Commenting on this evening’s signing of the ‘phase one’ trade deal, TFG spoke to Dr Rebecca Harding, trade economist and CEO of Coriolis Technologies
Events such as Brexit, the US-China trade war, political unrest between China and Hong Kong dominated the headlines in 2019, have all had significant implications on global trade. However, it has not all been bad news – with increased levels of cooperation and technological innovation, the outlook for trade/finance moving into 2020 could be promising.
Trade Finance Global, in partnership with Finastra, sat down with 6 global experts in trade to get a low down of 2019, the key themes and trends, as well as what’s been at the front of mind for practitioners in trade, receivables and supply chain finance.
In the past few years, Twitter has evolved from a casual social media platform to a legitimate arena for political and economic discussion. As the decade comes to a close, it feels appropriate to look back on the top ten tweets in the trade sector that we’ve seen in 2019.
Twitter has changed the way politics is portrayed. Not only has it arguably drifted political opinions further apart, but it has also given rise to issues like false information and hate speech in the political discourse.
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.
A trade war is unlikely to turn into a currency war, and the yuan’s exchange rate against the dollar should stabilize and be slightly lower than it was before the trade war. However, this situation is not what the United States wants to see, and how it will develop still needs to be observed to further respond to the depreciation of the RMB.
It’s TFG’s first ever Podcast Takeover, and we welcomed Michael Bickers, Editorial Director of BCR Publishing, who Trade Finance Global have partnered with for the BCR Supply Chain Finance Summit APAC on the 15th and 16th of October in Singapore.
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.
Huawei’s leadership in 5G communications is seen by the US as a provocation. Trump has imposed a series of sanctions on Huawei, while some of U.S. traditional allies have only… read more →
Uncertainty surrounding the Brexit process has continued to dominate the headlines and drive much of the volatility in the foreign exchange market in the past few weeks.
Stenn International’s Kerstin Caroline Braun addresses the $1.5tn trade gap, and discusses how non-bank financing can help bridge the gap.
President Trump entered office in November 8th, 2016. Throughout his campaign, he held a very strong and very vocal position on the trading relationships that the US held with the rest of the world – that it was not good.
Optimism that the US and China could be edging towards an agreement over trade has grown in recent weeks.