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Trade & FSC Management

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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Cash & Liquidity Management

Case Study: Managing Brazilian Sovereign Risk

by Kylene Casanova

Paul Boodee describes, in the July/Agust edition of The Exchange, how Banco Toyota do Brasil ("BTB"), Toyota Financial Services' affiliate in Brazil managed their sovereign risk.

Trade & FSC Management

Receivables financing - ZTE’s global strategy

by Kylene Casanova

ZTE is the fifth largest telecom supplier world-wide with about 50% of their sales outside of China, so export financing is a vital part of their business model. In an article by Dan Bland in The

Trade & FSC Management

AFP to provide counter-party risk data

by Kylene Casanova

AFP in partnership Thomson Reuters is to provide access to selected companies to evaluate their creditworthiness and to identify emerging trends in counterparty credit risk. AFP members can now

Trade & FSC Management

Letter of Credit usage in Bangladesh grew118% in 2012

by Kylene Casanova

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

SWIFT and ICC isssue Standards for Bank Payment Obligation

by Kylene Casanova

SWIFT and the Banking Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) have released new legal and technology standards for bank payment obligation (BPO), which aim to help banks

Trade & FSC Management

Major change in balance of global trade in 2012

by Kylene Casanova

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.