GTR Magazine - March/April 2014
Market conditions remained tough in 2013, but the year produced some very interesting deals. GTR has chosen the 15 best - congratulations to the winners.
The headline figures on the Irish economy are positive. But there’s a fear that everything – exports included – is moving at two speeds. Finbarr Bermingham reports.
A change in Indonesia’s mineral export laws is threatening financial growth in the short term, but those investors looking to wait it out are set to reap the benefits. Shannon Manders reports.
Luis Fernando Leal is the general manager of Ingenio Magdalena, one of Guatemala’s biggest sugar exporters with a turnover of US$500mn. GTR caught up with him to discuss trends in the industry, major challenges and developments in trade finance.
Much has been made of the winter that followed the Arab Spring, but Tunisia seems to have finally found the path to stability. Finbarr Bermingham reports.
Crowdfunding, which brings together alternative investors to raise finance for SMEs. is making its mark in both supply chain and invoice finance. There are now a number of platform providers in the UK and Europe that offer online marketplaces through which invoices can be sold to non-bank investors. Liz Salecka speaks to some of the leading players.
As rising wages and increased transport costs cut into China’s manufacturing cost advantage and cheap domestic energy makes the US ever more attractive, US manufacturers, from blue-chips to SMEs, are starting to bring their operations back home from the East. Eleanor Wragg reports.
Elizabeth Stephens, head of credit and political risk analysis and Adam Nash at JLT Specialty, analyse the risk of coup contagion in East Africa.
Russia’s economy has been performing sluggishly for a few years now. And while poor domestic consumption should shoulder its portion of blame, so too should its exports sector. Finbarr Bermingham reports.
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