This is why you need to know about trade finance

Protectionists and trade-sceptics don’t panic: this is not another trade deal. Nobody would disagree that “trade finance” sounds more like a deadly combo than a recipe for miracles, but it is actually the lifeblood of most cross-border business transactions. As part of these, exporters require due payment for the goods and services they’re selling and […]

The Mobile-Finance Revolution

The roughly 2.5 billion people in the world who live on less than $2 a day are not destined to remain in a state of chronic poverty. Every few years, somewhere between ten and 30 percent of the world’s poorest households manage to escape poverty, typically by finding steady employment or through entrepreneurial activities such […]