GTR Magazine - January/February 2012
As supply chain finance programmes grow in size, scale and geographic coverage, banks are looking for ways to diversify risks and attract additional liquidity. Liz Salecka reports.
As the Nordic region braces itself for the full force of the European crisis, bankers and corporates debate whether the trade finance industry is prepared for what lies ahead.
Financing availability for the GCC region is delicately poised as eurozone events begin to exert a wider toll, writes Kevin Godier.
As liquidity from Europe dries up, Sub-Saharan Africa will look to its own financial institutions as well as those in China to support trade flows, writes Sarah Rundell.
The first shipments of iron ore have left Sierra Leone, heralding a new era of growth for the West African nation. Paige McClanahan reports from Freetown.
Now more than ever, export credit agencies are needed to support infrastructure development in Sub-Saharan Africa, argues Sarah Rundell.
Panama’s economy is reaching a defining moment in its development, offering new prospects for trade and infrastructure financing. Ingrid Norton reports.
Despite international concerns over wavering Chinese stability, trade finance bankers are prepared to take on the precarious situation, writes Shannon Manders.
Australia’s banks are gaining ground in Asia as European players lessen their activity in the region, writes Laura Benitez.
Brazil is primed to become a global agricultural superpower as trade flows to china and other Asian countries increase. Trade banks are eager to capitilise on this trend, writes Rebecca Spong.
Although trade finance pricing is beginning to creep up, the Brazilian banking sector is still well-placed to support the trade finance needs of the country’s exporters, writes Rebecca Spong.
Both state-backed and private Russian banks are increasing their capacity for trade financing, while other players retreat from the market. Rebecca Spong reports.
Is Africa equipped to deal with the turmoil that continues to encroach upon its financial sector? Members of GTR’s Africa editorial board gather to discuss.
GTR is happy to announce the results of its annual Leaders in Trade 2011 readers’ poll.
Over 6,000 votes have been casted during the last month for banks, financial institutions, insurers and brokers.
The awards aim to highlight achievements in specific geographical regions and particular product lines.
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