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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

Free Leveraging risk mitigation for Africa’s development

Stuart Hulks, global head of insurance and export credit agency, and David Sawyerr, insurance and export credit agency finance transactor, of RMB take a look at leveraging risk mitigation across Africa

Free Gas to drive energy transition

Gas Exporting Countries Forum secretary general His Excellency Yury Sentyurin puts pen to paper to discuss the upcoming COP26

Free Climate-change resilience and adaptation

In 2015, Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, spoke to a room full of some of the world’s savviest bankers and issued a chilling warning. He said that if climate change continued unchecked, it would threaten the world’s financial stability resulting in what he termed the “tragedy of the horizon.”

Free Going green with donors

The latest in a series of features by EBRD in what is starting to look a little bit like a propaganda campaign… but by an institution that is affecting change around the world and doing what organisation of this nature should be doing – making a difference

KfW backs Bangladesh solar

Germany’s KfW Development Bank has approved an €80 million ($81.4 million) loan to Infrastructure Development Co (IDCOL) for Bangladesh’s renewable energy programme

Takahashi takes Japan lead role for MIGA

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) – part of the World Bank Group – has appointed Susumu Takahashi to represent it as its new head for Japan