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TFG Weekly Trade Briefing, 16th January 2023

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Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG:

  • UK Freeports: catalysts for regional economic development and recovery
  • African trade encouraged by improved 2023 country risk outlooks
  • DeFi in trade finance: Fulfilling the promise of globalisation
  • Shippers navigate a troubled market
  • Allianz Trade, Santander CIB, and Two announce new payments partnership
  • Gunvor renews $1.565bn borrowing facility for liquified natural gas
  • India and US establish trade group to support supply chains
  • EBRD invests a record high €13.1 billion in 2022

UK Freeports: catalysts for regional economic development and recovery

Large national infrastructure projects have rarely been delivered at the pace of the UK Freeport programme. Read more →

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African trade encouraged by improved 2023 country risk outlooks

PANGEA-RISK CEO Robert Besseling anticipates some positive risk trends in Africa in 2023. Read more →

DeFi in trade finance: Fulfilling the promise of globalisation

The shift to a more digital form of globalisation changes who is participating, how business is done across borders, and where the economic benefits are flowing. Read more →

Shippers navigate a troubled market

If you read the international shipping media during the final quarter of 2022, you would be forgiven for thinking that it’s “Game Over” for international trade. Read more →

Allianz Trade, Santander CIB, and Two announce new payments partnership

Allianz Trade, a trade credit insurance company, Two, a business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce payments platform, and Santander Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB), a trade finance bank, have partnered to provide a B2B Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) solution. Read more →

Gunvor renews $1.565bn borrowing facility for liquified natural gas

Gunvor Group, a leading independent trader of liquefied natural gas (LNG) worldwide, has renewed its syndicated borrowing base facility (the “facility”) to support the working capital needs of the company’s growing LNG activities globally. Read more →

India and US establish trade group to support supply chains

India and the United States have established a new working group to build sustainable supply chains and boost bilateral trade, the governments said in a joint statement on Thursday. Read more →

EBRD invests a record high €13.1 billion in 2022

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) delivered a record €13.1 billion in investments to its regions in 2022 at reported rates, in the face of the extremely challenging global economic environment. Read more →

Go to the Source – TFG Weekly Trade Briefing, 16th January 2023