News

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29 January 2015
Danamon Syariah has signed a cooperation agreement with the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) on sharia...
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29 January 2015
Finance institution OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has completed its first trade finance transaction in Georgia...
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29 January 2015
KfW IPEX-Bank and HSH Nordbank are supporting the growth of rolling stock leasing company Railpool with the financing of 40...

Face to face

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Banks need to improve on the harmonisation of their services around the world and their processing time, says ABB Group's...
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During the Afreximbank's trade finance week in Zambia, Clarissa Dann asks its president, Jean-Louis Ekra , how the bank is...

Blog

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2014 was a tough year for investors in emerging markets and 2015 looks set to be no...
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The Chinese ‘yuan’ or renminbi (RMB) has been rapidly adopted as a trade...

Commodities

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After being stuck in a narrow range of around US$110bbl for three years Brent has finally broken out to the downside. The...
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Netherlands-based Trafigura Beheer BV (Trafigura) is looking to shed its image as a global commodities trader and is veering...

Regions

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It will cost more than US$115bn by the end of 2025 to complete sub-Saharan Africa's current and planned power...
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As Russia's trading relations with the US and the EU head for the deep freeze, LatAm-Russian trade corridors are heating up...

Features

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Simon Cook returns with the second part of his article on the different legal and regulatory regimes in Africa and says that with due diligence and good...
lighting-up-time
It will cost more than US$115bn by the end of 2025 to complete sub-Saharan Africa's current and planned power infrastructure. A joined-up approach to...
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Peter Brinsley explains why factoring refreshes the parts of the economy other finance cannot reach and why this is particularly true in Africa
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As Russia's trading relations with the US and the EU head for the deep freeze, LatAm-Russian trade corridors are heating up. Ivan Castano Freeman reports

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Reports & Data

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Money laundering and terrorist funding activities become more and more prominent in the trade finance system. According to a...
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There is growing disintermediation in the European financial sectors as governments look to alienate themselves from...

Opinion

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Demographics and falling oil prices are turning around India's growth. Investors and financiers should not miss out, says...
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Stuart Tait examines the momentum towards trade openness and is confident that, despite current market turbulence, the long run...

Technology update

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29 January 2015
Consulting company in the areas of treasury and capital markets tcmpartners has joined Misys InFusion partner programme....
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16 January 2015
Global surf brand Billabong and its family of brands, is positioning its supply chain on the GT Nexus platform to support...
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12 January 2015
Misys, the financial software firm, announced it had been awarded additional SWIFT certifications for trade, supply chain...
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