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Optimising working capital in a crisis

August 17, 2020

Liquidity is key during a crisis – and corporates are working harder than ever to squeeze more out of their operating capital. 

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Tackling money laundering in trade

December 2, 2019

Regulators are increasingly interested in trade-based money laundering and banks are feeling the pressure to stem the flow of illicit funds. 

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Funding Asian trade

August 23, 2019

Manufacturing patterns in Asia are seeing a long-term shift away from China towards its neighbouring countries. The Banker assesses the implications of this. 

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A new age of Latin American trade financing dawns

October 1, 2018

Geopolitics and technology are exerting a disruptive influence on trade finance. Latin America is not immune to the consequences – or the benefits. Lucien Chauvin reports.

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Faster, cheaper, smarter: blockchain in trade finance

July 2, 2018

As the hype around blockchain technology ebbs, real-world applications are coming to life, particularly in trade finance. Joy Macknight examines market initiatives, lessons learned and the role that blockchain could play in driving the digitalisation and growth of global trade. 

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Is technology enough to plug the SME financing gap?

October 2, 2017

Technology is revolutionising trade finance while facilitating lending to small businesses by tech giants such as PayPal, Amazon and Alibaba. But is this enough to fill the $1500bn global trade finance gap? Stefania Palma investigates.

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A new era for China-Latin America trade relations

April 3, 2017

China’s recently declared support for globalisation has given fresh hope to Latin America, which could benefit from its established trade links with the eastern giant in the form of greater investment in infrastructure, lower tariffs and higher value exports. Silvia Pavoni reports.

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The changing face of trade in a digital world

March 1, 2017

The way goods and services are traded internationally is changing, fuelled by the globalisation and digitalisation of supply and distribution chains. Are free-trade deals still fit for purpose in a hyperconnected world? Joy Macknight investigates. 

Will digitalisation render protectionist policies meaningless?

February 27, 2017

While governments edge towards protectionism, digital platforms already enable trade to cross borders, transforming global supply chains.

Plugging the funding gapin trade

Plugging the funding gap in trade

November 1, 2016

Asset managers are showing greater interest in providing much-needed financial support for global trade, as greater digitisation opens up the market to these new players. Joy Macknight reports. 

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