Opinion

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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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5 March 2015
Bernard Goyder raises a glass to the Chinese New Year and reflects that, despite the economic dampeners and the spectre of...
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4 March 2015
While there are different perspectives on definition, supply chain finance has become embedded in business as usual since its...
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4 March 2015
Flemming Lippert thinks there is a conspiracy to get rid of the letter of credit - and that it's all based on...
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