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
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. Here are some of the last week’s updates from the trade sector. 2nd September 2019.
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.
Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG. Here are some of the last week’s updates from the trade sector. 27th August 2019.
We spoke to the winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise & International Trade, Imran Arshad, founder of Eventuri, in a podcast series for Trade Finance Talks. The UK exports vehicles and vehicle companions to more than 160 countries worldwide, that’s 81.5% of all vehicles produced in the UK.
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
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 →
Boy Scouts and Girl Guides have the motto “be prepared.” This can also apply for currency. TFG heard from AFEX’s Trevor Charsley on the latest US dollar updates, including jawboning the dollar, and monetary easing from the ECB.
Flexport’s unique visibility into client shipments down to the SKU level through its digital platform provides them with a unique perspective on risk relative to banks offering financing. This insight… read more →
History’s most ambitious and extensive infrastructure project is currently underway. If successful, China will become the world’s undisputed Centrepoint of trade. However, such a triumph will not come easily.
Boris Johnson has now formally accepted the Queen’s invitation to form a government. TFG heard from leaders in trade, treasury, export and finance.