from TFG. Japan’s economy starts to show signs of growth after being slow to bounce back from the Covid-19 pandemic, shipping bottlenecks set to prolong supply chain turmoil, economies in Latin America and the Caribbean are urged to boost resilience in the face of commodity price hikes, HSBC is the first bank to join Walmart’s inclusive financing initiative and the UK signs historic partnership with CABEI.
Initially, the pandemic led to a sudden, sharp shock which caused a multitude of challenges to business continuity. What’s in stock for 2021?
We spoke to Anabel Gonzalez during the World Trade Symposium in New York. We discussed whether the current US-China trade war had a positive impact on Latin American trade flows. Geopolitical uncertainty continues to threaten foreign investment and economic growth, particularly in emerging markets. Policymakers around the world are fretting about trade uncertainty and its impact on access to business finance, meanwhile, innovation and competition remain critical for economic growth.
We heard from Andrés Abumohor, the Co-Founder and COO of OmniBnk, a neobank that provides financial services to SMEs in Latin America. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) create close to… read more →