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Mini Transat 2021 Challenge Sponsorship by Velotrade

What is the story link between Velotrade and The Mini Transat?  Mini Transat: One of the Toughest Sailing Races Let's start...

API’s And Data: Risks Facing Online Businesses

The landmark SolarWinds hack points to the everyday issue of data risk faced by organisations of all types. In this blog post we explain the pros and cons of using third-party APIs when rolling out new services to boost online business models. We also recommend some simple steps to avoid this serious threat.

High profile defaults in the world of Trade Finance

One of the most glamorous and successful alternative trade finance companies has filed for insolvency and is facing possible bankruptcy. It looked too good to be true: A lack of transparent risk assessment and intense risk concentration, coupled with obvious conflicts of interest, sealed the company’s fate.

The GameStop Stock Saga

The potential for further unpredictable interventions by retail investors has added another layer of risk to the investment landscape but it has also positively highlighted how open financial markets are becoming today.

2021 Investment Outlook

As base rates have moved closer to zero, the likelihood of widespread negative interest rates has increased. Already the Eurozone, Switzerland and Japan have entered negative territory. The US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England are showing signs of a similar move.

Automation: the Key to Future Business Efficiency

Some business functions are easier to automate than others. However, experienced management staff still retain an essential decision-making role today. In fact, any area of activity that depends on human interaction is inevitably more challenging to automate.

Improving financial forecasting in business

Financial forecasting is an essential component of business strategy. In fact, improving accuracy by just one per cent leads...

8 Tips on Fighting Late Payment

Poor cash flow can kill a business, even a profitable one. To prevent their demise, SMEs need to identify the ‘leaks’ that...

6 Different Financing Options to Consider for your Company

These days, Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) must contend with rising geopolitical tensions and increased competition from...

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Supply Chain

Covid-19 cases outside China have recently exceeded those on the mainland. The most prominent centres of rapid transmission in...
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How To Improve Cash Flow Management In Businesses

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What is the value of Trade Credit Insurance?

Trade volumes have grown exponentially in recent decades, and while globalisation has brought greater profitability to Asian...

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Can Trade Receivables achieve greater recognition to become a leading alternative asset class? – Part 1

Today’s low interest rate is obliging investors the world over to look for better returns and Trade Receivables have grabbed...

Automation: the Key to Future Business Efficiency

Some business functions are easier to automate than others. However, experienced management staff still retain an essential decision-making role today. In fact, any area of activity that depends on human interaction is inevitably more challenging to automate.

7 Cash Saving Strategies for Businesses

Any business operation follows a cyclical pattern for its ventures. Services and products will progress from their initial...

Can Trade Receivables achieve greater recognition to become a leading alternative asset class? – Part 2

Following last week’s introduction to Trade Receivables, here we take a closer look at their appeal to Private Equity, Hedge...

2021 Investment Outlook

As base rates have moved closer to zero, the likelihood of widespread negative interest rates has increased. Already the Eurozone, Switzerland and Japan have entered negative territory. The US Federal Reserve and the Bank of England are showing signs of a similar move.

How to prepare a financing application for your business

Worrying about adequate funding can easily lead to sleepless nights for any manager of a small or medium size enterprise...
Kickstarting the Global Economy

Kickstarting the Global Economy

In recent months, the flow of goods across international borders has slowed significantly and many SME manufacturers are facing severe difficulties in staying afloat. Governments have already introduced incentives in many countries to kickstart the economy. New funding can be used to activate international trade in a relatively straightforward manner. Market-based solutions already exist.

Diversify your Supply Chain in Vietnam

Diversify your Supply Chain in Vietnam

Calls to ‘diversify the supply chain’ grow louder in times of uncertainty and Vietnam offers excellent potential as an alternative to mainland China production. The country has already seen rapid development in manufacturing capacity over recent years. Now Vietnam is set to boost economic growth still further because of a new Free Trade deal with the European Union (EU).

The Value of Digitisation And The Future Of Business

The Value of Digitisation And The Future Of Business

The digitization process can help CEOs to evolve their company business model and make it adaptable to less favorable conditions. In this post we look at how the scene is set for many more corporates to adopt Digitization.

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Mini Transat 2021 Challenge Sponsorship by Velotrade

Mini Transat 2021 Challenge Sponsorship by Velotrade

What is the story link between Velotrade and The Mini Transat?  Mini Transat: One of the Toughest Sailing Races Let's start with the right gear and put things into perspective: the Mini Transat is second only to the Vendee...

API’s And Data: Risks Facing Online Businesses

API’s And Data: Risks Facing Online Businesses

The landmark SolarWinds hack points to the everyday issue of data risk faced by organisations of all types. In this blog post we explain the pros and cons of using third-party APIs when rolling out new services to boost online business models. We also recommend some simple steps to avoid this serious threat.

High profile defaults in the world of Trade Finance

High profile defaults in the world of Trade Finance

One of the most glamorous and successful alternative trade finance companies has filed for insolvency and is facing possible bankruptcy. It looked too good to be true: A lack of transparent risk assessment and intense risk concentration, coupled with obvious conflicts of interest, sealed the company’s fate.

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