TFG’s editor, Deepesh Patel, interviewed Nasser Al-Thekair, general manager of trade and business development at the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Islamic Finance.
Open account business drives economic activity worldwide, and during times of volatility, uncertainty and of course, the pandemic, the need for solutions when it comes to receivables finance has never been more pronounced.
The supply chain finance industry has been faced with a choice: increase disclosure or continue to face criticism.
The first estimates for the factoring industry worldwide in 2020 have been announced today by the FCI’s Peter Mulroy. Factoring declines were recorded in most regions except Asia Pacific.
As Africa enters a revolutionary period of intra-continental trade, factoring will be crucial to the growth of MSMEs.
Unpacking previous events, TFG heard from FCI’s Secretary General Peter Mulroy, comparing how the factoring and receivables industry has fared during previous crises and what we can learn moving forwards.
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, 11th June. Deepesh Patel, Editorial Director of TFG, spoke today on the Evolution of Receivables Finance at FCI’s 51st Annual Meeting held in Vietnam. Speaking on a panel chaired by Lionel Taylor, Trade Advisory Network, alongside Editorial Directors of BCR Publishing and Business Money, the panel gave an observer view on the evolution of factoring in Southeast Asia.
Trade Finance Global caught up with Charles Nahum at Finacity, looking at the state of the trade receivables securitisation markets in 2019
Invoice factoring is the practise whereby a third party factoring institution purchases a business’ outstanding invoice debt with a discount applied. This increases the availability of funds in the short-term for businesses, which is often crucial to the survival of small-to-medium sized businesses.
Trade Finance Global heard from Sean Edwards, Chairman of the ITFA at the NEARC (North East Asia Regional Committee) Seminar held in Beijing earlier this month.
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