TXF Singapore 2019
Get a fresh look at the Asian Commodity Finance market, share your views and make real connections with regional deal-makers.
TXF and Coriolis Technologies’ country risk index investigates the trends in trade weaponization in MENA and GCC. MENA and GCC foreign policy risks rise outside the usual spots. Rebecca Harding, CEO of Coriolis Technologies also looks at Lebanon, Libya and Morocco where functioning banking systems are helping support nascent trade hubs. This is the sixth in the series of seven insights.
A wave of new trade hires has provided Bank of America Merrill Lynch with an opportunity to focus on its strengths and leverage inherent advantages over competitors. TXF spoke with Geoffrey Brady, recently appointed as head of global trade and supply chain finance, about the direction in which the bank is moving.
Recorded webinar - We reflected on 2018 and asked what actually made a difference in trade technology in the past year and picked out the highlights amid the hype.
Often priced at well below accepted market rates, Chinese official finance is a major hurdle to fair competition in the global export market. A growing number of governments are attempting to compete by circumventing OECD rules and blurring trade with aid. But adding more unfair trade practices risks the global official finance system self-combusting and ending any real chance of a lasting and fair resolution to the problem.
Bernie de Haldevang, head of specialty at Canopius, talks to TXF about the digitisation of trade finance insurance and how the market is still wedded to paper. The market is becoming increasing dependent on private insurance to deal with risk weighted asset relief among the banks as geopolitical signs point to a riskier world.