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Future of Strategic Studies: New Speaker Announced

We are delighted to announce Professor Jamie Shea as an after dinner speaker for the Future of Strategic Studies event on the 18th September.  Professor Shea works at the Strategy and Security Institute at the University of Exeter. Prior to joining Exeter, he was an international public servant and a member of the International Staff of NATO for 38 years. His last post was as Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges. 

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Africa: Trade briefing

Harding: 2018 was a disappointing year for trade and economic growth generally, but for Africa in particular. At the outset of 2018 there was a great deal of optimism from the IMF, the World Trade Organisation, and even the International Chamber of Commerce, that trade was beginning to pull away and starting to fuel economic growth globally.  Read More…

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UK Interest rates stay at 0.75%

Since the financial crisis, monetary policy has been defunct as a tool for manipulating economies over the long term. The UK is no exception, and the Monetary Policy Committee are left with little choice but to leave rates on hold. At a time when there is so much uncertainty in the economy around investment it would be foolhardy to increase rates as it sends precisely the wrong message to business about where our economy could be heading. Since none of…

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IS ANYTHING MOVING THE DIAL IN TRADETECH?

TXF went to ITFA’s Fintech briefing in London in mid-June to investigate what practical progress is being made in the tradetech space and what individual companies present at the event are working on. Transparency and accurate data are key and artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) are all coming into play. Read More…

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MACHINE LEARNING IN TRADE FINANCE: WHO’S DOING WHAT?

The ITFA Fintech Event in June, kindly hosted by Deutsche Bank in London, uncovered different ways in which data management and machine learning technologies are being applied to trade finance origination and distribution. The event profiled the transformational work being undertaken by the likes of Taulia (corporate working capital), Traydstream (trade finance documentation), Coriolis (trade insights), Tradeteq(transaction-level credit scoring) and INTIX (data management). A video of the entire event can be watched here, but these are some of the highlights from…

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