US tax reforms and trade wars have led to a hefty fall in global foreign direct investment flows, posing fresh challenges for corporates as they look to make the most of investment funds.
Be the first to comment | November 2018
A number of initiatives are set to support the growth of intraregional trade over the coming years. Where are the opportunities, and how can treasurers support their organisations in reaping the rewards in this evolving landscape?
Assumptions that China’s corporates will be the main losers in any escalating trade war with the US may be confounded if the country presents a friendlier face to Japan.
Be the first to comment | September 2018
“If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can make the world safe for diversity.” – John F. Kennedy (10th June 1963)
While corporate insolvencies are leaving many suppliers with unpaid bills, the cost and availability of trade credit insurance cover has improved significantly in recent years.
The expectation that blockchain technology will transform international trade operations may have just hit a major stumbling block: GDPR.
Be the first to comment | July 2018
Cargill, HSBC and ING’s recent transaction is an important landmark in the emergence of blockchain in trade finance.
Be the first to comment | June 2018
Sixty percent of businesses see governments becoming more protective of their domestic business, says a new report. What does this mean for trade?
Be the first to comment | April 2018
Government plans for UK businesses to pay VAT upfront on post-Brexit EU imports will damage cash flow warns the country’s largest retail body.
Be the first to comment | February 2018
In some western markets, free trade is in question. What does this mean for Asia?
Be the first to comment | January 2018