Reports & Data

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2 December 2015
A trade report released by HSBC on 24 November 2015 states the volume of global exports could increase to as much as US$68.5trn by 2050 as the middle class in emerging markets expands and...
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2 December 2015
Indonesia will officially return to the international oil cartel OPEC in Vienna on 4th December 2015, meaning Saudi Arabia’s market share strategy will unlikely cease in 2016, according...
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26 November 2015
Weak global economic growth emanating from China could spiral if global trade enters stagnation, a report co-authored by Commerzbank suggests in addressing the “worst case scenarios”...
18 November 2015
Cargo and container shipping is having a thin time of it with Maersk Line having posted profit warnings for its 2015 result, and dry bulk carriers heavily in debt or staring at bankruptcy....
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17 November 2015
Aluminium rolling and recycling company Novelis reported a net loss of US$13m in the second quarter of its fiscal year on 9 November 2015. The company said operating costs and a lag in metal prices...
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10 November 2015
Employees must be skilled and prepared for different practices between counterparties to stay abreast of changes in the global trade industry. Education could be the answer, argues Thierry Senechal...
Natixis Oil Review 2015
5 November 2015
As economic conditions lift among the world's biggest oil consumers, the resulting demand could send prices back up again, according to Abhishek Deshpande and William Lapworth
30 October 2015
Banks’ traditional trade finance businesses face potentially existential threats, according to a new report from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) released during Sibos Singapore 2015....
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20 October 2015
While Singapore has expanded into a leading financial and commodity trading hub during its first 50 years, International Enterprise Singapore (IE Singapore) wanted to know more about why...
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19 October 2015
Pressure on oil prices throughout 2015 could reach a tipping point as economic conditions among the world’s biggest oil-consumers, including the US, India and China, suggest demand could soon...
2 October 2015
In the future goods and services will still be "made in the world", though patterns are shifting, writes Madhur Jha
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4 September 2015
Africa’s five “sleeping giant” nations - Ethiopia, Mozambique, Ghana, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania – secure up to £2.3bn worth of trade for the UK per...
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3 September 2015
Simon Freemantle provides some insights on how Africa's trade traffic with the US is reducing now that it has less of a need for oil. At the same time, this emerging economic giant is ramping...
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Technology Update
26 August 2015
Commercial lenders are keen to partner up with alternative lenders that currently pose a threat to their business, a survey by financial software firm Misys shows. The survey results, comprising...
17 August 2015
HSBC has completed cross-border renminbi (RMB) loans for mainland corporates operating in China’s pilot free trade zones, including Nansha in Guangdong province and Kunshan in south-eastern...
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14 August 2015
Commercial insurance rates in Asia-Pacific fell steepest of all global regions in the second quarter of 2015, a report by Marsh Global Insurance showed on 13 August. Rates overall fell for the...
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14 August 2015
Corporate treasurers looking to free up working capital are using financial supply chain programmes (FSC) to cut converted cash flow and operating costs and reduce risk to supply chains, a...
10 August 2015
China’s trade performance with international peers suffered in July, pinching its trade surplus in yuan currency and fuelling fears for the economy in wake of plummeting stocks. A stronger...
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