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Trade Finance

Background

Trade financing is available for buyers and suppliers in all the phases and processes in the supply chain as the figure below shows: Financing the Supply Chain Source: Paul Robinson, HSBC There are…

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Trade & FSC Management

Letter of Credit usage in Bangladesh grew118% in 2012

According to SWIFT data tracking MT700 - code for LC - messages, which includes the value of transactions, increased 118% in 2012, compared with 2011. Furthermore, import messages increased by 42% over same period,

Trade & FSC Management

Major change in balance of global trade in 2012

Trade between emerging markets accounted for more than 50% of global trade volumes for the first time in 2012, AND China overtook the US as the world's biggest trading nation.

Cash & Liquidity Management

AfDB, Citi and IFC to support trade finance in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, Citi and International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, have agreed to provide a US$175m three-year revolving credit facility covering short ter