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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.

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...

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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Financial risk management can mitigate financial trouble in businesses

How to Manage Financial Risk in your Business

Managing financial risk is a basic necessity in running any business. Risk management helps to optimise earnings and to...

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...

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...

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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...

Escrow solves PPE delivery issues during Covid-19

Chaos over delivery of #PPE orders to meet the demands of the Covid-19 pandemic have underlined the difficulty of quickly and effectively setting up international orders for just about any product, when international buyers and sellers have not previously traded together.

The US-China trade deal: how should Asian manufacturers respond to the growing threat to their profitability?

Business hates uncertainty and January’s phase one Trade Deal between China and the United States will no doubt bring a sense...

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...

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.

The Perils of Investing in a Fully-Valued Market

How less-correlated assets can re-balance your portfolio  As we begin the New Year of the Rat, one prediction is easy to make:...
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...

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The GameStop Stock Saga

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

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

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.

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