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Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG:

  • Women who trade: Strategies for empowerment across borders
  • Live from Yerevan: EBRD’s Beata Javorcik on Regional Growth
  • Market to mobilise: How can credit insurance bridge the trade finance gap in emerging economies?
  • Navigating trade-based financial crime: Impact of UCP 600 and ISBP 821E articles
  • Taiwan and the EBRD: strengthening bilateral relations and development
  • CTRM leader spotlight: Molecule CEO on disrupting the traditional ways of commodity trading
  • Monthly TFG & ICC DSI Column
  • Leadership against the odds: Women’s uphill battle for top roles in international organisations
  • EBRD TFP and ITFA’s role in boosting competitiveness in trade and development

Women who trade: Strategies for empowerment across borders

At the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Global Trade Partners Meeting, this room full of female international trade experts discussed the challenges that women entrepreneurs face in the global trade market and strategies for changing the status quo. Read more →

Live from Yerevan: EBRD’s Beata Javorcik on Regional Growth

At the recent EBRD annual meeting in Yerevan, Armenia, Trade Finance Global’s Editor, Deepesh Patel, sat down with Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist at EBRD, to discuss the economic outlook for the regions under EBRD’s scope. Read more →

Market to mobilise: How can credit insurance bridge the trade finance gap in emerging economies?

Credit insurance can help bridge this gap by improving access to trade finance and facilitating better financing terms for women-led firms. Read more →

Navigating trade-based financial crime: Impact of UCP 600 and ISBP 821E articles

International trade is the lifeblood of the global economy serving as a vital catalyst for economic growth, innovation, and prosperity across nations, including in the MENA region. Read more →

Taiwan and the EBRD: strengthening bilateral relations and development

Though Taiwan has a relatively small population of 23.3 million people, it’s a thriving trading country and an important trading partner for many countries around the world, including the US, UK, EU, and China. Read more →

CTRM leader spotlight: Molecule CEO on disrupting the traditional ways of commodity trading

Learn how major players in commodity trading navigate risk and manage their trading activities with CTRM and ETRM systems. Read more →

Monthly TFG & ICC DSI Column

Read the monthly TFG and ICC DSI column! Hear from leading experts in trade digitalisation and keep up with all the breaking trends. Read more →

Leadership against the odds: Women’s uphill battle for top roles in international organisations

The selection of women leaders to any global organisation is still rare enough to make headlines when it happens. Jane Fraser at Citi, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala at the WTO and Doreen Bogdan-Martin at the International Telecommunication Union are a few recent examples. Read more →

EBRD TFP and ITFA’s role in boosting competitiveness in trade and development

International trade can be intimidating for many companies trying to break into the industry. With extensive regulation and documentary processes, it can seem overwhelming, especially when operating in unfamiliar regions. Read more →


TFG Weekly Trade Briefing, 3rd June 2024

  • Empowerment through trade: IFC and Ecobank on tackling the gender disparity in global trade
  • More green, more digital: In conversation with EBRD’s incoming Shona Tatchell and outgoing Rudolf Putz
  • IFC’s Nathalie Louat on Banking on Women Who Trade Across Borders
  • Adapting to change: The future of factoring and supply chain finance
  • Surecomp advances digital trade with rapid eBL transactions on RIVO platform
  • EU confirms January 2025 start for final Basel rules
  • HSBC and Geidea launch digital payment platform Omni Collect in UAE
  • IFC launches $4bn MSME finance platform for emerging markets

Empowerment through trade: IFC and Ecobank on tackling the gender disparity in global trade

The IFC’s whitepaper “Banking on Women Who Trade Across Borders”, speaks to the gender disparity that still exists in the international trade space, particularly in emerging markets. Read more →

More green, more digital: In conversation with EBRD’s incoming Shona Tatchell and outgoing Rudolf Putz

At the EBRD 2024 annual meeting in Yerevan, Armenia, the Trade Facilitation Program (TFP) was in the spotlight as it transitions leadership from Rudolf Putz to Shona Tatchell. Read more →

IFC’s Nathalie Louat on Banking on Women Who Trade Across Borders

The International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, has released a whitepaper, “Banking on Women Who Trade Across Borders”, exploring the gender disparity in international trade. Read more →

Adapting to change: The future of factoring and supply chain finance

Trade Finance Global spoke with Çağatay Baydar, Chairman at FCI and Irina Tyan, Principal Banker, TFP at the EBRD about factoring and SCF. Read more →

Surecomp advances digital trade with rapid eBL transactions on RIVO platform

Surecomp® has announced the completion of successful electronic bills of lading (eBL) transactions, bringing together multiple parties via its collaborative trade finance platform, RIVO™. Read more →

EU confirms January 2025 start for final Basel rules

The European Union announced on Thursday that it has given final approval to implement the remaining batch of Basel III rules in Jan 2025. Read more →

HSBC and Geidea launch digital payment platform Omni Collect in UAE

HSBC has introduced its new e-commerce digital payment platform, Omni Collect, in the UAE in collaboration with Saudi-based FinTech company, Geidea. Read more →

IFC launches $4bn MSME finance platform for emerging markets

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, launched a new initiative to aid financial service providers in delivering funds to small businesses in emerging markets, with a particular focus on those owned by women and those in the agriculture and climate sectors. Read more →

TFG Weekly Trade Briefing, 20th May 2024

  • Factoring and supply chain finance in the shadow of the Areni-1 cave: EBRD’s insights from Yerevan
  • Corporate accountability in a warming world: CarbonChain’s role in effective carbon reporting
  • 2024 Economic Forecast: EBRD highlights growth trends and inflation in Emerging Markets
  • EBRD President Renaud-Basso: EBRD remains a stable force across regions
  • IFC and Egypt announce $100m financing deal, $50m earmarked for women-owned businesses
  • EBRD President Renaud-Basso: EBRD remains a stable force across regions
  • IFC and Absa Group announce $60m trade finance facility for Volcafe in East Africa
  • EBRD provides €236m for largest road infrastructure project in Armenia

Factoring and supply chain finance in the shadow of the Areni-1 cave: EBRD’s insights from Yerevan

The EBRD TFP conference gathered industry leaders to discuss the evolution of factoring and supply chain finance in emerging markets. Read more →

Corporate accountability in a warming world: CarbonChain’s role in effective carbon reporting

CarbonChain provides carbon accounting software for manufacturers, commodity traders, and their banks, with a primary focus on scope 3 supply chain emissions. Read more →

2024 Economic Forecast: EBRD highlights growth trends and inflation in Emerging Markets

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) released its Regional Economic Prospects report for May 2024, offering a detailed analysis of economic developments across its regions. Read more →

EBRD President Renaud-Basso: EBRD remains a stable force across regions

EBRD President Odile Renaud-Basso said that the EBRD remains a pillar of stability in its regions amidst an increasingly fragmented & volatile world. Read more →

IFC and Egypt announce $100m financing deal, $50m earmarked for women-owned businesses

Today, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Egypt announced a $100 million financing deal at the “IFC Day in Egypt”. Read more →

IFC and Absa Group announce $60m trade finance facility for Volcafe in East Africa

IFC and Absa provide $60 million commodity trade finance facility to Volcafe, benefiting East African coffee farmers. Read more →

EBRD provides €236m for largest road infrastructure project in Armenia

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is lending €236 million to Armenia for the construction of the southern stretch of the Sisian-Kajaran road. Read more →

TFG Weekly Trade Briefing, 13th May 2024

  • Banking on women: How IFC supports women entrepreneurs in international trade
  • VIDEO | EBRD Annual Meeting & Business Forum 2024: Shaping the next era of trade finance
  • VIDEO | Corporate and bank perspective on adopting the ETDA: Use case with Trafigura
  • VIDEO | Clifford Chance on ETDA: Legal challenges for the new law of the land
  • Top geopolitical trends and risks 2024
  • Indian TReDS platforms advance rapid invoice deduplication with new global standards
  • BAFT announces new Women in Transaction Banking Initiative 2024 Global Annual Meeting

Banking on women: How IFC supports women entrepreneurs in international trade

IFC’s whitepaper, “Banking on Women Who Trade Across Borders”, highlights the need for gender equality in international trade & trade finance. Read more →

VIDEO | EBRD Annual Meeting & Business Forum 2024: Shaping the next era of trade finance

The EBRD serves a vital role in bolstering economic stability and growth within its regions, and the TFP is an integral part of achieving these goals. Read more →

VIDEO | Corporate and bank perspective on adopting the ETDA: Use case with Trafigura

Discover the relationship between digitalisation, legislation, and international trade. Explore the impact of the Electronic Trade Documents Act (ETDA) in the UK. Read more →

VIDEO | Clifford Chance on ETDA: Legal challenges for the new law of the land

Paul Landless, Partner and Co-Head of the Technology Group, Clifford Chance, joined Deepesh Patel, Editorial Director, Trade Finance Global at the Trade and Investment Forum, organised by BCR in partnership with ITFA. Read more →

Top geopolitical trends and risks 2024

Read more about the top geopolitical trends and risks 2024! Hear from experts on country, political & trade risks throughout the world. Read more →

Indian TReDS platforms advance rapid invoice deduplication with new global standards

The expanded connectivity for TReDS providers means the global standard for privacy-preserving fraud prevention technology is now in India. Read more →

BAFT announces new Women in Transaction Banking Initiative 2024 Global Annual Meeting

BAFT has launched its Women in Transaction Banking (WTB) initiative during its 2024 Global Annual Meeting in Orlando. Read more →

TFG Weekly Trade Briefing, 6th May 2024

  • PODCAST | TXF’s Jonathan Bell reflecting on 10 years in the commodity finance industry, and 10 years moving forward
  • PODCAST| It takes a village: ADB and MonetaGo on digital trade and partnerships
  • PODCAST| Diversifying investment portfolios with trade finance: Are we there yet?
  • How can the shipping industry help sustainable rental services grow?
  • Robotic process automation technology: Will it streamline international trade?
  • UKEF aims to secure over £12b for UK exporters in five-year plan
  • Britain to enforce second phase of BTOM, tightening EU import controls
  • World Bank identifies key digital trade gaps in Horn of Africa Initiative report

PODCAST | TXF’s Jonathan Bell reflecting on 10 years in the commodity finance industry, and 10 years moving forward

TFG’s Deepesh Patel & TXF’s Jonathan Bell discuss the past decade of commodity finance, the next 10 years, and TXF’s conference in Amsterdam. Read more →

PODCAST | It takes a village: ADB and MonetaGo on digital trade and partnerships

Trade finance is the lifeblood of global commerce, enabling companies around the world to expand their operations across borders. Read more →

PODCAST | Diversifying investment portfolios with trade finance: Are we there yet?

Do trade finance assets really have a place in investment portfolios? What role do regulations and rating agencies play in helping to safeguard and standardise this emerging area? Read more →

How can the shipping industry help sustainable rental services grow?

Rental services are becoming more common throughout the shipping industry and among online customers. What should sector professionals do to support the continued growth of these services? Read more →

Robotic process automation technology: Will it streamline international trade?

RPA can play a pivotal role in shaping the future of global commerce. Here are a few key areas where AI is making a substantial impact. Read more →

UKEF aims to secure over £12b for UK exporters in five-year plan

British enterprises are poised to gain from billions of pounds in new export opportunities, boosting the UK economy, as detailed in the latest strategy from UK Export Finance (UKEF) released today. Read more →

Britain to enforce second phase of BTOM, tightening EU import controls

On April 30, the second phase of Britain’s new post-Brexit border controls for food imports from the European Union will begin. Read more →

World Bank identifies key digital trade gaps in Horn of Africa Initiative report

A comprehensive Digital Trade Gap Assessment released by the World Bank provides an analysis of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) framework across the Horn of Africa Initiative (HoAI) countries. Read more →