Latest articles from Trade Finance

Filling Asia's vacuum

May 28, 2010

As international banks have pulled back their trade and commodity finance operations in Asia during the downturn, so increasingly sophisticated local players, particularly in China, are piling in. Writer Charlie Corbett

Trade finance comes to the fore

October 28, 2009

The severe slowdown of international trade flows and trade financing during the global crisis have impacted heavily on the export-dependent Latin American economies, yet there are signs that the market is starting to pick up.

Kick-starting world trade: Turning the wheels of Trade

July 7, 2009

Trade finance has taken a battering in the past 12 months, and governments across the world are desperately seeking measures to inject life into the world's clogged-up trade arteries. Writer Charlie Corbett

Latin America’s uphill struggle

March 10, 2009

Short-term trade finance has come apart in Latin America but banks and governments are focusing on home markets to the detriment of a global solution. The effects are reverberating hard in emerging markets and a dependence on devalued commodities and over-aggressive hedging by exporters are exacerbating the situation. Writer John Rumsey.

Peter Sutherland

October 6, 2008

Current WTO negotiations are encouraging a negative trend towards bilateralism and regionalism.

Trade financing in Africa: new structures for the future

December 1, 2007

Bankers and governments have been moving back into trade financing in Africa and creating new financial structures to mitigate the risks.

What impact did the global pandemic have on banks?

Top 1000 World Banks ranking

Request a demonstration to The Banker Database

Join our community

The Banker on Twitter