A lasting partnership between Bahrain-headquartered AIG and BNP Paribas has kick-started a number of long-term digitisation and automation initiatives, resulting in improved finance and treasury processes.
With trade flows and commercial payments on the decline, Aoife Wallace and Daniela Eder, Barclays, examine how European treasurers can play their part in supporting the recovery – from financing their supply chain partners to digitising trade and cash management workflows.
On the cusp of momentous change, the trade finance ecosystem is experiencing a significant restructure with the introduction of new technologies and market participants. In an unpredictable economy, treasurers need to adapt their initiatives to conform to new global trade dynamics.
The ongoing global economic downturn has resulted in supply chain disruptions, payment delays and payment defaults. Adeline de Metz, UniCredit, considers the range of options that buyers have to achieve supply chain stability during a period of unprecedented imbalance.
The start of a new decade has ushered in a variety of market developments that have the potential to redefine the trade finance sector. We caught up with Jean-François Denis, BNP Paribas, to explore the changes on the horizon and how they might benefit corporate treasurers.
For corporates, the next phase of the Covid-19 challenge is beginning, the focus is shifting to how companies will come out of the crisis and ready themselves for opportunities that lie ahead. Shoaib Yaqub, Standard Chartered, considers the optimal way to manage both the challenges and opportunities presented by the post-lockdown world.