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Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG:

  • 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 →

TFG Weekly Trade Briefing, 29th April 2024

  • RELEASED | Final KTDDE report: ICC DSI’s 18 month journey to harmonise trade documents
  • Mexico amends legislation, enables electronic financial documents
  • Making an impact on Global Banking in 2024: ISO 20022, cross-border payments and AI
  • New sustainability approaches in shipping: Strategies for decarbonising the industry
  • Emirates NBD, DP World Trade Finance, Enigio and iBind Systems complete first PoC for digitally native trade documents
  • BII, Citi launch $100m facility to boost trade finance in Africa
  • Standard Chartered launches open banking marketplace to enhance API integration
  • Atradius reports 18% drop in UK trade credit claims amid consumer confidence boost

RELEASED | Final KTDDE report: ICC DSI’s 18 month journey to harmonise trade documents

The ICC DSI has released their final KTDDE report, finishing their harmonisation of 36 key trade documents. Read more →

Mexico amends legislation, enables electronic financial documents

The new legislation, which amends the existing General Law on Negotiable Instruments and Credit Transactions and the General Law of Credit Organizations and Auxiliary Credit Activities, entered into force on 27 March 2024. Read more →

Making an impact on Global Banking in 2024: ISO 20022, cross-border payments and AI

Discover the impact of ISO 20022, cross-border payment digitisation, and artificial intelligence on the banking sector’s payment efficiency. Read more →

New sustainability approaches in shipping: Strategies for decarbonising the industry

The maritime industry, often seen as a major contributor to pollution, is under increasing pressure to adopt sustainable practices. Read more →

Emirates NBD, DP World Trade Finance, Enigio and iBind Systems complete first PoC for digitally native trade documents

Emirates NBD, in partnership with DP World Trade Finance, Enigio, and iBind, has successfully completed a PoC on digitally native trade documents. Read more →

BII, Citi launch $100m facility to boost trade finance in Africa

BII, the UK’s development finance institution and impact investor, has partnered with Citi to launch a $100 million risk-sharing facility. Read more →

Standard Chartered launches open banking marketplace to enhance API integration

Today, Standard Chartered announced the launch of its new Open Banking Marketplace, a platform for clients to explore APIs. Read more →

Atradius reports 18% drop in UK trade credit claims amid consumer confidence boost

Atradius a UK trade credit insurer, has reported an 18% reduction in claims from UK businesses compared to the same period in 2023. Read more →