The pound had a rocky August as the October 31st Brexit deadline drew nearer and the ongoing drama of Brexit intensified. Prime Minister Boris Johnson rocked the pound by staying firm on the path to leave without a deal if nothing was agreed by the 31st October
The volume of space dedicated to ‘trade wars’ in the past few months is vast. But this does not guarantee the subject has been properly examined and analysed. I would like to suggest another perspective, questioning some common assumptions.
Donald Trump provoked trade disputes between the US’s trading partners all around the world. Most dramatically, Trump has imposed waves of tariffs against China on nearly half of the Chinese exports to the US.
In July the pound continued its march lower as markets prepared for the prospect of a PM who would be more aligned with a no-deal Brexit outcome
Boris Johnson has now formally accepted the Queen’s invitation to form a government. TFG heard from leaders in trade, treasury, export and finance.
The Brexit calamity continues, as Boris Johnson takes to No 10 Downing Street following the Conservative Party Ballot Paper result, taking strategic control of the UK government.
The pound continues to weaken as talk of a no-deal outcome heats up and uncertainty continues. The fact is, we’re no closer to any resolution than when Theresa May resigned, and the 31st October is rapidly approaching.
East and Partner’s Martin Smith and Simon Klein discusses emerging Australasian trade finance trends and approaches to capitalize on them. Voice of the Customer Analytics In the face of global… read more →
Coriolis CEO and author of ‘The Weaponization of Trade’ Dr. Rebecca Harding discusses the US-China trade war and the new standards that it is bringing to trade.
In the early hours of the morning, President Trump raised a further $200bn worth of tariffs on Chinese exports (5,700 different products to be exact), moving the tariff from 10% to 25%.
TFG’s exclusive interview with Robert Besseling covers the latest macro-economic factors at a regional level in Africa’s key economies.
Since the start of his Presidential election campaign in 2015, the world knew that Donald Trump would engage in trade wars. He connected with middle America by suggesting he would bring manufacturing and production back to states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania. Trump also told the nationalistic population that America would return to being the greatest superpower.
Credit card processing fees can be a complicated and overwhelming thing. Unfortunately, paying all of them is a must, especially if your business chooses to accept credit card transactions. Given… read more →
Trade Finance Global heard from Stephen Hubble, Chief Analyst at Centtrip, on how even the largest businesses struggled to deal with currency volatility and market uncertainty as a result of the current climate.
March was a hive of Brexit activity in the House of Commons but the upshot is that we are no closer to an outcome. The pound fluctuated and towards the end of the month it managed to rally sharply as optimism for Theresa May’s deal being passed rose.