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Trade Finance TV: Asia’s journey to net zero

Podcast with Alex Whitworth (Wood Mackenzie) and Matthew Moodey (Deutsche Bank) discussing how Black Swan events, such as the Russia/Ukraine conflict have driven the energy security agenda all over the world.

2 months ago

Trade Finance TV: Trade finance and investors

The uptake of assets under management in private debt stands at around US$800bn with more than 4000 investors. Given the short-term nature of trade finance lending along with low default rates, investors in the know have become very interested this particular asset class. Non-bank originators are providing vital liquidity to borrowers who cannot raise lending…

6 months ago

Trade Finance TV: Securing critical commodities in a volatile world

“Russia typically supplies about 5% to 6% of global commodities, China has dominance, particularly, around the battery raw material supply chain and is increasingly taking ownership of the mining of these commodities,” opens Julian Kettle of commodities analysts Wood MacKenzie in this episode of Trade Finance TV. Without metals, there is no transformation – neither…

8 months ago

Trade Finance TV: What next for refineries?

Deutsche Bank, TXF and BloombergNEF in the studio Against the backdrop that annual investment in clean energy needs to double to US$5trn a year to reach net-zero, according to the International Energy Agency, what does this mean for today’s refineries while the world transitions away from fossil fuels? At US$300bn over the next decade, this…

10 months ago

Trade Finance TV: Powering a clean tomorrow

How can we transition to net zero yet maintain energy supplies needed to keep up the output of copper, steel and aluminium needed for turbines, solar panels and electric vehicles? Oil still dominates the mix, but with demand for energy continuing to rise around the world as poorer economies come out of poverty and populations…

1 year ago

Trade Finance TV: How is sustainable export finance stepping up?

Continuing the theme of sustainable finance from our previous episode of Trade Finance TV we welcome into the studio two experts on sustainable export credit agency finance, along with TXF Editor in Chief Jonathan Bell. Since the publication of the ICC’s Sustainability in Export Finance report in September 2021, we have had the COP26 summit, which placed a particular…

1 year ago

Sustainable Finance In Action

COP26 emphasised that funding plays a huge role in achieving the agreed climate goals. “Every company, every financial firm, every bank, insurer and investor will need to change” says the UK Government. This will mean going beyond the “do no harm’ sense check before investing, insuring, or lending, by taking a more proactive approach towards how…

1 year ago

Trade Finance TV: How tech delivers ESG solutions in Africa

At the COP26 summit in Glasgow held in November 2021, there was a consensus that it was time to finish with the talk and get on with “walking the walk” of sustainability transition. This is already underway to some extent in West Africa, where GPS data is being used to check that commodities producers are…

1 year ago

Trade Finance TV: Bye-bye cash? The future of money

With the Covid-19 pandemic accelerating the shift to digital payments, what does this mean for the future of money as we know it? Will cash disappear? Will we see the first trade consignment settled in Bitcoin?  Marion Laboure from Deutsche Bank Research joins us here in the studio to share some of her research findings…

1 year ago

Trade Finance TV: How should sustainable finance frameworks evolve?

At the COP26 in Glasgow held in November 2021, the importance of frameworks that everyone can agree for moving from talking the talk to walking the walk became very clear. The EU Taxonomy has covered much of that ground, but how do we make further progress? Dr Rebecca Harding, CEO of Coriolis Technologies explains how…

1 year ago