Supply chain

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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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Feature
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
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Feature
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
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News
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...
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Feature
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...
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Technology Update
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.
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Feature
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...
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Blog
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 –...
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Opinion
20 May 2016
Danske Bank's Lars Sjögren proposes that a time of digital disruption is a time of opportunity
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Feature
27 April 2016
Simon Cook explains the legal fundamentals of three types of supply chain finance structures
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