Blockchain technology’s potential to transform trade finance is the focus of a new Trade Innovation Lab launched by IT and business process services leader CGI. Kitt Carswell, CGI’s vice president, senior offering manager, talks to Helen Castell about why it’s needed, what CGI is already doing in the distributed ledger or shared database space and some of the challenges this new technology looks set to unleash.
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A new commodity trader is set to tap the ECA-backed loan market to diversify their fund mix amid the drive to energy transition. The deal marks a continued increase in the use of ECA debt as an instrument in trading houses’ financial toolkits.
TXF will be hosting the 10th Anniversary of its Global Commodity Finance Conference in Amsterdam on 22-23 May 2024, at the Grand Krasnapolsky Hotel, with our black-tie Industry Awards Dinner on the 21st.