Blog News Events Publications Directory Community Industry Voices Media

Analysis: The ICC Trade Register’s fight for better data

For well over a decade, the annual publication of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Trade Register has continued to confirm the low-risk profile of trade finance as compared... continue reading

Gunvor boosts European revolving credit facility

Energy trader Gunvor has enlarged the sustainability-linked revolving credit facility (RCF) for its European units to US$1.64bn amid elevated global energy prices. The company says the facility, signed by... continue reading

As deadline looms, some traders remain wary of Russia oil price cap

The workings of the price cap on Russian oil by the G7, European Union and Australia remain uncertain less than two weeks from its start date, with some jurisdictions... continue reading

Trafigura closes US$600mn mining deal with TDB

Trafigura has closed a US$600mn copper and cobalt development financing facility led by the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) as the global commodity trader looks... continue reading

Lula pledges to stop deforestation, seeks financing from developed nations

Brazil’s President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva promised at the Cop27 climate summit to reverse the harm done to the Amazon rainforest by his predecessor Jair Bolsonaro, claiming that... continue reading

Complexity in cocoa trading systems

Cocoa is a deceptively complex commodity which means that CTRM systems for cocoa trading must include commodity-specific functionality that supports: Certifications by counterparty and lot Traceability when blending and... continue reading

Is Louisiana CO2 Storage Risky?

Reservoir investigations key to project success and future viability Calgary, Alberta (November 22, 2022) — Enverus Intelligence Research (EIR), a subsidiary of Enverus, the most trusted energy-dedicated SaaS platform,... continue reading

HSBC creates new US structured trade role

HSBC has promoted Ajit Menon to a brand-new role as managing director and head of structured trade solutions for the US, based in New York. Menon, who commenced in... continue reading

Adaptive shortlisted in the TradingTech Insight Awards – Europe 2023

We are pleased to announce that Adaptive has been shortlisted in the “Best Specialist Trading Technology Consultancies” category in the prestigious TradingTech Insight Awards – Europe 2023. The awards... continue reading

VIDEO | Visa: the highs and lows of B2B payments

To learn more about the cross-border B2B payments landscape, Trade Finance Global (TFG) interviewed Ben Ellis, global head of Visa B2B Connect. Cross-border B2B payments landscape It is important... continue reading

TFG Weekly Trade Briefing, 21st November 2022

Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG: PODCAST | Float or sink: BIMCO discusses eBL adoption, standards, interoperability VIDEO | UK trade and export finance: why now? VIDEO |... continue reading

Improving cocoa traceability with commodity management

At Gen10, we have recently been exploring some of the main factors in commodities traceability, including how it can protect organisations from risk, and the reasons why it is... continue reading

Updates to REMIT reporting documentation

ACER has today announced significant updates to the documentation around REMIT reporting including: A new version of the Transaction Reporting User Manual (TRUM version 5.1) – here Updated versions... continue reading

Permit to First Production: Optimize the Many Stages of Pre-Production

Unlike the energy industry’s pre-pandemic growth, today’s market is focused on lean operations, asset optimization and sourcing reserves as efficiently as possible. The current oil and gas development landscape... continue reading

Autumn statement: what’s in store for the UK economy and what could this mean for trade?

Economic volatility has sent tidal waves of strife around the world.   Worryingly, the current period of financial challenges, exacerbated by COVID-19 and the Ukraine-Russia conflict––consequently triggering energy and food... continue reading

UKEF rolls out bills and notes guarantee for overseas buyers

UK Export Finance (UKEF) has launched a new product to guarantee payments made by overseas buyers of UK goods. The bills and notes guarantee, announced today by minister for... continue reading

Crypto Mining’s Growing Role in Power Markets

Crypto mining is gaining dominance in the U.S., where more than a third of miners worldwide are centralized. For Bitcoin, network power demand is in the range of 10-15... continue reading

Ukraine grain deal ‘set to renew’ after talks on Russian export restrictions

Officials in Russia and Turkey have revealed the safe export of Ukrainian grain from Black Sea ports is likely to continue, in exchange for lifting restrictions on Russian ammonia... continue reading

Too big to fail: shockwaves from the FTX collapse may impact trade digitalisation efforts

The notoriously volatile cryptocurrency market suffered another serious blow earlier this month as FTX, once one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, met its rapid end. On... continue reading

UK details Russia oil exports ban as price cap looms

The UK government has outlined how it expects commodities houses, trade finance banks and insurers to comply with an imminent G7 price cap on Russian oil aimed at hitting... continue reading

WTO urges a reversal of G20 trade-restrictive measures as inflation soars

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has called on world leaders to keep markets “open and predictable” to avoid a worsening of the global economic outlook, as new data shows... continue reading