GTR Magazine - March/April 2012
GTR is proud to reveal the winning transactions for Best Deals 2011. The deals reflect the growing diversity of the trade, supply chain and export finance markets.
Increasingly banks and corporates involved in international trade need to consider what potential pitfalls lurk around the next corner. More than ever, they need to work out how best to manage their supply chain as well as their counterparty and political risks. Rebecca Spong reports.
Rwanda is pulling out all the stops to establish itself as a lynchpin for regional trade. But will its efforts to entice international lenders be enough? Shannon Manders reports.
The heightened role of Dubai as a gateway for international trade was up for discussion at Exporta’s annual Middle East trade and export finance conference.
With China-Brazil bilateral trade growing by 35% year-on-year to US$84.2bn in 2011, HSBC believes the trade corridor between Brazil and China to be a lucrative source of trade finance business.
As European banks continue to struggle with rising funding costs and pull back on trade finance, banks in the CIS region will find new ways to diversify their funding strategies.
Trade finance services make up a vital part of the correspondent banking offering for financial institutions, but to maintain a stake in this market banks need to continue to adapt. Ben Poole reports.
A new proposal that may see US Exim lumped together with other US trade agencies to form a new one-stop shop has left both banks and exporters feeling distinctly ill at ease. Eleanor Wragg reports.
Trade flows always seem to splutter and stall in the wake of political uncertainty and turmoil. Sarah Rundell examines trade disruptions in the wake of the Arab spring.
Having long been a major importer of liquefied natural gas, the US is now poised to become a significant exporter of gas. Ingrid Norton reports.
New players are stepping in to finance oil and gas deals in the Middle East and Africa. Sarah Rundell reports.
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