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08 October 2018

Breathing new life into insuring trade with Toredo

When it takes the same amount of time to underwrite the risks of a power station as a letter of credit, something had to give. Chris Hall, Senior Underwriter, Liberty...

03 October 2018

Reflections on trade with an African rhythm

Katharine Morton, Head of Trade, Treasury and Risk at TXF shares some of her memories of the International Trade and Forfaiting Association’s Cape Town spectacular.

26 September 2018

Trade digitisation: Do not rush, spend Kairos time with the cyborg-anthropologist

Amber Case is author of ‘Calm Technology’, a book about designing for your attention and designing better technology that works with and not against you, that makes good...

26 September 2018

The changing pace and face of upstream gas

Mega upstream gas projects have been prolific in recent years, but asks Jonathan Bell, how is the industry changing and what can we expect with future projects?

19 September 2018
Agri/Soft Commodities, Infrastructure, Manufacturing & equipment, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Power, Renewables, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

Fasten your seatbelts: Trade gets a bumpy night

How do you draw together themes of protectionism, regulation and digitisation? Katharine Morton reflects on her travels of the past two weeks and suggests that, amid the...

17 September 2018

Once more unto the breach: Surviving a cyber-attack in trade

Cyber security is not just an IT problem. It’s a business continuity one that can hit business and finance across the board. TXF’s Katharine Morton spoke to industry...

10 September 2018

Asahi Breweries: 200 pints a second of trade, treasury and risk

When Japanese brewer Asahi bought SABMiller’s central and European assets from AB InBev (ABI) for €7.3bn it made Asahi Group the third largest brewer in Europe. The deal...

03 September 2018

Turkey leverages the power of now in trade

Turkish banks and corporates have a good reputation for using technology to improve trade process and efficiency. In a discussion hosted by BNY Mellon in Istanbul in...

23 August 2018

Trade funds: Understand your risk buckets better

Getting banks, regulators and investors to understand trade funds better is key to trade evolving as an investible asset class. Aidan Applegarth, owner and managing...

20 August 2018

Nourishing green shoots in Greek trade

The four systemically important banks in Greece met with TXF at a roundtable hosted by BNY Mellon in Athens and discussed the future of Greek exports. How are the banks...

27 July 2018
Agri/Soft Commodities, Manufacturing & equipment, Oil & gas, Power

Soy it goes!

It would be good to escape from major economic trade factors that are influencing our lives – if only for a while, and for some in the Northern Hemisphere that obviously...

19 July 2018
Agri/Soft Commodities, Infrastructure, Manufacturing & equipment, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Power, Renewables, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

US-China get electric on the auto front

Jonathan Bell, Editor-in-Chief at TXF gives us his take on news that Tesla is to build an EV Gigafactory in Shanghai, as well as a review of TXF's market coverage from...

18 July 2018
Agri/Soft Commodities, Transport

Corporate perspective: Piecing together the digital future at Mosaic

When will Michael Crawford, senior corporate treasury manager of Mosaic, the world’s largest phosphate producer, become a robot? Not for the foreseeable future. TXF’s...

16 July 2018

Corporate perspective: Going ‘local-for-local’ helps Groupe SEB Turkey hedge against trade wars

Mustafa Kilic, CFO at Groupe SEB Turkey explains how a strategy of maximising local inputs can help manage currency risk through natural hedges, and even help guard...

12 July 2018

Trade wars: Is the answer blowing in the wind?

TXF's head of trade, treasury and risk Katharine Morton mulls the implications of the accelerating trade wars on the fundamentals of relationships between global powers.

09 July 2018

Don’t hobble the LC: A treasurer’s lament

The LC remains a great tool for international trade, one international treasurer tells TXF, as long as it’s not hobbled by the banks. And unless some things change – it...

01 July 2018
Agri/Soft Commodities, Chemicals/Petrochemicals, Infrastructure, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Power, Renewables, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

Trade wars: Potential impacts and implications

Since US President Donald Trump’s protectionist push has sparked the promise of reciprocal retaliation from the EU, China, and Canada, TXF's Katharine Morton, head of...

27 June 2018

Corporate perspective: Chipita – treasury and trade in metamorphosis

Marianna Polykrati is group treasurer of Chipita SA, which is a Greek multinational snacks provider headquartered in the aptly named town of Metamorphosis, north of...

20 June 2018

Sunny with the chance of showers? Insuring the future of commodity trade

The commodity trading landscape is changing, as are the needs to insure risk by both commodity traders and producers. Katharine Morton spoke to brokers, insurers and the...

11 June 2018

Why trade finance is soaring at ADB

Trade finance business is booming at the Asian Development Bank. Katharine Morton spoke to Steven Beck, the ADB’s head of trade and supply chain finance, at the ICC...