News

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14 February 2017
Crown Agents Bank has appointed two vice presidents of trade finance. Kenton Hartwell comes from Standard Bank and will...
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13 February 2017
Terrafame Group – a Finnish mine operator – and its investment arm, Galena Asset Management, agreed a long term...
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13 February 2017
Indonesian geothermal energy received a boost at the end of January after a US$439m financing agreement was signed by PT...

Face to face

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Stefano Favale, head of global transaction banking at Intesa Sanpaolo, talks to TFR at Sibos Geneva 2016 about recovery from the...
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Andrew England, director and head of strategy at iGTB, tells TFR that banks are sprucing up their legacy systems, partnering...

Blog

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Somewhere between myth and reality lies the slogan, “trade gets paid”. I am...
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The role of banks in the essential business of providing finance for trade has been...

Commodities

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Correspondent banking lines have shrivelled up as global banks retreat from markets deemed too expensive in compliance checks....
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The World Bank expects to see a price-surge in industrial commodities such as energy and metals in 2017, while oil is expected...

Regions

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) flows into Europe fell by nearly one-third in 2016, a United Nations Conference on Trade and...
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Once the EU abolishes sugar quotas in 2017, its beet sugar looks set to flood the markets, bringing prices down. Clarissa Dann...

Features

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While PSD2 is not another SEPA, it is set to transform European payments and improve protection against online fraud. But what does it involve for payment...
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Correspondent banking lines have shrivelled up as global banks retreat from markets deemed too expensive in compliance checks. The TFR editorial board...
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When importers and exporters trade, they are exposed to the vagaries of their domestic currency's behaviour against the foreign one. David Morrish...
Impact
Roderick Barnett and Emma Whiteacre forecast a trade landscape of reduced demand and increased risk as the events of 2016 begin to take their toll

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Reports & Data

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The ICC and CBI have joined forces to publish a useful guide aimed at helping small and medium-sized businesses in the UK...
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Frank Rijkers says exchange rate volatility could tip the scales as he separates the bloomers from the free fallers in...

Opinion

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Commodity trading houses, because of their upstream position in the value chain, control a significant share of commodity flows...
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China's domination of commodities such as coal means that a single policy change in Beijing can affect global prices - the...

Technology update

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16 January 2017
A consortium of seven global banks have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a new transaction platform using...
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30 November 2016
Mahindra Group and IBM have started work on a blockchain-based supply chain finance (SCF) platform to help suppliers gain...
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29 November 2016
Atlas Copco has chosen one of Global Trade Corporation’s (GTC) flagship digital platforms to digitise a large segment of...
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