Trade Finance Global: Trade Finance Talks – Challenging Business – Trade in EDEs

Trade Finance Global (TFG) have released their latest edition of ’Trade Finance Talks’, themed: Challenging Business – Trade Finance in Developing Markets.

Free for ITFA members, this issue focuses on sustainable growth and financing challenges of SMEs and corporates in emerging and developing markets (EDEs), including a view on markets in Africa, Latin America and South East Asia, from a regulatory and compliance, specialist finance and technological perspective. 

In the countries slated to lead the world out of economic stagnation, SMEs make up more than 70% of the productive force. They face immense challenges in finding the financing they need to grow. Working capital lending rates remain above 20% pa, with asset collateral regulatory requirements of >100%. Despite operational default rates < 1%, few EDE banks take on short-term financing. Higher operating costs and a string of intermediaries keep EDE SMEs permanently in survival mode, leaving them vulnerable and unable to afford the sustainability standards they want, and we expect them to adhere to. In this edition, TFG publishes news from contributors about their efforts to address these issues.

Key features include:

Read the issue here.

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