Supply chain

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Feature
13 December 2011
Will Asia drive the future of trade finance? Clarissa Dann reports on LIXIN GUO’s insights into the region’s growth and its implications at the recent IFA conference in Vienna Asia...
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Opinion
13 December 2011
According to a recent study by management consultants McKinsey & Co, Asia is the fastest-growing market for corporate and investment banking and will be the world’s largest in 2015 as the...
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Opinion
13 December 2011
Export credit agencies (ECAs) are playing a vital role in meeting Asia’s infrastructure needs, explains J.P. Morgan’s Pravin Advani Asia special focus: sponsored comment  ...
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Opinion
13 December 2011
So, as 2011 draws to a close. And as it does, I look back over my start at TFR. Since I began in August I have been racking my brains looking for metaphors to describe a volatile market...
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Feature
13 December 2011
How far can the renminbi (RMB) establish itself as an alternative to the US dollar as an international reserve currency? Clarissa Dann summarises LIXIN GUO’S IFA conference presentation The...
News
2 December 2011
The higher costs to banks of holding trade-related debt as a result of the Basel III banking regulations is could create an opportunity for insurance companies to step into the breach.
News
21 November 2011
Specialist trade and corporate finance provider, Falcon Group – winner of TFR’s Best Trade Finance Boutique award in July 2011 – has launched a new Singapore office to build group business across the...
News
15 November 2011
J.P. Morgan and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) have signed an agreement for a US$200m risk participation arrangement that will help increase the availability of trade finance in...
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Opinion
9 November 2011
PATRIK ZEKKAR shares his vision of an integrated transaction banking business Regular: Market view   A holistic approach   PATRIK ZEKKAR of SEB shares his vision of an...
News
20 October 2011
An informal meeting hosted by World Trade Organisation (WTO) chief Pascal Lamy in response to the G20 countries asking him to review the effectiveness of trade finance (fundamental to the world...
News
11 October 2011
World trade volumes will grow by 73% by 2025 predicts HSBC Trade Connections, a new quarterly global forecast.
News
7 October 2011
Falcon Group, the corporate finance boutique, has appointed Juan Carlos Uribe as its regional director for the Americas. Before the appointment Uribe spent eight years at DF Deutsche Forfait as...
News
7 October 2011
BTA, Kazakhstan’s third largest bank by assets, has now repaid the second US$175m instalment of a trade finance loan agreed as part of its debt restructuring process, according to a statement from...
News
7 October 2011
The attraction of higher quality assets such as trade receivables to the securitisation market was illustrated by Finacity’s execution of a 4.2-year, US$181m facility for CEMEX, a global building...
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Feature
7 October 2011
Marie-Christine Diaz provides an update on the progress how the Bank Payment Obligation is set to transform the financial supply chain dynamics Swift scene  
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Opinion
7 October 2011
Unexpected events call for a sudden change of direction. Order can become chaos very quickly. Imagine, heading for Sibos, you were to encounter a moose on the loose on the Canadian highway…...
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Face to face
7 October 2011
Lloyds Banking Group’s operations new back room boy Gunnar Collin talks about competing on operational efficiency and customer service in a challenging trade finance environment Profile:...
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Opinion
5 September 2011
Citibank’s JOHN AHEARN observes that changes in global trade are forcing financial institutions to reassess their trade finance business models Advertising feature The new normal
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