Regions

UK-SMEs
Opinion
4 July 2016
UK SMEs are doing themselves a massive disservice by failing to export to the Commonwealth - a trading bloc that gives them access to 53 countries with economies ranging from advanced to emerging...
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Feature
4 July 2016
Clarissa Dann reconvenes with the Falcon Group community in Dubai as it reflects on how plunging oil prices have affected consumer demand in the Middle East, but there is no shortage of trade...
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Feature
4 July 2016
Oil-dependent MENA nations have found themselves plunged into a battle of the survival of the fittest due to sustained low oil prices. Diversification has never been more pressing in the region,...
Brazil
Feature
4 July 2016
As Brazil prepares to open the XXXI Olympiad in Rio, Ivan Castano reflects on what is happening to demand for and supply of trade finance following the impeachment of its beleaguered leader,...
Give.and.take
News
4 July 2016
Nasser Saidi says Saudi Arabia's journey towards diversification risks simply being a long wish list if the gulf state can't marry reforms with freedoms
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Feature
4 July 2016
Clarissa Dann unpicks attitudes to current North American trade flows in the run-up to the US presidential election and queries how long the greenback will remain global trade's reserve currency
Desert storms
Feature
1 July 2016
Arabia Monitor's independent assessment of the MENA region reveals which nations are racking up valuable cross-border ties, the countries being crippled by political infighting, and which...
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Blog
24 June 2016
Democracy, don’t you just love it?   Britain has voted to leave the EU and Prime Minister, David Cameron is stepping down. Sterling plunged 8% in 12 hours, but precious metal prices...
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News
24 June 2016
Britons woke up on the morning of 24 June to find that 52% of them had voted to leave the European Union. Sterling fell 8% (eventually hitting a 30-year low) and precious metal prices soared to 15...
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News
22 June 2016
HSBC’s divestment of its entire Brazil portfolio to Banco Bradesco, announced on 3 August 2015, has now received   approval from the Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic...
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News
21 June 2016
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have agreed to deepen cooperation between the two organisations as they promote economic...
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Blog
21 June 2016
As we wait for the outcome of the UK referendum on our membership of the EU, it’s worth contemplating what an exit might hold in store – both for the UK as a trading nation and more...
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Blog
21 June 2016
It is challenging times but we will not solve our problems by cutting ourselves adrift from our neighbours, three of which are G7 economies. I have just returned from Brazil where the call from...
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Blog
20 June 2016
Why is Africa, the cradle of Mankind, the second largest and second most populous continent in the world, endowed with abundant natural and mineral resources, the poorest on our planet? Who or what...
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Blog
6 June 2016
Shortly after joining TFR in 2011, I interviewed former UK chancellor Norman Lamont who told me how he negotiated the UK’s opt-out  from the euro in what was the proposed Maastricht...
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Feature
2 June 2016
Sanctions against Iran had barely been lifted earlier this year, when France announced one of the first major deals with the Islamic republic. It was late January and Iran was committing to buy 118...
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Feature
1 June 2016
Lauren Priest-Stephens and Enga Kameni examine the prospects for a model law on factoring in Africa
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Feature
1 June 2016
The EBRD Trade Facilitation Programme has given Armenia unprecedented access to trade finance, heralding a nationwide telecoms upgrade and a more resilient economy. This landlocked former Soviet...
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