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The Empowered SME:
Moving to the Heart of the Solution

SMEs form the backbone of the global economy: they represent 95% of all companies in the world; contribute to over 50% of the global GDP and …

September 6, 2021

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The Empowered SME: Moving to the Heart of the Solution

June 30, 2021

SMEs form the backbone of the global economy: they represent 95% of all companies in the world; contribute to over 50% of the global GDP and …


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International Chamber of Commerce
and Finastra team up to tackle
the trade finance gap

March 11, 2021

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Finastra have committed to a strategic initiative to tackle the growing trade finance gap. Both organizations are orchestrating …


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Sustainable Trade: why trade finance can help regulators avoid greenwash

January 25, 2021

By 2022 climate-related disclosure by large corporates will be mandatory in the UK; the EU will require sustainability disclosure from March 2021 1 and President …


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Getting America Back in the Game: A Multilateral Perspective

January 19, 2021

The sober reality is that the Trump administration forcefully and explicitly undermined multilateral economic cooperation over the past four years. The world is now facing …


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Re-igniting our economies – together

January 18, 2021

Add the COVID-19 pandemic to already low economic growth, stalled investment, inertia across the multilateral trading system, and geopolitical tensions and the economic result is …


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World Trade Webinar
2020 Report

November 18, 2020

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