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News
29 February 2016
Once global leaders in terms of growth rates and capacity for expansion, recent 2015 trade statistics show that, for emerging markets, the tide may have finally turned.   A slump in...
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Technology Update
26 February 2016
Despite 24 years at SWIFT before his departure in December 2015, André Casterman has had entrepreneurial blood flowing through his veins having spent four years in two start-ups as a...
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Blog
26 February 2016
Long considered an impenetrable space dominated by a few, the financial services industry is currently riding a giant wave of entrepreneurial disruption, disintermediation, and digital innovation...
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Feature
23 February 2016
Alexander Frost provides a risk perspective on Angola’s political succession and the effect of plummeting oil prices   President José Eduardo dos Santos has been in power...
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News
22 February 2016
The latest data from SWIFT shows that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar rank as the most active users of the RMB in the Middle East for direct payments with China and Hong Kong.  In...
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News
16 February 2016
Global markets are braced for another year of business insolvencies, leaving exporters at risk of a shortfall in payments, credit insurer Atradius has said in a report. Across a survey of 22 key...
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News
12 February 2016
China generated just under half of total global wind power in 2015, making it the world’s top region for the renewable energy source, a report by the Global Wind Energy Council said on 12...
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News
9 February 2016
Falling oil prices, oversupply and increased demand for a wider range of refined products is placing increased pressure on the downstream sector to reorganise its output. Plummeting crude oil...
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Technology Update
4 February 2016
Results due for release from some major traditional banks are expected to fuel debate over the competitive edge fintech groups wield over lenders. Credit Suisse released its year-on-year (yoy)...
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News
4 February 2016
China’s slowdown and the oil price rout are smothering the coal market, according to a report published by Societe Generale on 19 January 2016. Headwinds cooling thermal coal result from...
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News
3 February 2016
US Ex-Im Bank financed US$17bn of US exports in 2015 and wants to 'do better' in Africa
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Technology Update
1 February 2016
A report release by the UK government on 19 January 2016 says blockchain technology could reduce financial crime and risk-prone paper handling in transactions involving goods from rice to gemstones...
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News
14 January 2016
In the Bank for International Settlements' September 2015 quarterly report, it commented that the Chinese authorities' decision in August 2015 to allow the renminbi (RMB) to depreciate...
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News
14 January 2016
Corporates in emerging markets are sitting on piles of debt, and the Fed's monetary policy can do little either way to solve the issue, explains Julien Marcilly
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News
18 December 2015
Trafigura, one of the world’s largest commodities trading firms, released results for the year on 14 December 2015. The results for the year ended 30 September 2015 arrived after a...
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News
17 December 2015
  The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has published its Trade Register report, showing low default rates across short-to-medium term product transactions. The report takes in 13...
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News
15 December 2015
Receivable securitisations (TRS) are becoming more important to treasurers, according to a whitepaper published by Demica on 15 December 2015. Regulatory pressures on banks have freed up non-...
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News
8 December 2015
Despite the fall in commodities prices and the sharp slowdown in 2015 as emerging market demand stalled, the news is not all gloom and doom for trade in the short term – according to two new...
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