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We delve into key topics shaping trade including digitization, compliance, emerging markets and more.

Kenya trade

Recap – Emerging trends in trade compliance across Kenya

Trade-based money laundering is a serious problem across Africa. With Kenya acting as the gateway to East Africa, it is vulnerable to TBML … Read More

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Financial crime

Illuminating the shadowy underground of trade-based crime

Criminals are increasingly exploiting the trade and banking system to disguise the proceeds of their illicit activities … Read More

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Beneficial Ownership

US regulator cracking down on financial secrecy

The US is pressing on with beneficial ownership reporting in an attempt to crack open the shell companies and networks used to hide ill-gotten gains … Read More

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South Africa

Lifting the lid on financial secrecy across Africa

Complex corporate and blurry beneficial ownership structures are fueling financial crime risks in South Africa and beyond … Read More

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Global trade needs ESG risk reporting to hit its targets

Technology is the way forward for ESG risk reporting for companies, which is critical in increasing transparency across supply chains … Read More

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Carving out an equitable ecosystem in trade

The economic and social benefits of gender-inclusive trade are clear – yet financing and trade gender gaps remain pervasive and stubborn … Read More

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Interview: ‘Digital solutions and cloud are vital in transforming trade’​

Many organizations are still reluctant to digitize their paper-based processes, despite the plethora of technologies available to them … Read More

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As doc checkers in trade head into retirement, how can banks retain their niche expertise?

Banks are facing increasing risk with a generation of doc checkers heading into retirement and, as such, are rethinking the trade finance expert … Read More

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data sharing

‘Smart’ data sharing is the only way to stop trade-based financial crime 

The value of trade data is immense. But in its current disparate form, islands of data have left large gaps in our understanding of trade … Read More

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Policy must keep pace with TradeTech “urgently” or risk unequal growth

Smaller businesses typically do not measure their ESG impact, yet they account for a large chunk of global business emissions … Read More

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