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Free Electronic Trade Documents Bill & digitalisation

Over the past two decades, digitalisation has sped up significantly. Whether it’s on Zoom, Slack, WhatsApp, email, text or the array of social media apps now available, we constantly speak to and work with each other digitally. Paper-based forms of communication have wilted in the face of new digital tools. Most of us probably can’t remember the last time we wrote a hand-written letter

GI Hub reveals Asia's resilience during high inflation

Asia’s infrastructure markets can leverage the increasingly mature sustainable instruments and the availability of multilaterals to stay resilient amid rapid inflation and rising interest rates

VinFast's e-mobility portfolio, Vietnam

Vietnamese automotive manufacturer VinFast recently made headlines after receiving a $135 million climate financing package to manufacture the country's first fully electric public transport bus fleet and national electric vehicle charging network. IJGlobal shares insights about the deal and the emerging subsector

Global supply chain challenges and energy shortages

Global supply chain and energy shortage issues are having a continued impact on limited recourse project financed mining projects. Norton Rose Fulbright has identified the current issues being faced by mining companies in the procurement and development of their projects, what steps mining companies can take to proactively deal with these challenges

NeuConnect Interconnector, UK / Germany

The first direct link between UK and Germany’s electricity grids – the NeuConnect interconnector – reached financial close in July 2022, in a deal supporting post-Brexit cooperation on energy policies

Free Namibian hydrogen… stunning ambitions

When it comes to ambitious projects, Namibia is leading the field with a fascinating project that will establish the southern African nation as a significant player in the fast-evolving hydrogen market.

Free Digitising TF operations – a corporate case study

Digital transformation, particularly in the realms of international trade and trade finance, has been widely talked about in recent years. But at the end of the day, it has mostly just been talk, writes Jacco de Jong, global head of sales, Bolero International

Free Trade finance – digitise or die

Almost every organisation in the physical and financial supply chain should by now appreciate the need to digitise trade processes, writes Jacco de Jong, global head of sales at Bolero International

Free Smarter data sharing to curb TF crime

TradeSun chief executive Nigel Hook investigates trade-based financial crime... a trillion-dollar business for malign actors

Corsan IPO plans ditched

The state government of Rio Grande do Sul has scrapped plans to privatise state sanitation provider Corsan via IPO, though it remains committed to the principle of selling off the company

Free Take the lead digitising global trade

Digitisation still has a long way to go in global trade, with many processes still reliant on paper documents such as bills of lading used under open account, documentary collections and letters of credit transactions

Free Podcast – Simon Morrish on Xlinks

Trade Finance Analytics sister title IJGlobal published its Infra Dig podcast focusing on one of the most exciting projects on the planet – Xlinks – a landmark renewable energy development in Morocco with a 3,800km HVDC sub-sea cable to the UK

UK trade banks compare poorly to Swiss rivals

89% of UK trade banks have missed out on sustainability-linked finance business, compared with 56% of Switzerland-based counterparts, Pole Star research reveals

Free Overcoming privacy barriers to tackle trade finance fraud

Financial institutions have continued to fall victim to trade finance fraud while an industry-wide solution has remained elusive. Ronen Cohen, VP of strategy at Duality Technologies, discusses how lenders are now navigating data privacy barriers to define new approaches

Araguaia Ferronickel Mine, Brazil

With the nickel market’s prospects transformed after 2 years of intense focus on the practicalities of the energy transition, Horizonte Minerals last month closed a $633 million project finance package for its Araguaia ferronickel mine – a Tier 1 project which could bolster Brazil’s status as a long-term source for the world’s nickel needs

Free Reimagining trade finance for the digital era

Trade finance is the backbone of the global economy, yet the ecosystem remains constrained by capital requirements, outdated processes and a lack of standardisation. Christoph Gugelmann, CEO at Tradeteq, discusses how greater collaboration is leading to new approaches

Free Blockchain – the key to bridging the trade finance gap?

Trade finance is notorious for its stubbornness to embrace digitisation, but technology has now matured to the point where it is ready to direct the industry onto a more sustainable and efficient path. Against a backdrop of continuing supply chain disruption, bottlenecks and delays, now is the time to harness digital solutions to implement widespread and strategic change

IJ Podcasts S01 Ep01 – The almost right word

IJ Podcasts' Episode 1 – The almost right word – of its inaugural season focuses on unpacking infrastructure as an asset class and the contours of infra finance. The venture capital industry, in particular, has tended not to have infra finance in its opportunity set. Our guests examine what infrastructure is and how the private sector has taken an increasingly expansive view of the asset class

EBRD, IFC support Egypt’s desal programme

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Finance Corporation this week said they are working with Egypt to support the preparation and procurement of 4 seawater desalination plants

ADB, SAEL ink to promote India biomass

Asian Development Bank and waste-to-energy company SAEL Industries have signed loan agreements of up to INR 754 crores to promote biomass generation using agricultural residue to help diversify India’s energy mix and reduce carbon intensity.