Cash Flow Discipline for Surviving the COVID-19 Crisis

Cash Flow Discipline for Surviving the COVID-19 Crisis

Far worse in terms of economic impact than the US-China Trade War , the Covid-19 pandemic is a black swan event that is likely to surpass the 2007-8 financial crisis. Starting with factory closures in China, the level of global supply chain activity has fallen off...
The Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Supply Chain

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Supply Chain

Covid-19 cases outside China have recently exceeded those on the mainland, with the most prominent centres of rapid transmission in Iran, Italy, Spain and Germany, followed by rising alarm in the United States and new cases in many other countries. This rapid...
Incoterms and their impact on international trade finance

Incoterms and their impact on international trade finance

As a company involved in international trade, you can’t avoid Incoterms.   A universally recognised set of rules that guide buyers and sellers, Incoterms ensure a mutual understanding and avoid mistakes when formulating and fulfilling a contract for the shipment of...
What is the value of Trade Credit Insurance?

What is the value of Trade Credit Insurance?

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 manufacturers, it has also created much more intensive competition for new business orders and...
How to prepare a financing application for your business

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 (SME). Fluctuating order levels, variable overheads and the need to purchase materials in advance – all these factors make it hard to judge...