The inclusion of an Argentine bank in ADB's Trade Finance Program is an important step toward realizing the potential for trade between Asia and Latin America.
2015 was already tough, and we're moving into the new year with few signs that trade will pick up – but our team is enthusiastic about tackling 2016 challenges.
Public open trading windows, smart contracts, or government-issued e-currency are just a few examples of how digitization is changing how people trade.
We need to better explain and implement free trade agreements, support other fast-growing emerging markets, keep closing trade financing gaps, and embrace new technologies to bring in more players.
GLEIF will be a critically important contribution to help realize many of the current developments in fintech, and to spur more growth in cross-border trade.
Peer-to-peer data sharing is being tested in Georgia, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Myanmar.
Blockchain fintech needs basic infrastructure to promote transparency and financial inclusion. Here are 3 ways this can be done.
While trade and finance are changing dramatically, trade finance is shifting more slowly. What does this mean for SMEs?
We need to protect the financial system from terrorism and money laundering. But the people of the Pacific should not pay the heaviest price.
Criminals must be prevented from using the financial system but misdirected efforts to stop crime can harm small businesses and the jobs they create