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 ...

BEST SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE PROVIDERS - 2009

GLOBAL WINNERS Best Global Supply Chain Finance Provider - Bank HSBC Best Global Supply Chain Finance Provider - Non Bank Orbian Best Supplier Support and Enrolment Ariba Best Payables Supplier Financing Solution HSBC Best Pre-Shipment Financing Solution Standard Chartered Best ...

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 ...

BEST TRADE FINANCE PROVIDERS - 2009

REGIONAL WINNERS Americas Citi Europe BNP Paribas Central and Eastern Europe UniCredit Middle East Arab Bank Nordic SEB Asia Standard Chartered Africa Standard Chartered COUNTRY WINNERS Argentina Banco Santander Río Australia ANZ Austria Bank Austria Bahrain Ahli United Bank Belgium ...

BEST SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE PROVIDERS - 2008

GLOBAL WINNERS Best Global Supply Chain Finance Provider - Bank HSBC Best Global Supply Chain Finance Provider - Non Bank Orbian Best Supplier Support and Enrolment Ariba Best Payables Supplier Financing Solution Orbian Best Pre-Shipment Financing Solution HSBC Best Customer ...

BEST TRADE FINANCE PROVIDERS - 2008

CATEGORY SUB-CATEGORY WINNER REGIONAL WINNER Americas Citi Europe BNP Paribas CEE UniCredit Nordic Region SEB Middle East Arab Bank Asia Standard Chartered COUNTRY WINNER Argentina Banco Santander Rio Australia ANZ Austria UniCredit Bahrain Ahli Credit Bank Belgium Fortis Brazil Banco ...

Features : Tightening The Supply Chain

FOCUS SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE Just a short while ago, supply chain finance was seen as a novel luxury. For many corporations now it could be the key to survival—and future prosperity.     Quinn: Credit is proving hard to find ...

Newsmakers : US Targets Trade Finance

UNITED STATES/IRAN     Mancuso: Warns banks to be aware of their clients' activities. Mario Mancuso, head of the US Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), sent global bankers scurrying last month to check that they were doing no trade ...

Focus: Nafta : A Controversial Treaty

Multinationals And Nafta Much lambasted for its effects on the poor, Nafta has proved successful at opening the North American markets—and promoted corporate growth in the process.     As the US presidential primary campaigns neared their conclusion in March, ...

Focus: Nafta : Terms Of Trade

14 Years On With Nafta once again coming to the forefront of water-cooler discussions as a result of the political ping-pong between Democratic presidential hopefuls in the US, we look back at the development of the ground-breaking free trade agreement ...