The enormous logistical challenge of vaccine distribution will be aided by trade and supply chain finance guarantees.
The health crisis should drive us to aggressively digitize global trade and supply chains so we can make the economic recovery stronger and the economy more robust.
To level the playing field in Asia and the Pacific, women-owned companies need financial backing to support their importing and exporting needs.
Digital or financial technology – including mobile internet access, blockchain, artificial intelligence, and big data – can make international trade more efficient and support financing options.
There’s one big element missing before we can create a truly transparent, seamless and open international trading framework.
Criminals must be prevented from using the financial system but misdirected efforts to stop crime can harm small businesses and the jobs they create
A unique, electronic, standardized ID platform will help Asian SMEs expand operations, join supply chains, and access credit.
We need to protect the financial system from terrorism and money laundering. But the people of the Pacific should not pay the heaviest price.
While trade and finance are changing dramatically, trade finance is shifting more slowly. What does this mean for SMEs?
While not a panacea, more access to trade finance can be part of the solution to foreign currency shortages in Papua New Guinea.