TXF FIT Zone Podcast: Financing International Trade
ADB on lobbying for change in trade finance

ADB on lobbying for change in trade finance

April 23, 2019

TXF spoke with Steven Beck, head of trade and supply chain finance at the Asian Development Bank (ADB), to find out more about the development bank’s year-on-year growth in supported trade, as well as its latest initiative to create a standardised approach to the reporting of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) by banks to regulators.

Risky Business: Africa terrorism, regime risks and corruption but still relative stability

Risky Business: Africa terrorism, regime risks and corruption but still relative stability

December 17, 2018

TXF and Coriolis Technologies’ country risk index investigates the trends in trade weaponization in Africa. Rebecca Harding, CEO of Coriolis Technologies points to increased terrorism, political risks and the double-edged sword of China’s BRI. This is the last in the series of seven insights.

Risky Business: MENA and GCC foreign policy risks rise in unusual places, but beacons of hope exist

Risky Business: MENA and GCC foreign policy risks rise in unusual places, but beacons of hope exist

December 12, 2018

TXF and Coriolis Technologies’ country risk index investigates the trends in trade weaponization in MENA and GCC. MENA and GCC foreign policy risks rise outside the usual spots. Rebecca Harding, CEO of Coriolis Technologies also looks at Lebanon, Libya and Morocco where functioning banking systems are helping support nascent trade hubs. This is the sixth in the series of seven insights.

Risky Business: Brexit ups the rhetoric of trade weaponization in Europe

Risky Business: Brexit ups the rhetoric of trade weaponization in Europe

December 5, 2018

TXF and Coriolis Technologies’ country risk index digs deep into the strategic trends in militarisation of trade. In this section Rebecca Harding, CEO of Coriolis Technologies sees weaponization of trade in Brexit rhetoric, European populism and Turkish troubles. This is the fifth in the series of seven insights. 

Risky business: Arms imports up in surprising places in Asia

Risky business: Arms imports up in surprising places in Asia

December 4, 2018

TXF and Coriolis Technologies’ country risk index digs into strategic trends in trade weaponization in Asia. Here, Rebecca Harding, CEO of Coriolis Technologies sees Asia in transition, China’s weapons trade increasing and upticks in arms imports in Australia, Japan and Indonesia. This is the fourth in the series of seven insights.

Risky business: US exports populism, Canada and Mexico weaponize

Risky business: US exports populism, Canada and Mexico weaponize

November 30, 2018

The US’s most successful export at the moment seems to be populism, says Rebecca Harding, CEO of Coriolis Technologies. TXF and Coreolis Technologies’ country risk index investigates the trends in trade weaponization in the Americas. Here, Canada and Mexico export arms, Central America imports populism. This is the third in the series of seven insights.  

Risky Business: Marriages of convenience and hybrid trade wars in Russia and Eurasia

Risky Business: Marriages of convenience and hybrid trade wars in Russia and Eurasia

November 29, 2018

TXF and Coreolis Technologies’ country risk index investigates the trends in trade weaponization in Russia and Eurasia. Here, Russia’s ‘hybrid war’ trade strategy and it’s marriage of convenience with China’s trade tactics are investigated by Rebecca Harding, CEO of Coreolis Technologies. This is the second in the series of seven insights.

Risky business: Where are we now in world trade weaponization?

Risky business: Where are we now in world trade weaponization?

November 28, 2018

TXF and Coreolis Technologies’ country risk index digs deep into the strategic trends in militarisation of trade and in this overview, Rebecca Harding, CEO of Coreolis Technologies sees weaponization of trade in unexpected areas. This is the first in the series of six insights.

Euler Hermes: Embracing the digital revolution

Euler Hermes: Embracing the digital revolution

November 20, 2018

Mark Schulz, director of risk, claims & collections and executive board member at Euler Hermes, explains how the German ECA has embraced the digital revolution, expanded its presence in emerging markets and increased its product offerings. And there’s much more still in the pipeline.

Shop talk: SMEs drive intra-African trade growth

Shop talk: SMEs drive intra-African trade growth

November 6, 2018

SMEs are the engine behind Africa’s trade growth, but funding is scarce. Kofi Adomakoh, head of bank guarantees and special finance at Afreximbank, outlines the bank’s mantra, Impact 2021: Africa Transformed, and explains how improving access to trade finance for SMEs is key to promoting intra-African trade.