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Trade Finance

Background

Trade finance helps to make international supply chains work smoothly and efficiently. Finance costs in the supply chain can be material. As a general principle, supply chains are most efficient when…

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Risk Management

Industry roundup: 21 April

by Graham Buck

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Fitch outlines China challenges; Euro firms gain from commodity hedges; SG seeks start-ups to accelerate; Citi recycles for corporate cards

Environment, Social, Governance

Industry roundup: 5 April

by Graham Buck

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US Treasury tightens Russia squeeze; EU raises €6bn from second green bond; China’s RMB cross-border payments rise; UK plans crypto NFT

Dealing & Trading

Industry roundup: 22 February

by Graham Buck

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Three banks join Carbonplace platform; Australia’s Bankwest to exit business banking; FSB alarm over crypto assets; Setback for East Caribbean's DCash

Regulation & Tax

Industry roundup: 17 February

by Graham Buck

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ESMA aims to bolster MMFs; PBoC claims digital yuan success; Survey finds spreadsheets still prevalent; LPA, Globalance partner on ESG reporting

Environment, Social, Governance

Industry roundup: 8 February

by Graham Buck

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Asia’s PPAs hamper transition from coal; Customers rank NZ business banks; Monneo partners with Kantox; LendingKart partners with Amazon India

Trade & FSC Management

Industry roundup: 27 January

by Graham Buck

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US addresses chip shortage; Trio unite on trade finance; LiquidX’s first securitisation facility; Semiconductor ETF from HSBC AM; BNPL market grows

Environment, Social, Governance

Industry roundup: 20 January

by Graham Buck

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US$700m green bond funds Abi Dhabi solar; UK hosts Africa Investment Conference; BoA pontificates on “Britcoin”; Deutsche Bank warns on tech stocks

Financial Supply Chain Platforms

Surprising lessons from the ESG frontline

by Tim Nicolle , Founder & CEO, PrimaDollar

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PrimaDollar Worker App moves into pilot across Asia. Feedback from the industry is interesting and important

Bank Relations & KYC

Industry roundup: 30 November

by Graham Buck

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Report predicts open banking market to grow 28% to US$15bn in 2021; New trade finance vision outlined by the ICC; Wise partners with Fruugo

FX Management & Crypto

Industry roundup: 18 November

by Graham Buck

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Reserve Bank of Australia hedges bets on digital currency; Absa Bank partners with the IFC on trade finance ; SA payments fintech Ozow raises US$48m

Regulation & Tax

Industry roundup: 1 November

by Jack Large

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AMEX business account; CDCS coverage and concerns grow; New tax rules; Commerzbank joins Tradeteq

Bank Relations & KYC

Industry roundup: 7 October

by Graham Buck

Piles of dollars

News in brief featuring NatWest's AML lapse and BNY Mellon joins Marco Polo network