TXF China 2019
TXF China brings an exclusive group of senior structured finance professionals together in Shanghai for a day of collaborative discussion of regional opportunities and productive network building.
Despite the intense political debate surrounding the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, the project is moving ahead at great pace. Jonathan Bell examines what all the fuss is about.
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.
SMEs in Asia and the Pacific face acute challenges in obtaining financing, with unique geographies and low bank densities forming barriers for businesses. The development of supply chain finance alternatives has been slow but a new programme in Malaysia could begin to offer new options for SMEs in the region.
The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) annual Trade Finance Gaps report highlights specific difficulties in developing markets in Asia and Africa amongst a general gap of $1.6 trillion. Particular to the report is the plight of emerging market SMEs, which are most likely to be rejected for funding.
A new ~Asian Development Bank^ (ADB) survey reveals that large market gaps for trade finance are undermining growth and job creation. The report was compiled with support from partner agencies.