If you blinked and put your feet up this bank holiday weekend, you probably missed out on a few important milestones for digitalizing trade.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. The IMF upgraded its growth forecasts for developed countries and said the global recession would have been three times as deep had governments not intervened.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. The UK hits its first vaccine target, though new quarantine hotels expected to bring disruption. Italy swears in former ECB president Mario Draghi as its new prime minister. Sussexes expecting a second child.
A flagship new report by Asian Development Bank proposes a 20 per cent growth in the digital sector could create an annual 65 million new jobs.
The UK-EU Free Trade Agreement was reached just days before the UK’s departure from the Single Market and Customs Union. The deal provides for zero tariffs and sero quotas, providing a basis for a more positive future cooperation, in comparison to trading on WTO terms.
The UK economy grew by 2.1% in August. The slower growth leaves UK activity 9.2% below its level in February.
Banks and government bodies rally together to mitigate trade finance fraud with Trade Finance Registry
SWIFT and Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) today signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) to accelerate trade digitalisation globally.
Covid-19 pandemic, the rise of techno-nationalism, US-China trade war, and Singapore string of frauds – just how well are the Asian markets responding to these issues?
Having appeared to stabilise in July and August the number of new cases of COVID-19 globally has edged up to new highs in the last fortnight. Europe is seeing a second wave, particularly in Spain and France, but the case rate in the US has fallen.
Barings Bank collapse. Noble Group’s demise. The 2020 commodities scandals of Agritrade, Hin Leong, Zenrock, Sugih Energy and Hontop Energy. Will these recent commodity financial scandals shatter Singapore’s reputational armour?
TFG heard from ICC’s Secretary General John Denton and talked about actions needed from governments, private sector leaders and international institutions to ensure the continued viability of our MSMEs.
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