Best Trade Finance Banks 2011

TRADE FORECAST: CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF PROTECTIONISM   By Gordon Platt   Bankers are optimistic that financing will be available to support projected growth in world trade, but regulatory change and currency wars have them on edge.   Trade ...

Global: G20's Mantra Covers Big Differences

MILESTONES: GLOBAL   By Gordon Platt   Comic relief: G20 leaders laugh despite deficit deadlock At last month's Seoul summit of the G20—or the G19+1, as one senior Asian central bank official recently dubbed it—the US was isolated from the ...

Global: Basel III Debate Over Trade Finance

NEWSMAKERS: GLOBAL   By Anita Hawser   Nivison: Trade is different When the new Basel III capital adequacy proposals were announced back in the summer, some members of the banking community breathed a sigh of relief as the timeline for ...

Supply Chain Finance

GATHERING MOMENTUM   Moderated by Joseph Giarraputo   At a roundtable in London, Global Finance brought together leading figures in the supply chain finance field to discuss key developments in the industry.       Tom Dunn Orbian Thomas Dunn ...

Trading Up

ANALYSIS — ASIA'S EXPORTERS   By Thomas Clouse   Asia’s exporters are all benefiting as China’s manufacturers begin to move up the value chain.   The Asian economic miracle is hardly a new story, but every once in a while, ...

Slow Take-Off

READERS' CHOICE AWARDS   By Paula L. Green   Best Hotels & Airlines   Business travel is slowly recovering from a recession-induced slump.   The corporate clampdown on travel budgets that began during the global recession is gradually easing, and ...

Treasury & Cash Management Awards

Awards Ceremony   New York City   In late April, over 50 people came to the New York Harvard Club to celebrate the winners of Global Finance's seventh annual Best Treasury & Cash Management Awards. Cash management banks maintain that ...

Best Supply Chain Finance Providers 2010

ANNUAL SURVEY —BEST SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE PROVIDERS 2010   Joining The Chain Gang   By Anita Hawser   The leading players in the supply chain finance business demonstrate the benefits of innovation and commitment to a growing market.   A ...

Features: Focus - Trade Finance

REBUILDING TRUST IN TRADE     Trade finance is stabilizing, but caution is the watchword in an industry still reeling from the effects of the financial crisis.   By Anita Hawser     Throughout the financial crisis, trade finance, that ...

Crisis Prompts Creative Solutions

Crisis Prompts Creative Solutions   Businesses are demanding more integration, efficiency and liquidity from their trade finance providers. The trade finance space will never be the same.   By Denise Bedell   The recent global financial crisis brought many changes ...

Features: Intellectual Values

INTELLECTUAL VALUES   Companies on the hunt for liquidity are unearthing hidden treasures in their intellectual property portfolios.   By Antonio Guerrero   As companies strive to make the best use of their assets, to focus on their core operations ...

Cover Story: Greening The Supply Chain

Sustainable Procurement   Rising transportation costs and impending rules on carbon emissions are prompting companies to reassess their sourcing strategies. Many are realizing substantial savings in the process.   By Anita Hawser   When London was awarded the 2012 Olympic ...

Regulars : Milestones : Global

Before the credit crunch took a massive bite out of global economic activity, oil prices were heading skyward, and fears that supplies might actually run out were rampant.   By Anita Hawser   Although the subsequent economic malaise sent energy ...