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Blog
4 February 2015
As the market turmoil settles and a major commodities player announces its attention to decamp from London to Geneva, it’s time to reassess the significance of the Swissie-Euro decoupling...
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News
2 February 2015
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has published a new report stating that current global infrastructure needs are now in the tens of trillions of dollars. The report looks forward...
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News
1 February 2015
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has issued the final standard for the revised Pillar 3 disclosure requirements. These revisions to the disclosure requirements “address...
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News
1 February 2015
UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK’s export credit agency has published an interactive guide to help banks work with exporters to access government support. How to access export finance: a...
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News
14 January 2015
Money laundering and terrorist funding activities become more and more prominent in the trade finance system. According to a PwC US white paper, Goods gone bad: Addressing money-laundering risk in...
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12 January 2015
The macroeconomics make Africa an inevitable driver trade. Jason Barrass gives ten reasons why
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Technology Update
17 December 2014
Banking solutions provider Fundtech, in its recently published white –paper ‘Getting it right’ underscores the need for new technology to combat challenges faced by corporate...
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News
15 December 2014
There is growing disintermediation in the European financial sectors as governments look to alienate themselves from traditional financers and look for alternate sources, according to Bank of...
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News
12 December 2014
The trading imbalances between developed and developing economies are converging, according to the recently published Handbook of Statistics 2014by the United Nations conference on trade and...
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News
11 December 2014
Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz maintained that financial reforms make the system safer, but regulators mustn’t stifle innovation by reinforcing stricter rules. Speaking to the...
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News
4 December 2014
African Development Bank (AfDB) has published its latest Trade Finance in Africa report, based on a survey of trade finance activities performed by commercial banks in Africa between 2011 and 2012...
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12 November 2014
Firms should focus on the long term, as global trade is poised for recovery, says Bart Ras
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News
11 November 2014
The McKinsey Global Payments Map 2014, distributed at Sibos Boston 2014 as part of the dedicated conference session presented by partners Philip Bruno and Marc Niederhorn reports that “robust...
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News
30 October 2014
As the global economy picks up, working capital optimisation will remain a high priority for corporate treasurers going into 2015, shows a new research study from Demica. Circulated at...
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News
30 October 2014
World trade stagnated in the first half year 2014 and is struggling to recover nearly six years after the start of the financial crisis, says a Coface  Panorama Country Risk report (October...
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News
25 September 2014
SWIFT’s latest RMB Tracker shows that over the past two years, RMB payments worldwide have nearly tripled in value. In addition, the RMB is now supported by a much broader base with 35% more...
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News
22 September 2014
Global economic activity is expected to strengthen over the next year, supported by robust growth in the US and UK along with a gradual recovery in the eurozone, says HSBC’s Global Trade...
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News
22 September 2014
Trade finance education providers ifs University College is offering two exam sittings per year for its international trade finance qualifications. Owing to increased demand among trade...
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