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Float or sink: BIMCO discusses eBL adoption, standards, interoperability
19:31Maritime transport is the backbone of international trade and the global economy, with over 80% of the volume of international trade and goods being carried by sea. The shipping industry has seen varying conditions over the course of the last two years, having been greatly impacted by COVID-19 and subsequent supply chain issues. This has been compounded by other events, such as the current Russia-Ukraine conflict. Given the complexity of the topic, Annie Kovacevic sat down with Grant Hunter, director of standards, innovation, and research at BIMCO, to learn more about hot topics in the industry. https://www.tradefinanceglobal.com/posts/podcast-s1-e103-float-sink-bimco-discusses-ebl-adoption-standards-interoperability/
Part 2: Enablers that empower and support women-owned or women-led MSMEs
23:21To learn more about how the WTO is championing women-led MSMEs, Trade Finance Global (TFG) moderated a panel discussion at the WTO Public Forum in September 2022 with leaders in the field. Participants in the WTO panel included Jennifer Buckley, founder and managing director of women-led independent impact investment firm, Sweef Capital; Jessica Espinoza, CEO of gender-focused global investment body, 2X Collaborative; and Susan Barton, team leader, trade strategy and outreach, UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).
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Part 1: Increasing access to financing and empowering women-owned or women-led MSMEs
35:32Women-led MSMEs are playing a critical role by creating income, generating opportunities, and supplying goods and services used daily in rural and urban areas. Anabel González, WTO deputy director-general, hosted a roundtable discussion at the WTO Public Forum in September 2022. Trade Finance Global (TFG) moderated the event which discussed technology’s role in bridging the financing gap that women-owned MSMEs face. https://www.tradefinanceglobal.com/posts/podcast-p1-s1-e102-increasing-access-to-financing-and-empowering-women-owned-or-women-led-msmes/
Trade4MSMEs on breaking down international barriers to trade
7:05At the WTO’s Public Forum in September 2022, helping MSMEs access trade and trade finance, especially during the current economic times, has been one of the top agenda items. To learn more about how the WTO is putting its weight behind the cause, Trade Finance Global (TFG) spoke with Uruguay's Ministry of Foreign Relations, Mauro Bruno. https://www.tradefinanceglobal.com/posts/podcast-s1-e101-trade4msmes-on-breaking-down-international-barriers-to-trade
The future of BaaS and innovation in the cross-border payments space
18:01To find out more about BaaS and innovations within the sector, Trade Finance Global (TFG) spoke with Valli Ardalan, global head of revenue and sales at Visa Direct, and Barry Rodrigues, EVP Payments Business Unit at Finastra. https://www.tradefinanceglobal.com/posts/podcast-s1-e99-the-future-of-baas-and-innovation-in-the-cross-border-payments-space
SWIFT thinking: how the global payments system can help digitalise trade finance
18:35Businesses and industries that were unprepared for a quick transition to a digital economy were hit hard during the early months and subsequent years. Trade finance was one of these industries. Trade Finance Global (TFG) spoke with Rishikesh Tinaikar, global head of corporates and Trade Go to Market at SWIFT, to further explore the pandemic recovery and how lockdowns are accelerating trade finance’s push toward digitalisation. https://www.tradefinanceglobal.com/posts/podcast-s1-e100-swift-thinking-how-the-global-payments-system-can-help-digitalise-trade-finance/
Hipotekarna Banka on trade finance, multilateral support, digital transition in Montenegro
5:19The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) Trade Facilitation Program forum in Istanbul heavily featured discourse around Southeastern European countries, namely promoting trade into the region. To learn more about the trade ecosystem in the Balkan peninsula, TFG joined Ana Golubovic, a management board member at Hipotekarna Banka in Montenegro, Europe. https://www.tradefinanceglobal.com/posts/podcast-s1-98-hipotekarna-banka-on-trade-finance-multilateral-support-digital-transition-in-montenegro/
Faces of trade: the people behind the policies
19:31Changing this mindset and highlighting the human lives behind international trade policy is what Clara Weinhardt, assistant professor in international relations at Maastricht University, hopes to do with the Faces of Trade Diplomacy project. Find out more: https://www.tradefinanceglobal.com/posts/podcast-s1-ep97-faces-of-trade-the-people-behind-the-policies
Correspondent banking in the Caribbean: the impact of ‘derisking’ on the real economy
19:32Following on from the BAFT Annual Annual Meeting in Washington, Trade Finance Global (TFG) sat down with Dalton Lee, chairman of the Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB), to discuss the status of the correspondent banking world, and what cutting such relationships means to Caribbean economies. Find out more: https://www.tradefinanceglobal.com/posts/podcast-s1-ep96-correspondent-banking-in-the-caribbean-the-impact-of-derisking-on-the-real-economy
The lifeblood of global trade: improving financial inclusion for SMEs
21:19TFG spoke to two leading policymakers at the G20 on how to improve financial inclusion for SMEs. Check out the article here: https://www.tradefinanceglobal.com/posts/podcast-s1-ep95-the-lifeblood-of-global-trade-improving-financial-inclusion-for-smes/