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Don't believe the hype
Don't believe the hype
Eavie Burnett
30 October 2017

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) are being peddled as a prospective alternative source of funding in the trade finance space. But without regulation are they ever really going to be a major piece of the global trade funding mix?

What does the Trump Administration mean for US Ex-Im?
What does the Trump Administration mean for US Ex-Im?
Max Thompson
15 December 2016

Last week Congress rejected an amendment that would allow US Ex-Im to function without a full board. However, the news that senator Richard Shelby – who has blocked new nominations to the board – has termed out as senate banking committee chairman bodes well for the ECA, as a new pro-Exim replacement is set to start on 3 January.

Bolero facilitates Italian trade finance amid greater competition
Bolero facilitates Italian trade finance amid greater competition
Callum Burroughs
28 October 2016

The digitisation of trade finance services has been one of the key developments in the industry over the last decade with numerous offerings available for both corporates and banks across the market. But how relevant is Bolero and other such platforms given the buzz around blockchain and the rise of corporate trade finance solutions?

Alibaba trade finance: a misguided step into the unknown
Alibaba trade finance: a misguided step into the unknown
William Laraque
25 January 2016

According to ChinaBusinessNews.com and the South China Morning Post, Alibaba Group Holding last week entered into a partnership with more than 25 credit rating agencies and banks globally, in order to make cross-border trade financing available for Chinese small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The options available for financing SME trade
The options available for financing SME trade
William Laraque
2 December 2015

I have written numerous times that the economic and job growth of emerging markets will increasingly depend on a robust engagement in the massive global flows of goods, services and investment. This engagement is empowered by a hierarchical financial and regulatory ecosystem.

The future of global trade: chapter 2 - Technological Mercantilism
The future of global trade: chapter 2 - Technological Mercantilism
William Laraque
1 December 2015

Mercantilism is economic nationalism for the purpose of building a wealthy and powerful state. Adam Smith coined the term “mercantile system” to describe the system of political economy that sought to enrich the country by restraining imports and encouraging exports.

The future of global trade: chapter I - sales, marketing, promotion and order processing
The future of global trade: chapter I - sales, marketing, promotion and order processing
William Laraque
30 November 2015

The transformation in international marketing and sales features two camps. The first is the legacy camp which features the largely uncoordinated activities of some 22 US government agencies. TPCC, the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee, was created to coordinate the activities of these 22 agencies which foster and support the sale of US goods and services and FDI.

The marketing of capital goods in the electronic age
The marketing of capital goods in the electronic age
William Laraque
1 July 2015

Traditional marketing and country entrance strategy takes into consideration the nature of the product being sold. Some products are simple for salespersons to describe and can therefore be advertised and sold en masse and through mass media.