TXF Singapore 2019
Get a fresh look at the Asian Commodity Finance market, share your views and make real connections with regional deal-makers.
Taking on an active corporate supply chain finance programme can be a daunting prospect. When that one is the size of GE Capital’s Trade Payables Services, it changes the dimension of the challenge. TXF spoke to Maureen Sullivan, Managing Director and Head of MUFG’s Supply Chain Finance Group for the Americas about why the bank has made such a move, and what her plans are for TPS.
How could blockchain processes have helped streamline the challenges of supply chain management evolving under Brexit? In a paper by R3 and the Global Trade Strategy Forum, Alisa diCaprio outlines the benefits. It may be too late (or too soon) to help with that thorny challenge, but the transparency afforded by distributed ledger technology could mitigate any form of disruption from trade uncertainty.
A dramatic fall in the proportion of Russia’s reserves held in dollars may seem counter-intuitive from an economic point of view when the greenback is so prominent in Russia’s trade. How far can the policy go?
The predictions continue to rain down, with discussions focused on: life beyond traditional ECA-backed bank debt, movement on the regulatory front for ECA-assets, the continued growth of Africa as a borrower market, a power struggle between China and the IMF and a sanctions environment that is here to stay.