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The latest trends, technology and insights in the world of international trade and receivables finance

The latest trends, technology and insights in the world of international trade and receivables finance
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The latest trends, technology and insights in the world of international trade and receivables finance




Riding the Blockchain Wave – komgo unchained

Commodities have always been very difficult and complex products to finance. Commodities are typically low margin high volume, and are frequently traded cross-border, facing much higher transaction risk. Can DLT promise increased margins profitability, trust and better traceability of trade flows? In this TFG exclusive with komgo, we heard from CEO Souleïma Baddi talking about bringing blockchain and distributed ledger technology to commodity finance. We hear the key differences between VAKT...


All Change in Africa: EXX Africa’s Dr Robert Besseling on the Business Sentiment in Africa

TFG's exclusive interview with Robert Besseling covers the latest macro-economic factors at a regional level in Africa's key economies. The podcast includes an overview of debt and reform in Ethiopia and Angola, the opportunities and challenges around trade wars, Brexit, high interest rates and recovering oil prices on certain economies in Africa. Besseling also talks to TFG about IMF US dollar deonominated debt; the buzzword in many African economies right now. TFG also had an update on the...


The Hype Behind Hyperledger: Nitin Gaur on Pioneering Blockchain for Business

Since 2016, the international trade and finance market witnessed a flood of new blockchain projects in cryptocurrencies entering the market, all part of a wider vision to digitize and transform trade. Blockchain has been frequently touted as the solution for bridging the $1.5 trillion US dollar trade finance gap. Technology for trade finance is hard, and blockchain offers potential for enabling trust, transparency and security and the $9 trillion US dollar open account trade finance space....


Islamic Finance, Sukuk and Shariah – Vineeta Tan on How Islamic Finance is Changing in 2019

As TFG prepare for IFN Asia, in Kuala Lumpar, TFG heard from Islamic Finance News Managing Editor, Vineeta Tan, who gave a brief overview of the Islamic Finance and Shariah market, as well as share what’s in stock for the conference. With Islamic faith spanning nearly 2bn adherents today, experts around the world tend to agree Islamic Finance emphasises the two main principles around risk-sharing and ethical investment. Vineeta is the managing editor of (IFN), the world’s leading Islamic...


Turning trade tensions into opportunities - Tariffs, Education & 3D Printing

International trade continues to gain more headlines than ever before, with a fast-moving and increasingly complex global environment posing a range of challenges, from increasing concerns over protectionism and trade tensions to ongoing industry discussion over market disruption, disintermediation and the role of technology. TFG heard from Lionel Taylor and John Bugeja at Trade Advisory Network on the global outlook for trade, what's changed, and how companies are shifting their supply...


State of the Global Supply Chain Finance Market - UK and China

The trade and supply chain finance sector has changed dramatically since 2008. A combination of new technology and a need to comply with more stringent regulation has led to a fundamental change in the role of the banks, as well as how trade finance solutions are delivered. TFG worked with ICC United Kingdom, East & Partners and Coriolis Technologies to put together a whitepaper highlighting the key market changes, and this podcast features the collaborators: Dr Rebecca Harding (Coriolis),...


Trade, Brexit & Exporting - An Interview with Lesley Batchelor OBE

Brexit continues to cause uncertainty and volatility for small businesses and UK exporters. This week on Trade Finance Talks, we spoke to the Institute of Export's Lesley Batchelor OBE on the future of Britain's trade


Alisa DiCaprio from R3 - Bridging the $1.5tn trade gap

In this edition of Trade Finance Talks, we’re going to be hearing from Alisa DiCaprio, Head of Trade and Supply Chain at R3 on Corda, blockchain and data exchange in trade


Battle of the Consortia - on Blockchain

In this edition of Trade Finance Talks, we speak with Roberto Mancone at, and Daniele Gnagnarella. Here, we discuss how they are changing the face of trade and receivables finance, and the Consortia 2019 event in May


CODIX and Tradetech - Looking Beyond 2019

We recently spoke with Laurent Tabouelle, COO of CODIX. Laurent's entire career has been in IT for the financial and now the SCF industry and, as CODIX's Group Managing Director, we wanted to hear about some of the advances in software and technology within the corporate finance and factoring sector.