Opinion

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4 September 2015
With ferrous and non-ferrous commodity prices going south and the spectre of Qingdao ever present, financing metals has never...
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2 September 2015
With the spectre of the Tutsi genocide of 1994 very much behind it, Rwanda is addressing infrastructure issues and is open for...
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3 July 2015
Two years ago, the International Chamber of Commerce launched the URBPO – the Uniform Rules for Bank Payment Obligations...
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3 July 2015
After Greece’s default to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and European Union (EU) lenders, the prospect of its de...
China.Brazil.accord
1 June 2015
The uptick in trade volumes between China and Latin America have proved a lifeline to Brazil, but the financing is dominated by...
US trade finance agreements
1 June 2015
Jim Brandell explains why the rationale for trade is not easily grasped by residents of Capitol Hill and why he anticipates US-...
trade finance pricing
29 May 2015
Maintaining corporate trade finance clients has never looked quite so challenging for banks in this current climate of price...
noble group iceberg research
5 May 2015
Should the recent furore over Iceberg Research's questions about Noble Group's controversial financial reporting...
Highway to heaven
30 April 2015
David Hennah explains why plotting the trade product roadmap is an essential strategy for success in today's competitive...
origin of the species
30 April 2015
When Flemming Lippert's article 'Extinction or [r]evolution of letters of credit was posted to the Trade Finance Group...
Sibos Boston 2014 RMB session
2 April 2015
Panelists at the Sibos Boston 2014 RMB session reflect on the sea change in the currency's internationalisation and how...
smaller firms - trade finance
2 April 2015
Smaller firms in frontier markets have no chance of accessing any of the trade finance sloshing around the banking system....
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5 March 2015
After MiFID and EMIR, REMIT is now upon us with its Implementing Acts. Rainer Landgraf explains their scope, as well as...
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