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Expert briefing: Shielding supply chains
Expert briefing: Shielding supply chains
Guest Contributor
25 November 2019

Amid growing scrutiny on working capital optimisation and sustainability of corporates’ supply chains, payables finance is more popular than ever. Christian Hausherr, chair of the Global Supply Chain Finance Forum and European product head of payables finance, trade finance and supply chain finance at Deutsche Bank, explores how the industry is responding to growing demand.

Expert briefing: The evolution of payment tracking
Expert briefing: The evolution of payment tracking
Guest Contributor
18 November 2019

Payments are the lifeblood of any company. But for years, corporate treasurers have faced a big challenge when sending or receiving money across borders - the lack of visibility into the status, timing or costs of those payments. In this sponsored editorial, Marc Delbaere, global head of corporates and trade at SWIFT, explains how payment tracking is ushering in a new era of clarity.

Expert briefing: EU trade agreement with Mercosur, trade and sustainability
Expert briefing: EU trade agreement with Mercosur, trade and sustainability
Guest Contributor
15 November 2019

Matthew Townsend and Jonathan Benson from Allen & Overy outline some of the key points of the EU-Mercosur Association Agreement, focusing on sustainability issues which will be at the forefront of the EU’s deliberations on trade in the coming years in light of the growing international focus on climate change.

Sponsored editorial: "With eSpeedtrack, it's quick and easy to get a buyer's credit!"
Sponsored editorial: "With eSpeedtrack, it's quick and easy to get a buyer's credit!"
Guest Contributor
14 November 2019

Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) is one of Austria's leading banks with a strong focus on export finance. With eSpeedtrack, RBI has now launched a small-ticket buyer’s credit solution, streamlining and digitizing important steps of the financing process. RBI is working with all major European ECAs. Peter Lennkh, member of the Management Board in charge of Corporate Customers, and Petra Rauscher, Head of Export Finance, explain how eSpeedtrack works.

Expert briefing: How the new Incoterms 2020 rules will affect the supply chain and logistics industries
Expert briefing: How the new Incoterms 2020 rules will affect the supply chain and logistics industries
Guest Contributor
21 October 2019

Bob Ronai, who owns and runs the nearly 20,000 strong LinkedIn group on Incoterms and is member of the ICC's Incoterms 2020 Drafting Group, highlights what the revised iteration of Incoterms means, particularly for those working in supply chain and logistics.

52,000 entrepreneurs attend Bpifrance Inno Generation
52,000 entrepreneurs attend Bpifrance Inno Generation
Guest Contributor
28 October 2017

Bpifrance tells TXF about the 5th edition of Bpifrance Inno Generation took place on 10 October, 2019 in Paris.

Is your employer needlessly Putin’ off investment in Russian infrastructure?
Is your employer needlessly Putin’ off investment in Russian infrastructure?
Guest Contributor
17 November 2015

When asked to write an update on Russia, my initial thought was, why? Surely it is clear to everyone? But the more I thought about it, the more I realised just how confused the current environment is. And so, having been given the space to publish my take on events, I realised I could contribute to shedding some light on the murk – or possibly just add to the confusion.

Banks' risk appetite is adapting to new climate
Banks' risk appetite is adapting to new climate
Guest Contributor
21 June 2015

This week, JB’s email to TXF subscribers had a sting in its tail: a reproach to financial institutions for their seeming reluctance to do business in Russia. At the same time, figures quoted suggested that 38% of those questioned in a recent survey of the export finance community aimed to carry out some business in Russia this year. So what is there to explain this apparent contradiction?

Iran: A marathon, not a sprint
Iran: A marathon, not a sprint
Guest Contributor
9 June 2015

Come the end of June 2015 or thereabouts, assuming deadlines do not slip and even if they do slip by one month or two, one of the greatest prizes for investment and finance awaits: the beginning of the end of at least some sanctions against Iran.

Fifty shades of corruption
Fifty shades of corruption
Guest Contributor
18 May 2015

When two prominent MPs (members of parliament) had to announce they would step down before the recent election after being caught on camera discussing taking cash for questions and influence, it made me strangely proud of the UK.

Gazprom: Will $55 billion be enough to get gas to somewhere near China?
Gazprom: Will $55 billion be enough to get gas to somewhere near China?
Guest Contributor
9 September 2014

Our mystery blogger contemplates the challenges Russia faces forging closer ties with China

Sanctions: Lessons learnt and the impact on trade and compliance
Sanctions: Lessons learnt and the impact on trade and compliance
Guest Contributor
7 July 2014

A guest blog on trade, sanctions, and how to work with compliance