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GTR Magazine - July/August 2014

Dirty money

Criminals and tax evaders are using trade as a veil for their illicit activities. Finbarr Bermingham reports on the damage that’s being done, and how banks and companies need to clean up their acts.

New markets for forfaitors

Exporters in emerging markets are increasingly adopting forfaiting to boost their working capital so that they can export more – and reduce counterparty risks. Liz Salecka reports.

What corporates want

A pioneering study by GTR and the Supply Chain Finance Community has found that corporates are increasingly looking to supply chain finance as a strategy to create opportunities, rather than as a mere exercise in cost reduction. Shannon Manders reports.

GTR Asia Leaders in Trade 2014

GTR is pleased to announce the results of its GTR Asia Leaders in Trade 2014 awards.

The lure of Singapore

Trading companies continue to flock to Singapore – a crucial trade hub in the Asia Pacific region, writes Richard Hartung.

Rising in the east

When GTR gathered together a group of East African trade financers, companies and insurers, talks centred on financing opportunities for local banks, changing trade flows and the region’s energy needs.

Egypt: Hope springs eternal

Elizabeth Stephens, head of credit and political risk analysis at JLT Specialty, discusses the political and economic factors affecting Egypt following the country’s presidential elections in May.

Has the world fallen out of love with export credit? Or I how learned to [not] love ECAs

Finbarr Bermingham visits the US Exim conference in Washington DC to find an election campaign in full swing.

LatAm’s other Asian partner

India is preparing itself to overtake China as Latin America’s premier Asian trade and investment partner, writes Eleanor Wragg.

Brexit this way

Popular support for Euro-scepticism is rising in the UK, but the trade and export community is at odds with voters over ‘Brexit’, writes Freddie Heritage.

Alternative finance: changing of the guard

The old guard of lenders, pre-occupied with repairing balance sheets, is not serving UK SMEs as they should. According to innovation charity Nesta, demand for alternative sources of finance grew by 91% between 2012 and 2013 in the UK. The British government has started to take note, reports Jason McGee-Abe.

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