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Trade Finance TV provides a deep dive into liquidity risk, credit risk, economics, flow trends and regulation. We interview the world's leading experts in trade finance covering importers, exporters and financiers, from coffee in Kenya to copper cathode in China

Just In Time to Just In Case

A year on from Covid-19’s arrival, supply chains have moved from “just-in-time” to just-in-case”. But, as Falcon Group’s Americas CEO and Vice Chair John Ahearn observes, other factors are at play here, such as Brexit and trade wars. In addition the move away from just-in-time is not a sudden sea-change.…

A new era for UK trade?

The EU/UK Trade Cooperation Agreement (TCA) was signed in the nick of time just before Christmas 2020, but will it stand the test of time and is it fit for purpose? Further to the Deutsche Bank flow article on this topic, Post_Brexit TCA: Fit for purpose? published on 11 January…

West Africa’s trade and Covid-19

How is Sub-Saharan Africa weathering the Covid-19 pandemic? Better than expected, conclude our panellists on this episode of Trade Finance TV. This is region, as Dr Rebecca Harding puts it, “blown about by things happening outside its control”. Take Nigeria, where 10% of its GDP comes from oil exports that…

Trade finance digitalisation boost?

While global trade growth contracted during the Covid-19 pandemic, collective efforts to contain the virus have given the digitalisation journey a new urgency. “Digitalisation was seen as an efficiency opportunity or a market development opportunity. With Covid-19 the difficulties of moving paper around the world have become extreme. Digitalisation is…

Covid-19 and financing supply chains

With Covid-19 having wreaked havoc on global supply chains at breakneck speed, taking manpower that kept them moving out into lockdown and quarantines, what does this mean for the financing programmes that support them? Join Michael Dietz (Deutsche Bank), John Bugeja (Trade Advisory Network), Parvaiz Dalal (Citibank) and Enrico Camerinelli…

A golden safe haven

Gold continues to glitter for three very good reasons, says Nicholas Snowdon, Deutsche Bank’s Metals Analyst at Deutsche Bank Research – a low interest rate environment, a record period for bonds yielding below flat, and low inflation. “Geopolitical events support safe haven buying and this creates a strong environment for…