The geopolitical shocks of 2016 saw businesses understandably concerned about how the new reality of resurgent economic nationalism might affect cross-border trade and capital flows. Yet as this article explains, there’s no need for overreaction.
Despite the country’s latest financial bailout, the outlook for Greek corporates over the next year is no better than mixed according to trade credit insurer Atradius.
The just-concluded talks on reviving the Trans-Pacific Partnership have repercussions for international trade, particularly in the absence of the US as a TPP member.
Asia Pacific economies are showing strong economic growth but a record number of companies have seen delayed payments.
Late payments were experienced by 64% of companies in 2016, a recent Coface report found.
Ever since the sub-prime mortgage bubble burst in 2008, people have been trying to spot the seeds of a future crisis. But there’s an altogether less likely bubble starting to emerge.
While offering a range of benefits, smart contracts also present users with major challenges and won’t fix inefficiencies in a company’s supply chain.
The western Canada utility has partnered with SAP Ariba in eliminating inefficiencies from its supply chain.
Global trade finance demand dramatically outpaces supply by an estimated USD$1.6trn a year.
Traditional banks and fintechs are in a “summer of love” period, the year of reciprocity, of mutual respect and joint ventures.