Supply chain

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News
16 August 2017
Pacific International Lines, PSA International, and IBM have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to run blockchain-based proof of concept trials. The trio will explore the technology to...
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Feature
26 June 2017
Panellists at the ICC Academy Supply Chain Finance Summit look at where the barriers to collaboration lie and what a truly integrated supply chain finance ecosystem could achieve
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Technology Update
9 June 2017
HSBC has launched a digital networking platform (similar to a social network) for business customers to connect with other businesses from across the world. The HSBC Connections Hub’s...
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News
9 June 2017
Maersk Line has launched its own trade finance service in six US states following successful pilots in Singapore, India, Spain and the Netherlands. Maersk Trade Finance is billed as a one-stop-...
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Feature
30 May 2017
TFR features the Global Supply Chain Finance Forum's standard definition of factoring
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Feature
5 May 2017
The Global Supply Chain Finance Forum and its member organisations, BAFT, EBA, FCI, ICC and ITFA, released the 'Standard Definitions for Techniques of Supply Chain Finance' in February...
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Feature
5 May 2017
Enrico Camerinelli and Mike Walker look at what emerging technologies, digitisation and changing demands from banks and corporates are doing to refresh the dated supply chain finance ecosystem
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Feature
5 May 2017
Financing trade is increasingly seen as an element within corporates' holistic working capital and liquidity management solutions. Katharine Morton explores the changing SCF landscape from the...
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Technology Update
28 April 2017
Mizuho Financial Group, Mizuho Bank and IBM Japan have joined the pursuit to digitising trade and trade finance using blockchain technology. The trio have set their sights on building a...
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Feature
12 April 2017
If Britain fails to secure a Brexit deal that gives it some form of access to the EU single market, East Africa's horticulture export sector could be dealt a fatal blow, writes Edward George
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News
30 March 2017
HSBC has partnered with Tradeshift to develop a digital platform where clients can manage their global supply chains and working capital needs. Customers will be able to access working capital...
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Feature
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...
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News
4 January 2017
China’s first direct freight train to London departed 1 January from Yiwu, in the country’s eastern province of Zhejiang. The 7,500 mile (12,000 kilometres) journey is expected to...
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Feature
30 November 2016
Michelin was lagging behind the market average with 57.5 days payable outstanding, and implemented a supply chain finance programme to improve its working capital. Clarissa Dann reports
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Technology Update
30 November 2016
Mahindra Group and IBM have started work on a blockchain-based supply chain finance (SCF) platform to help suppliers gain better access to credit. The duo will attempt to bring the promise of...
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Feature
29 November 2016
Cotton has played a transformational role in the lives of millions of people living in developing countries, but the crop’s days as a development tool look to be numbered, reports Binyamin...
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Feature
29 November 2016
Despite the slump in global trade growth rates, and ongoing pain in the container shipping market, investor appetite for port infrastructure is undimmed as they cater for larger vessels. Jon...
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Technology Update
19 September 2016
essDOCS and Misys have joined forces to integrate essDOCS’ CargoDocs electronic documents (eDocs) with Misys’ FusionBanking Trade Services platform. The two digital solutions firms...
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