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Where have all the flowers gone? - The effects of Brexit on East Africa's horticulture sector
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
HSBC and Tradeshift set to shake up global supply chains
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...
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...
China-London trade switches tracks
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...
A firm grip
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
Mahindra and IBM begin work on SCF blockchain solution as Hong Kong issues a warning on the technology
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...
Fossil fibre? - cotton's days as a development tool look to be numbered
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...
Scaling up - new ports and larger vessels enter trade markets to muted demand
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...
Misys and essDOCS launch “end-to-end” digital supply chain platform
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...
Big nothing? Think again
14 September 2016
Smart generation technology is not just about mobile phones and big data - it is a storm heralding a new industrial revolution, David Hennah
Advancing the digital agenda
8 September 2016
UniCredit's Gianfranco Bisagni discusses how digitalisation of trade finance is being used to overcome cost pressures and the handicap of paper-based processes
Emerald Grain launches Fast Pay to improve grower payment turnaround
8 July 2016
Australian grain marketing corporate Emerald Grain is taking no chances with the financial health of its growers, and has launched a new payment system to ensure that New South Wales and Victorian...
Priming the partnerships
1 July 2016
The 'network of networks' will be the next big thing to hit supply chain relationships, with non-bank financiers and fintechs threatening to better place themselves to meet the needs of an...
Tradeshift continues to expand following 250% growth
9 June 2016
A large consortium of investors have joined Tradeshifts new series D funding, which will be used to fund the expansion of the tech firm’s marketplace platform.
Helping the Mittelstand capitalise on trade opportunities
1 June 2016
Germany's Mittelstand provides the backbone of its economy, yet with the international trade landscape undergoing significant change, the sector faces a number of challenges. Daniela Eder...
Why is the supply chain still stuck in the digital dark ages?
26 May 2016
The current downturn in commodity prices will force every party involved in trade finance to consider cost savings measures and the solution is sitting underneath everyone’s noses –...
Getting ahead of the digital disruption curve
20 May 2016
Danske Bank's Lars Sjögren proposes that a time of digital disruption is a time of opportunity
Supply chain finance explained - TFR Fundamentals
27 April 2016
Simon Cook explains the legal fundamentals of three types of supply chain finance structures
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...
Outsourcing processing: In-house or outsource?
COMMODITY FINANCE: COFFEE: A green first
US Ex-Im Bank assists Costa Rican bank
Development banks go nuts about Bhutan with US$12m investment programme
FIMBank welcomes new CRO
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