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The derisking debate - the future of correspondent relations
11 April 2017
Katharine Morton looks at the challenge of derisking and what it means for the future of correspondent relations
Bridging the gap
30 January 2017
Correspondent banking lines have shrivelled up as global banks retreat from markets deemed too expensive in compliance checks. The TFR editorial board gathered at the close of 2016 to review the...
Think the unthinkable
30 January 2017
When importers and exporters trade, they are exposed to the vagaries of their domestic currency's behaviour against the foreign one. David Morrish explains this vital aspect of risk management
Brace for impact
27 January 2017
Roderick Barnett and Emma Whiteacre forecast a trade landscape of reduced demand and increased risk as the events of 2016 begin to take their toll
The elephant in the room
14 September 2016
Behind the impressive numbers of Côte d'Ivoire's economic surge, a peaceful political landscape has quietly ticked on and encouraged investment, but can it last? Hugo Williamson and...
4 July 2016
The prognosis that recent cases of fraud will lead to the death of collateral management arrangements is nothing but a misdiagnosis. There are plenty of opportunities for prudent risk managers,...
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...
BPL Global celebrates international trade at 15th anniversary of Paris subsidiary
6 June 2016
“BPL Global does business, not politics,” affirmed Charles Berry, chairman of the credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) broker, as he toasted the 15th anniversary of their Paris...
OCBC Bank enlists MIT trade risk system
25 May 2016
Singapore based OCBC Bank has signed a computer software contract with digital trade finance solutions company, Micro Informatique & Technologies SA) MIT.
Coface appoints John Nicholas as new risk underwriting director
18 May 2016
John Nicholas has been appointed as risk underwriting director by Coface in the UK and Ireland.
Testing the water
27 April 2016
Patrick Murphy considers the 'new normal' of doing business with Iran in a post-Implementation Day geopolitical climate
Hyundai Motor Company: commercial commended TFR deals of 2015
24 February 2016
Citi’s ruble accounts receivable discounting solution gets the Kia wheels turning from South Korea to Russia with minimum FX exposure South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co and its affiliate...
Noble Group to sell US$750m agribusiness JV to cut debt
4 February 2016
Beleaguered commodities trader Noble Group has been given the green light from investors to sell its stake in Noble Agri – its agricultural joint venture - to China’s Cofco. Around 90...
BAFT sets sights on next generation leaders
2 February 2016
The Banker’s Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT) has launched a program promoting a new generation of leaders in transaction banking (GTB). BAFT’s first class of 2016 takes in...
IMF and World Bank discuss US$4bn bailout against default risk in Azeribaijan
29 January 2016
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank have met in Baku Azerbaijan regarding a US$4bn bailout for the country as its currency suffers amid a fall in oil prices. The country...
Falcon recieves Fitch ratings boost
25 January 2016
Falcon Group’s long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) has been given a boost to BB- from B+ by Fitch Ratings. Falcon’s management and corporate governance standards have been approved,...
Coface hires Xavier Durand as CEO
22 January 2016
The board of directors at Coface has hired Xavier Durand to the position of chief executive officer (CEO). This appointment will become effective after board meets on 9 February 2016 to approve...
Arthur J. Gallagher hires Tim Fisher to specialist trade credit division
21 January 2016
Arthur J. Gallagher’s international division has taken on Tim Fisher as joint managing director of its national specialist trade credit & surety practice. Fisher will lead alongside...
ADB bond issue yields US$4bn
27 April 2017
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has completed a US$4bn three-year global benchmark bond issue. The bond has a coupon rate of...
Aluminium Bahrain secures US$700m in ECA project finance
20 April 2017
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has signed a project finance facility with Swiss Export Risk Insurance (SERV) and Euler Hermes, worth...
Societe Generale appoints new senior banker
19 April 2017
Societe Generale has appointed Brendon Moran as senior banker within its coverage and investment banking division. Moran will...
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