Regions

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Feature
13 October 2016
As Greece emerges from its economic underworld, support for its systemic banks and cross-border trade has never been so crucial. Clarissa Dann reports on development bank initiatives After six...
Malta
Feature
13 October 2016
The success of the Maltese economy since WWII is simply remarkable. Having outstripped its European counterparts for decades however, the island looks to have hit its output capacity. Where next...
Trade.friends
Opinion
13 October 2016
From the chaos of political turmoil and a global commodities slump, China, South Africa and India have emerged as Africa's strongest BRICS partners, says Simon Freemantle
Rio.Grande
Feature
13 October 2016
Ivan Castano Freeman reports on how de-risking is encouraging local and alternative trade finance providers to tango in Central and Latin America. And there's more to the Caribbean than...
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News
13 October 2016
“2016 has been a difficult year for the Russian Federation. But investors can see a medium-term strategy and trust and believe in Russia. We need to reduce spending to get inflation down and...
Switzerland
Feature
14 September 2016
Switzerland's 500 years of democracy and peace have nurtured its capacity to innovate and attract foreign business. What about the next 500? Clarissa Dann reports
ASEAN
Feature
14 September 2016
Held together by a unique regional accord, the economic diversity and rich natural resources to be found across the ASEAN make this a regional union that cannot be ignored, reports Binyamin Ali
Seychelles
Opinion
7 September 2016
At the Afreximbank 2016 AGM in Seychelles, African leaders discussed intra-African trade as a catalyst for economic transformation, and agreed countries should work together to remove hard and soft...
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News
7 September 2016
Ecobank's Gaimin Nonyane says Nigeria's exchange rate reforms promise flexibility and progress, but the road ahead is far more fraught than many realise
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News
5 September 2016
Jack Ma, Alibaba’s executive chair, was in danger of stealing the limelight at the annual Group of 20 summit for the leaders of the world’s largest economies (G20), hosted in Hangzhou,...
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News
5 September 2016
Dilma Rousseff, the former president of Brazil, has been removed from office by the senate in a vote of 61 to 20, which found her guilty of breaking budgetary law. Further to TFRs coverage of her...
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News
31 August 2016
Coface’s first German payment survey, conducted among over 850 participant companies, reveals that, despite the country’s solid economic situation, nearly 84% of companies are affected...
Kenya
Feature
22 August 2016
Although ravaged by regional insecurity, ethnic infighting and institutional failings across the state, Kenya has refused to stand still and its economy has gone from strength to strength, finds...
Eurozone
Feature
22 August 2016
Brexit makes the headlines but there are more immediate worries for trade in the euro area as a result of China's gear-change and general instability. Jean-Yves Gilg reports
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News
18 August 2016
While the Olympic Games will generate minor short-term growth and employment in Brazil, the net impact of the Games will be negative for the host country, predicts trade credit insurance provider...
Greek.Banks
News
3 August 2016
The Greek trade banking sector has received a boost from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in the form of a €50 million facility to Eurobank under the EBRD’s Trade...
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News
14 July 2016
Businesses in central and eastern European (CEE) countries enjoyed a good economic year in 2015 as the number of insolvencies dropped sharply. Data from Coface shows that the number of...
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News
13 July 2016
China’s claim to 85% of the South China Sea has been equivocally rebuked by a UN tribunal. The tribunal ruled that there is “no legal basis” for China’s claim after no...
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