Trade finance as an asset class has benefitted from developments in loan and debt capital markets, which have led the way in sustainable product development.
World trade is central to economic growth and as we emerge from the pandemic, trade is paramount in enabling the global economy to recover. Is the time really now, for digitising trade, and how can advance the dialogue to reduce friction, costs and risk?
The need for trade digitization has never been more prevalent than it is today, especially with pandemic-induced restrictions emphasizing the inefficiency of paper-based trade. Our Editor, Deepesh Patel sat down with Contour’s CEO and Chief Product Officer, as well as TradeLens’ Head of Strategy and Operations, to discuss how fintech can come together to partner to solve these problems.
A session by Loh Sin Yong from Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) at TXF’s Global Trade Virtual 2021, explored one potential solution to the now highly paper-reliant trade.
Developing and harmonising existing standards within trade finance is key for digitalising trade.
Philip Bowkley, co-chair of BAFT’s Global Payments Industry Council talks to TFG about the future of global payments, cash and liquidity
Oswald Kuyler, Managing Director of ICC DSI talks to TFG about promoting digital trade, harmonisation and trade standards.
TFG / SME Finance Forum exclusive, with Marcus Wallenberg, B20 Saudi Arabia, on the future of trade in the form of e-commerce and sustainable trade.
A TFG / SME Finance Forum exclusive B20-Business at OECD joint interview on reducing barriers that SMEs in particular encounter in their quest to participate in Global Value Chains (GVCs).
While discussing the many opportunities that DLT has may inspire dreams of an Arcadian future, it is crucial to take a step away from utopia and understand the real problems… read more →
We interviewed Geoff Brady, Head of Global Trade & Supply Chain Finance (GTS) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. We talked about the physical and financial aspects of the supply chain management, about the importance of Blockchain Consortia in the trade finance space and the BAML’s agenda for the rest of the year.
All global industries require standards. Remember what a huge step forward it was when the carrier industry agreed on the design for a shipping container. The same is true for electronic trade documents and their supporting systems.
Simplifying and standardising trade finance faces a myriad of challenges but is necessary to enable open, secure trade finance. I caught up with Harri Rantanen at SEB to find out more about the objectives and mission behind Standardised Trust.
The Global Supply Chain Finance Forum announced the release of its new guidance document, Market Practices in Supply Chain Finance: Receivables Discounting Technique. The paper is the first in a series of industry guidance documents intended to provide clarity and consistency to the world of supply chain finance.
ABSA’s Doreen Fick examines the current state of the African trade and receivables market, highlighting key tools and initiatives.