News

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22 July 2014
 Further to TFR’s report ‘WTO Bali outcome a boost for trade finance’ in January 2014 where the WTO...
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22 July 2014
Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has reached a new agreement with the Uruguayan firm Astidey for the turnkey...
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22 July 2014
Russia’s VTB Bank has issued a loan of RUB 1.5 billion (US$43.7m) maturing in nine months to Russian Copper Company (RCC...

Face to face

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Luiz Simione talks to TFR about his bank's Asian forfaiting legacy and plans to "follow the sun" in taking this...
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Marshall Jablon shares a non-bank perspective on how the letter of credit keeps cross-border trade moving  

Blog

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When we published the previous TFR digital supplement on Bank Payment Obligation (www....
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While the fact that BNP Paribas was cruising for a bruising was well sign-posted in the...

Commodities

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Russia’s VTB Bank has issued a loan of RUB 1.5 billion (US$43.7m) maturing in nine months to Russian Copper Company (RCC...
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Elena Burmistrova has been appointed director general of Gazprom Export. Her promotion is the result of an  increase...

Regions

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While some sort of federation seems the most likely political outcome of the Ukraine/Russia unrest, Ukrainian trade goes on....
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Despite Bolivia's uneven economic growth and the ongoing dispute with Chile over access to the Pacific, opportunities to...

Features

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Adrian Lewers assesses the risks and opportunities for businesses operating or investing in unstable resource-rich territories.
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While some sort of federation seems the most likely political outcome of the Ukraine/Russia unrest, Ukrainian trade goes on. But what are the implications...
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Despite Bolivia's uneven economic growth and the ongoing dispute with Chile over access to the Pacific, opportunities to finance lithium and natural gas...
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As the trade finance landscape evolves to include more non-banks, and bankers have to get closer to the transactions they finance, training providers need to...

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Reports & Data

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For the first half of 2014, global trade finance loan volumes decreased for the fifth consecutive half-year period to US$50.1bn...
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One of the important tools the trade finance community uses in campaigning to regulators about the comparative safety of trade...

Opinion

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The trade finance industry must get behind Bank Payment Obligations (BPOs) to ensure they succeed Partner Insight
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Panelists at an insuring export credit and political risk conference discuss how the PRIs and ECAs are working with financiers...

Technology update

22 July 2014
Nordea, the largest financial services group in Northern Europe has gone live in Frankfurt and London with the stand-alone...
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14 July 2014
Financial software provider Misys has simplified its offerings and launched a new set of solutions under a common architecture...
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10 July 2014
In May 2014, BIMCO (Baltic and International Maritime Council), the largest international shipping organisation representing...
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