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The view from Asia: Preparing for globalisation mark two
The view from Asia: Preparing for globalisation mark two
Katharine Morton
1 November 2018

Farooq Siddiqi, global head of trade and Samuel Mathew, global head of documentary trade at Standard Chartered talk to TXF in Singapore about the big picture of protectionism and the wider march of technology in trade. The message is, don’t fixate on digital ‘islands’ as going more deeply into local markets could be the answer.

What to expect in the coming trade tech revolution
What to expect in the coming trade tech revolution
Oliver O'Connell
22 October 2018

With Sibos 2018 underway, Nancy Amert, director of CGI’s Trade Innovation Lab, and Rory Kaplan, director and offering manager of trade and supply chain at CGI, share their thoughts on how technology is impacting trade finance.

PCR signs ECA-backed financing for Del Bicentenario I and II wind
18 October 2018

ICC Banking Commission sets up Global Supply Chain Finance Forum headed by Christian Hausherr
12 October 2018

ICC unveils program to support multilateral trade reform
12 October 2018

ICC Banking Commission signs Trade Register partnership with Global Credit Data
9 October 2018

Breathing new life into insuring trade with Toredo
Breathing new life into insuring trade with Toredo
Katharine Morton
8 October 2018

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 Specialty Markets discusses Toredo, a web-based platform which moves trade credit insurance underwriting into the digital era

Once more unto the breach: Surviving a cyber-attack in trade
Once more unto the breach: Surviving a cyber-attack in trade
Katharine Morton
17 September 2018

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 players about what it takes to survive a cyber attack in trade.

 Turkey leverages the power of now in trade
Turkey leverages the power of now in trade
Katharine Morton
3 September 2018

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 July, and moderated by TXF, banks and corporates discuss how SWIFT gpi technology could help with trade and also how Bank Payment Obligations (BPOs) – which Turkey was an early adopter – could be best used, if it isn’t overlooked.

Trade funds: Understand your risk buckets better
Trade funds: Understand your risk buckets better
Katharine Morton
23 August 2018

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 director of Bankingwise, a trade services consultancy is perturbed by the lack of support from the banks and the fact that the market has potential to grow as long as it’s not viewed as one-size-fits-all.

In for the long haul: Basel III’s impact on export finance
In for the long haul: Basel III’s impact on export finance
Henri d'Ambrieres
22 August 2018

From new rules for sovereign risk exposures to leverage ratio requirements, Henri d’Ambrières, head of advisory services in trade, export and project finance at HDA Conseil, outlines the potential impact of Basel III on provisions linked to export credits.

Nourishing green shoots in Greek trade
Nourishing green shoots in Greek trade
Katharine Morton
20 August 2018

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 helping to nourish and finance green shoots of recovery?

Reverse factoring: Too little regulation and open to too much abuse
Reverse factoring: Too little regulation and open to too much abuse
Oliver Gordon
31 July 2018

Reverse factoring has been implicated in the demise of two of Europe’s largest corporations – Abengoa and Carillion. Can the holes in reverse factoring accounting regulation be filled to prevent potential large corporation abuse of SMEs in the supply chain finance system?

Private wealth: Bridging the infrastructure and trade gaps?
Private wealth: Bridging the infrastructure and trade gaps?
Paul Golden
26 June 2018

On paper the demand should be there – a mix of low default short tenor and long tenor assets make trade and infrastructure a logical mix for private wealth investors. But both markets still present significant problems to entry for non-institutional investors, even via sector specific fund managers.

 Why trade finance is soaring at ADB
Why trade finance is soaring at ADB
Katharine Morton
11 June 2018

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 Banking Commission annual meeting in Miami about the reasons underpinning the growth and whether derisking is having an impact.

Change of clothing: Can ECAs become champions of sustainability?
Change of clothing: Can ECAs become champions of sustainability?
Oliver Gordon
5 June 2018

The ICC has established a working group aimed at fostering a greater sustainable development agenda in export finance. Is it just tinkering? And does it have any chance of making real change?

Beyond the wild west in factoring
Beyond the wild west in factoring
Katharine Morton
31 May 2018

Peter Mulroy, Secretary General of FCI spoke to Katharine Morton at the ICC banking commission annual meeting in Miami about how trust is helping factoring move beyond the ‘wild west syndrome’ and how transparency is vital for building trust in the future of reverse factoring

Expert briefing: Turning BAD into good?
Expert briefing: Turning BAD into good?
Alvin Shen
25 May 2018

Have you ever wondered how Chinese companies finance domestic trade? Alvin Shen, CEO and managing partner of Broader Way Group, explains what at first glance may seem an opaque tool, Banker Acceptance Drafts (BADs), and how they are evolving.

ICC Global Survey: Compliance and regulation stifling future trade finance
24 May 2018

ICC survey finds tech solutions not yet boosting efficiency of banks
23 May 2018

Trade risk: Two measures in one
Trade risk: Two measures in one
Katharine Morton
23 May 2018

TXF’s Katharine Morton caught up with Daniel Schmand, chair of the ICC Banking Commission and global head of trade finance at Deutsche Bank, at the ICC Annual Meeting in Miami to talk about his outlook for trade and trade finance, and how non-financial risk in trade should be measured before making bold statements about how risky trade finance is.

Beyond the wild west in factoring (24 mins)
Beyond the wild west in factoring (24 mins)
Henry Nichol
18 May 2018

Peter Mulroy, Secretary General of FCI spoke to Katharine Morton at the ICC banking commission annual meeting in Miami about how trust is helping factoring move beyond the ‘wild west syndrome’ and how transparency is vital for building trust in the future of reverse factoring.

Pricing dip: TXF-ICC Global Export Finance Survey 2018
Pricing dip: TXF-ICC Global Export Finance Survey 2018
Max Thompson
11 May 2018

The TXF-ICC Global Export Finance Survey 2018 incorporates the pricing and liquidity views of 65 senior export finance practitioners at leading banks, ECAs, exporters and importers. The findings are familiar.

The dog that didn’t bark: Is derisking over?
The dog that didn’t bark: Is derisking over?
Katharine Morton
9 May 2018

The hush that has fallen over the banking markets about derisking correspondent banking relations could be read as meaning derisking is the dog that didn’t bark. Is derisking over? Or has the dog been muzzled?

Another confusing link to the blockchain
Another confusing link to the blockchain
Oliver Gordon
8 May 2018

As a growing number of blockchain initiatives start live testing, albeit in controlled environments, trade tech is moving to an even more confusing level – a plethora of rival product claims backed by proofs of concept. Choice of tech and provider is about to get even more complicated.

ICC’s Schmand: Focus on non-financial risk measurement before saying trade finance is low risk (12 mins)
ICC’s Schmand: Focus on non-financial risk measurement before saying trade finance is low risk (12 mins)
Henry Nichol
8 May 2018

Daniel Schmand, chair of the ICC Banking Commission and global head of trade finance at Deutsche Bank caught up with TXF’s Katharine Morton at the ICC Annual Meeting in Miami about his outlook for trade and trade finance and how non-financial risk in trade can be viewed.

ICC UK calls for unified voice for progress on digital trade
18 April 2018

Get the full report: Trade finance – faster food for fund appetites
Get the full report: Trade finance – faster food for fund appetites
Hesham Zakai
27 March 2018

Trade finance as an asset class is set for growth in the near term, according to 78% of respondents in a survey of investment professionals carried out by TXF in association with EFA Group. Download our most comprehensive measure of investor appetite to date.

Why trade finance is soaring at ADB (16 mins)
Why trade finance is soaring at ADB (16 mins)
Henry Nichol
13 March 2018

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 Banking Commission annual meeting in Miami about the reasons underpinning the growth and whether derisking is having an impact.

John Denton and Paul Polman to take up ICC leadership roles
8 March 2018

ICC report highlights low risk of trade and export finance products
7 March 2018

ICC Banking Commission announces Annual Meeting in Miami
28 February 2018

Navigating trade finance: how should banks monitor suspicious shipping activity?
Navigating trade finance: how should banks monitor suspicious shipping activity?
Byron McKinney
8 February 2018

Byron McKinney, product manager at Accuity, discusses the latest case of illicit shipping activity and why financial institutions need to keep a close eye on the trades they finance, including how the goods are transported.

ICC Trade Register confirms low risk profile for trade and export finance
8 February 2018

Ruta al Mar: Opening a new 4G funding fast lane
Ruta al Mar: Opening a new 4G funding fast lane
Oliver Gordon
5 February 2018

A pioneering loan/bond financing for Colombia's Ruta al Mar highway project may serve as the shot in the arm needed to reignite appetite for the country’s 4G roads financing programme after a year spent on the sidelines.

ICC Global Trade Finance Survey 2018 - take part now
18 January 2018

Blockchain in trade: are we missing the point?
Blockchain in trade: are we missing the point?
Helen Castell
8 January 2018

Amid the hype around blockchain, is the market losing sight of what the technology can really do for trade finance – and what it can’t?

ICC launches its 10th global survey on trade finance
7 December 2017

ICC Banking Commission explores trade finance digitisation
9 November 2017

Time to stand up and be counted
Time to stand up and be counted
Peter Sprent
26 September 2017

The volume of private insurance market credit risk mitigation is growing – but does the industry do enough to voice its activities and concerns to regulators?

Blockchain or blocked chain?
Blockchain or blocked chain?
Lucy Palfreeman
23 August 2017

What happens to a blockchain proof of concept (PoC) after delivery? TXF looks back at the prototypes that didn’t progress, those that still might, and questions whether the digital ledger truly has the potential to disrupt the trade finance industry.

Aela Energia: Shaking the DFI money tree
Aela Energia: Shaking the DFI money tree
Max Thompson
16 August 2017

Having just closed a $410 million DFI-backed wind portfolio financing in Chile, Aela Energia is talking to the same lenders about financing for the next stage of its pipeline of Chilean wind projects.

Aela Energia wind farm financing in Chile closed
15 August 2017

Growing trade with China could boost use of documentary products
3 August 2017

UN endorses ITFA, ICC forfaiting rules
3 August 2017

Part 2: TXF-ICC Global Export Finance Survey 2017
Part 2: TXF-ICC Global Export Finance Survey 2017
Max Thompson
27 July 2017

The second instalment of the TXF-ICC Global Export Finance Survey 2017 – which complemented the ICC’s 2017 Rethinking Trade & Finance report – incorporates the more general market trends witnessed by 100 senior export finance practitioners at leading banks, ECAs, and exporters and importers. Again, the results will surprise.

Terna raises cheap debt for Melo-Tacuarembo transmission
19 July 2017

The power of SMEs: Driving the digital trade finance revolution
The power of SMEs: Driving the digital trade finance revolution
Raphael Barisaac
13 July 2017

Although large and multinational corporates tend to grab the trade tech headlines, when it comes to digital trade finance innovation, SMEs not only stand to benefit from digital trade finance tools, but are well placed to help drive wider adoption.

Pricing perceptions: TXF-ICC Global Export Finance Survey 2017
Pricing perceptions: TXF-ICC Global Export Finance Survey 2017
Max Thompson
13 July 2017

The TXF-ICC Global Export Finance Survey 2017 – which complemented the ICC’s 2017 Rethinking Trade & Finance report – incorporates the pricing and liquidity views of 100 senior export finance practitioners at leading banks, ECAs, and exporters and importers. The results will surprise.

ICC survey confirms trade finance supply/demand imbalance
4 July 2017