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3 March 2016
Angola was not always 97% dependent on oil exports and in hock to China. It was a top coffee producer and could feed...
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23 February 2016
After a brief siesta following its Great Recession, Mexico is determined to build an economy on trade. Michael Camu...
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23 February 2016
As Dave Meynell and Gary Collyer pointed out in their October TFR article ‘Present and correct’, letters...
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23 February 2016
With the reauthorisation of the US Ex-Im Bank, Aaron S Cutler and Timothy J Ford assess Barack Obama’s push for...
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23 February 2016
Alexander Frost provides a risk perspective on Angola’s political succession and the effect of plummeting oil...
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22 February 2016
The fall in oil prices has brought the boom times to a halt for Saudi Arabia – but how receptive is the...
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14 January 2016
Factoring is a staple of open account trade and is a popular solution for sellers facing working capital problems....
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14 January 2016
Marc Auboin (pictured) shares his perspective on why African and Asian frontier markets are missing out on trade...
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14 January 2016
Aneta Angelova looks back at how far the RMB has come as a settlement currency and explains why all banks financing...
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14 January 2016
Do trade credit insurance disputes have to end up in court? Arbitration is less expensive, and could be more...
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13 January 2016
The oldest risk to trade is adverse weather conditions, and the world's 50,000 merchant trade ships face this all...
Mauricio Macri
13 January 2016
Now that Mauricio Macri's 'Macrieconomics' is leading Argentina's trade renaissance, what does this...
Natixis Oil Review 2015
5 November 2015
As economic conditions lift among the world's biggest oil consumers, the resulting demand could send prices back...
TFR Fundamentals
5 November 2015
David Meynell and Gary Collyer offer some practical tips on getting paid under a letter of credit.
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5 November 2015
Justin Yifu Lin shares his perspective on what has held Africa back from realising its development potential, and how...
Within reach, within reason web
5 November 2015
Thanks to a resilience born in conflict, Bangladesh is looking forward to a brighter future. But that future needs...
Clothed in opportunity ADB web
5 November 2015
Edward Faber explains how ADB has been scaling up its trade finance support in Bangladesh and why this vibrant...
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5 November 2015
Treasurers and cash managers are the darlings of Eurofinance each year. But, as Jack Aldane observes, the spectre of...
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