Will CIPS soothe renminbi payment headaches?

October 1, 2014

The Chinese government and the People’s Bank of China are yet to disclose the formal details concerning China’s International Payment Platform, but there is little doubt that the new system will fundamentally change the renminbi clearing market as well as the future of offshore renminbi hubs.

Low volatility numbs FX market

Currency investors eye storm clouds with relish

October 1, 2014

Low volatility in the foreign exchange market shows few signs of abating. That is good news for companies trading across borders, but a headache for banks and investors seeking to profit from currency movements.

China trades up

China raises its trade status

September 1, 2014

Spurred by strong domestic growth, China is repositioning itself on the global trade map, with its exporters moving up the value chain and its share of global exports and imports steadily rising.

China trade

China's journey from 'factory' to 'mega-trader'

September 1, 2014

China's trade relationship with the rest of the world is changing, as it sheds its 'factory' status and becomes a vital trade partner to every global region. James King assesses this journey.

China prime time for trade finance

China's prime time for trade finance

September 1, 2014

With heavy state involvement and the occasional scandal, China’s trade finance sector may not be perfect. But significant change is under way as government policies facilitate growth and diversification in the country’s industry and financial sector. 

Larry Howai

Finance minister looks to put Trinidad and Tobago on IFC map

July 1, 2014

Trinidad and Tobago finance minister Larry Howai tells Silvia Pavoni about his plans for the country's international finance centre, and explains why its improving legislative framework and educated workforce make the country stand out from its Caribbean peers.

Jwala Rambarran

Trinidad and Tobago CBG takes the inclusive approach

July 1, 2014

The governor of Trinidad and Tobago's central bank, Jwala Rambarran, has overseen a hectic period in which the country has considerably tightened its supervision procedures, sought to clarify the role of its international finance centre and developed its capital markets. He tells Silvia Pavoni how improving financial inclusion is his next priority. 

Trinidad and Tobago IFC

Trinidad and Tobago looks to clear the IFC hurdles

July 1, 2014

Trinidad and Tobago’s plans to develop an international finance centre hold great promise, but what hurdles does the country face to achieve its goal?

First Citizens HQ

Opportunities abound for Trinidad and Tobago's banks

July 1, 2014

Awash with liquidity and riding on the back of the country's impressive economic growth, the picture looks healthy for Trinidad and Tobago's banks, with opportunities in SME financing and online banking set to maintain this momentum.

Shipping out

Trinidad and Tobago's maritime solution

July 1, 2014

Trinidad and Tobago has much to do to improve its business climate in the non-energy sector, but the Caribbean country already has ambitious plans, which include developing its maritime economy.

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