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Will investor confidence in Russia rise next year?
Will investor confidence in Russia rise next year?
Judith Fagelson
22 November 2017

ECA borrowing in Russia was down by nearly 70% in H1 2017 as compared to H1 2016, but many people remain optimistic about opportunities for export finance in Russia going forward, bolstered by a strong rouble and an increasingly resilient economy. TXF asked three experts what they expected to see over the next year.

New products and structures needed to combat two-tier trading system
New products and structures needed to combat two-tier trading system
Judith Fagelson
16 May 2017

Innovation is badly needed in trade and commodity finance, according to a survey of delegates at TXF’s global trade and commodity finance gathering in Amsterdam last week.

Top tips to help you prepare for MiFID II
Top tips to help you prepare for MiFID II
Judith Fagelson
22 February 2017

The implementation date for MiFID II is 3 January 2018 and firms will be expected to be compliant from that day. Transitional arrangements? There aren’t any...

“Understand our constraints!” – Top exporters’ thoughts on export finance
“Understand our constraints!” – Top exporters’ thoughts on export finance
Judith Fagelson
26 August 2016

GE, Fives and Bouygues are three of the major users of export finance. Here, they share a few of their thoughts about the ECAs they work with, their own constraints, and where they see the most growth.

It’s awards season…
It’s awards season…
Judith Fagelson
19 April 2016

TXF is proud to announce that voting has opened for its annual Best in Class Awards. TXF Awards are exclusive, prestigious accolades given to the institutions that have performed outstandingly in their field.

Is BAML retreating from trade and export finance?
Is BAML retreating from trade and export finance?
Judith Fagelson
18 April 2016

A spate of high profile ECA and trade finance departures from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) has fuelled speculation that the bank is withdrawing from the business lines.

Will firms adopt ICC’s new supply chain finance definitions?
Will firms adopt ICC’s new supply chain finance definitions?
Judith Fagelson
9 March 2016

The ICC has released a set of definitions for supply chain finance (SCF) and its techniques. The challenge now, says the ICC, is to convince supply chain financiers, many of whom have been operating their own set of SCF definitions for years, to accept these new official definitions.

A whole new world: the post-Crisis evolution of trade & treasury
A whole new world: the post-Crisis evolution of trade & treasury
Judith Fagelson
7 March 2016

TXF‘s Judith Fagelson catches up with a couple of BAML’s short-term trade gurus to discuss how the industry has changed following the infamous events of 2008.

Top tips for inventory and cash flow improvement from PV Mahajan
Top tips for inventory and cash flow improvement from PV Mahajan
Judith Fagelson
27 January 2016

Procter & Gamble Asia’s PV Mahajan shares his top tips for inventory and cash flow improvement, ahead of his presentation at TXF’s Trade, Treasury & Commodity Finance conference in Singapore on February 23-24.

Coface names Xavier Durand as new CEO
Coface names Xavier Durand as new CEO
Judith Fagelson
19 January 2016

Coface has named Xavier Durand as its new CEO. He will replace current CEO Jean-Marc Pillu following the board of directors’ meeting due to be held on 9 February.

Streamlining Europe's shipping industry
Streamlining Europe's shipping industry
Judith Fagelson
13 January 2016

European shipping policy is in need of a makeover. It is fragmented, inefficient and needlessly bureaucratic, according to Patrick Verhoeven, secretary general of the European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA). That is why the ECSA has published a set of 16 proposals for reform, ahead of the European Commission’s full review of its shipping policy, taking place over 2016-17.

Deconstructing the climate deal: implications for trade
Deconstructing the climate deal: implications for trade
Judith Fagelson
23 December 2015

The Paris Agreement spells the beginning of the end of fossil fuels, the start of a transition into a low carbon economy, and a period in which alternative sources of energy will provide increasingly lucrative investment opportunities. This is the view of many experts following the signing of the Paris accord earlier this month, which is likely to have immense implications for international trade over time.

Scenarios for the future of sustainable trade
Scenarios for the future of sustainable trade
Judith Fagelson
21 December 2015

There are two distinct possibilities for the future of sustainable trade. One is a positive vision in which deeper globalisation trumps protectionism, and the march of science and technology continues unabated; the other a negative scenario in which protectionism and myopic self-interest stifle innovation and technological progress.

Global trade set for bumper 2016, says HSBC
Global trade set for bumper 2016, says HSBC
Judith Fagelson
8 December 2015

Global trade looks set to experience a tentative recovery, according to the Global Trade Forecast released by HSBC this morning.

TXF’s Charity Partner: AbleChildAfrica
TXF’s Charity Partner: AbleChildAfrica
Judith Fagelson
3 December 2015

TXF is proud to support AbleChildAfrica, a grassroots charity that helps children with a range of disabilities in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

Global merchandise trade to quadruple by 2050, says HSBC
Global merchandise trade to quadruple by 2050, says HSBC
Judith Fagelson
25 November 2015

The world is about to enter a third wave of globalisation, with goods exported predicted to reach $68.5 trillion by 2050, according to the Trade Winds Report released by HSBC.

Better trade finance data needed to satisfy regulators and investors
Better trade finance data needed to satisfy regulators and investors
Judith Fagelson
19 November 2015

The lack of reliable data in the trade finance industry could be contributing to the knowledge gap between industry participants, regulators and institutional investors, according to a poll of corporates, banks and technology companies at the 2015 TXF Trade & Treasury conference.