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One year ago, FCI members gathered in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, at FCI’s Annual Conference. Reflecting back, the 2018 factoring volumes stood at 2.7tn euros. For 2019, the volumes...

"Culture eats strategy for breakfast- which recognises the fact that strategies become extinct very quickly when faced with a pandemic, so it’s really important that the culture of...

Trade is a force good, but with the current Covid-19 pandemic, the World Trade Organization facing its biggest challenges yet, and a turn towards protectionism in many economies, t...

The United States and the European Union are the two most integrated trading blocks in the world, having increased their economic interdependence with the linkages in global supply...

The supply chain finance technique of payables finance is regarded by the industry as a useful and beneficial tool for both buyers and suppliers. Yet recently, it’s come under sign...

The Coronavirus Pandemic has quite rightly been the key focus for governments around the world in recent months, but that doesn’t mean the UK’s exit from the European Union has tak...

Among the oldest areas of financial services, trade finance always held a central position within international trade, with 80 to 90% of transactions being financed by some form of...

Banks remain fairly optimistic about the future of trade finance, according to ICC’s recently published annual global survey on trade finance.   In the words of ICC’s Secretary Gen...

Trade in Asia is changing at an alarming pace. The US-China trade war continues to grind on, firms are now seriously thinking about their existing supply chain footprints, and unde...

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