GTR Magazine - May/June 2012
With trade finance volumes falling and the capacity of traditional banking players reducing, it is time to think differently about how to finance this market. Rebecca Spong reports.
SNR Denton has once again been voted the best law firm in trade finance in GTR’s annual readers’ poll.
West Africa’s oil windfalls have piqued the interest of international investors; none more so than Asian banks and firms, who appear to be cutting the best deals. Shannon Manders reports.
Political instability and the syrian conflict have led to downward revisions on growth projections for the banking sector and wider economy in Lebanon. But the Lebanese banks have far from met their match. Rebecca Spong reports.
Turkey has set ambitious targets to grow its exports by 2023. But is the country’s banking sector ready for such substantial growth, asks Laura Benitez?
The decision by the Brazilian government to extend its financial transactions tax to foreign loans of up to five years will dramatically change the way trade finance is conducted in the region. Rebecca Spong reports.
Lawyers ready themselves to help advise clients on the impact of the swathe of new regulatory changes. Kevin Godier reports.
A global demand for food soars, newcomers to soft commodity financing scramble to gain market share. Eleanor Wragg reports.
The Bank Payments Obligation (BPO), Swift’s electronically-transmitted rules-based instrument, looks set to become a mass market reality next year. Liz Salecka examines how it is being developed.
Despite the prospect of huge infrastructure investment in Qatar, there are doubts this will translate into increased business for the trade, project and export finance markets. Sarah Rundell reports.
Asian corporates are taking greater advantage of tools to optimise their working capital cycles, writes Liz Salecka.
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