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Mini Transat 2021

All Set: 2021 Mini TransatFollowing our previous article, we are back again with an update on the Mini Transat...

Mini Transat 2021 Challenge Sponsorship by Velotrade

Mini Transat 2021 Sponsorship by VelotradeWhat is the story link between Velotrade and The Mini Transat? One of the...

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.

Incoterms and their impact on international trade finance

Trade finance and InCoTerms are highly related in so many aspects. When applying for trade finance services, the incoterm is...

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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:...

Lessons for the finance sector from Amazon’s unrelenting tech-driven customer focus

Almost 13 years after the first iPhone was unveiled by Steve Jobs, people everywhere are absorbed in a digital experience...

Crisis Management – Springboard for Future Growth

Planning – Team Work – Innovation: these are the keys to help you navigate the current crisis. Read this post and find out where to start preparing for future growth within 6 months.

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.

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.

Improving financial forecasting in business

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

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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.

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.

What is the Iceberg Illusion in Financial Markets?

What is the Iceberg Illusion in Financial Markets?

Following hot market trends can be a profitable pastime for investors, but the risks of Covid-19, rising geo-politics and economic fundamentals should never be over-looked. Facing multiple threats in today’s mis-matched market – make sure that you avoid the Iceberg Illusion and consider Alternative Assets to balance your portfolio.

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