Category: Finance & Insurance

ICC has just released the latest results of its Trade Finance Register—the first performance database for trade finance assets, such as letters-of-credit. The new data set—which comprises data provided by 21 Banks on more than 15 million short-term trade finance … Continue reading

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Our autumn conference programme kicks off next month with events on trade finance and international arbitration. Having problems dealing with discrepant documents? On 18th September a “bite-sized” breakfast seminar will look at the issue of discrepant documents in letter-of-credit transactions. … Continue reading

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Three new reference titles have hit the shelves of the ICC bookshop in recent weeks—and are flying off them almost as quickly as we can get stocks from the printers. The new books showcase the very best of ICC’s expertise … Continue reading

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Over the last few weeks representatives from the EU Commission and the Office of the US Trade Representative have held meetings in Brussels to discuss the scope of a potential EU-US Trade deal. At the end of last year, leaders … Continue reading

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Earlier this week the US launched a case against India at the World Trade Organisation, asserting that India’s ban on poultry imports—imposed to prevent avian flu—violated global trade rules. The move has been interpreted as a sign that the US … Continue reading

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The Financial Times carried news this morning that the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, is to use his address to the CBI annual conference to toast the success of the Government’s commercial diplomacy strategy. If it is true that the new … Continue reading

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Analysis of last week’s G-20 Summit has—quite understandably—focused on attempts to rescue the eurozone. But those, ourselves included, who find themselves worried by what appears to be a growing trade crisis, will have found their eyes drawn to three short … Continue reading

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John Buchanan (Chairman) and Stephen Pattison (Director and CEO) feature in a new video launched by the World Trade Organization this week, entitled ‘What does the WTO mean for Business?’ The video premiered at this week’s WTO Public Forum—an event … Continue reading

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ICC has launched the latest in a series of high-level reports on the global trade finance market. The “ICC Trade and Finance Global Survey 2011” reviews developments in the supply of credit to support international trade over the past year, … Continue reading

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Trade finance practitioners will be interested to know that ICC continues to revise the widely-used International Standard Banking Practice for the Examination of Documents under Documentary Credits, or “ISBP”. Key parts the revised guidance for document checkers were reviewed by … Continue reading

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