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.
Trade tensions continue for between the US and the EU, causing much volatility and uncertainty for businesses trading overseas. TFG look at some of the impacts FX volatility has on businesses working cross-border, and how CFOs, treasurers and FDs are hedging their risks when it comes to protecting their margins and balance sheets.
For the most part, February was the calm before the storm as Theresa May pushed back the meaningful vote to the end of the month. We saw little change in GBP volatility as the markets were left in wait and see mode.
We had the pleasure of speaking to Mr R. Yüce Uyanik, a member of the FCI Legal Committee, on international factoring as a solution for the economic crisis on SMEs.… read more →
Following the FCI’s recent appointment of Mr Lin Hui, Chapter Director of NE Asia, we asked him about some of the top trends in China and beyond, the impact of… read more →
Following the FCI’s recent appointment of Ms. Betül Kurtulus, Chapter Director of Central & Eastern Europe, South East Europe (Balkans), and the Middle East, we asked her about some of… read more →
For treasury and liquidity managers, as the foreign exchange industry, 2018 was certainly a year of volatility for sterling, dollar and the euro. So what’s in stock for 2019? We… read more →
For trade and receivables related financings, 2018 was a year of volatility and unexpected happenings. From the explosion of digitalisation and sweeping regulatory changes to the introduction of non-bank finance… read more →
Fears of a potentially damaging global trade war have dominated much of the headlines in the foreign exchange market in the past couple of months, particularly across the Atlantic. We… read more →
Donald Trump once referred to Kim Jon-un as the Little Rocket Man. And now he says he’s in love with him as he writes beautiful letters to Trump. When it comes… read more →
The risks of a full-on trade war between the US and EU are increasing. Since the international system of trade finance is shaped by new challenges and opportunities, global supply… read more →