Roundtable: Supply Chain Finance

COLLABORATION GROWS   Moderated by Anita Hawser   Companies and their banks are working together to develop finance solutions encompassing the entire supply chain.   Anita Hawser: How are current market conditions impacting the development of Supply Chain Finance (SCF)? ...

Sector Report: Mining

GO WITH GOLD   By Michael Shari   Runaway gold prices are empowering mining companies to finance themselves—and forcing banks to innovate, providing opportunities for investors that are willing to take on more complex risk.   Kinross Gold has sworn off ...

Trade & Supply Chain Finance 2011

WEATHERING THE STORM   Following the 2008 financial crisis, trade finance was a term often uttered in the upper echelons of global political circles. Treasury secretaries bandied the term around at G20 meetings, stressing the importance of keeping the wheels ...

Awards: Best In Supply Chain Finance

ANNUAL SURVEY: SUPPORTING ROLE   By Anita Hawser   Banks and nonbanks are driving steady growth in both the volume and the sophistication of supply chain finance.   The global financial crisis provided a “light bulb” moment for many buyers ...

Going Under

COVER STORY: THE NEW OIL SHOCK   By Michael Shari   Triggered by street battles in OPEC member states and exacerbated by news of radiation leaking from Japanese nuclear reactors, the oil shock threatens to derail the world’s economic recovery. ...

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 ...

WORLD'S BEST TRADE FINANCE BANKS 2011

Global Finance names the World's Best Trade Finance Banks 2011 NEW YORK, December 17, 2010 – Global Finance magazine (GFmag.com) has named the "Best Trade Finance Banks" by region and country in an exclusive survey to be published in the ...

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 ...