Articles tagged with:
trade finance

  • Law gavel and hour glass

    Trade finance: settling disputes peacefully

    Although rare, disputes in trade finance are sometimes unavoidable. But when a disagreement between your company and a counterparty arises over a certain transaction, litigation or arbitration may not be the most desirable recourse. Fortunately, with the ICC’s new, improved DOCDEX there is a third way.

  • Karl Trumper and Baihas Baghdadi, Barclays

    Bank interview: 
    Karl Trumper and Baihas Baghdadi, Barclays

    With traditional trade markets providing less opportunity, companies are looking to diversify their export strategies and enter new growth markets. While there are inevitably challenges that accompany this move, banks such as Barclays have the tools, expertise, and global presence to help the opportunity become a reality. Treasury Today speaks to Karl Trumper and Baihas Baghdadi to find out more.

  • Executive View: 
    Juan Pablo Cuevas, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    Juan Pablo Cuevas, Head of Global Transaction Services, Latin America and the Caribbean, at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, explains why many Latin American countries have outperformed developed economies in recent years, the importance of trade to the region, and the challenges that remain before Latin America can realise its full potential.

  • Close up of circuit board

    Trade finance: the future is electronic

    The uptake of e-trade finance solutions in the corporate sphere has been relatively slow to date. Yet a recent report by the Aite Group highlights that banks are seeing an increase in demand for electronic alternatives from their corporate clients.

  • Container ship carrying large amount of containers

    Getting international trade moving with e-presentation

    In a fast-paced global economy where companies and consumers work and shop 24/7, trade demands the rapid exchange of goods, money and services. But the sad truth is that – all too often – goods only move as quickly as the paper documentation that supports them. Treasury Today speaks to an expert in financial technology innovation to examine how e-presentation can bring trade up-to-speed.

  • Hippo peeping out of water

    Africa: the final frontier

    Although greater intra-African trade may not be a silver bullet for the challenges the continent faces, it does have enormous potential to boost growth and create more sustainable employment. In this article, we examine why trade flows between African nations are currently low, and ask what is being done to reverse the situation.

  • Yellow and black banded snail carrying a tiny snail on back

    Sharing the load

    Interest in distributor finance (DF) programmes appears to be growing among corporates. We examine what is driving this trend and what needs to happen for DF to gain further momentum.

  • Skydiver rolling out of a plane

    BPO: a solution looking for a problem?

    Some experts believe that the arrival of the bank payment obligation (BPO) marks the biggest change in international trade settlement in over 30 years. But what exactly is the BPO and what does it have to offer for corporate treasurers?

  • Birds eye view of Shanghai at night

    Corporates ‘flocking’ to Shanghai Free Trade Zone

    Few initiatives have caused such a stir of excitement in China’s financial services community as the recent unveiling of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ). The question now is will the reforms currently being piloted in Shanghai serve as a blueprint for future liberalisation in mainland China?

  • Row of red Chinese lanterns

    Lloyds Bank and Standard Chartered extend partnership on Asian trade

    In September, Lloyds Bank and Standard Chartered announced a deepening of their relationship, specifically around Asian trade. Treasury Today caught up with Jacqueline Keogh, Head of Global Trade in the Transaction Banking team at Lloyds, to find out more.