Falcon Fine Art’s Tim Hunter speaks to Luxe Magazine on pricing fine art

Speaking to Swiss Luxury publication, Luxe Magazine, Falcon Fine Art’s Vice President Tim Hunter elaborates how preference for art has influenced the price of works over the years. Although one piece may sell for an extraordinary amount, it doesn’t mean that all of the artist’s works will become valuable, he explained. Each piece is valuated …

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In the Financial Times, John WH Denton, ICC Secretary General, encourages WTO reform and sustainable trade rules

Writing for the Financial Times, John WH Denton, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Secretary General, remarked that the current rules-based multilateral trading system has created unprecedented job creation and poverty alleviation. Following the US administration’s decision to impose steel and aluminium tariffs on its trading partners, Denton warned of the dangers of not keeping protectionist …

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Tradeteq’s Michael Boguslavsky discusses AI-powered credit scoring for SMEs in The Global Treasurer

Author of a newly-released whitepaper, ‘Machine Learning Credit Analytics for Trade Finance’ and head of AI at Tradeteq, Michael Boguslavsky has written an expert piece for The Global Treasurer where he discusses how machine learning techniques, combined with broader and deeper company data, can improve credit scoring for SMEs. Current scoring methods – often forms of the Altman …

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Pakistan’s corridor to growth: Commerzbank’s Alexander Mondorf writes for BRINK Asia

Thanks in no small part to Chinese investment, things may be looking up for Pakistan’s economy. The feature from Alexander Mondorf, Regional Head Indian Subcontinent & ASEAN and Country Relationship Manager, Financial Institutions at Commerzbank, outlines the importance of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Tradeteq releases new whitepaper “Machine Learning for Credit Analytics” – covered in specialist press

Tradeteq, the trade asset distribution platform, recently released a white paper demonstrating how machine learning, combined with broader data collection, can improve access to trade finance for SMEs. Authored by Michael Boguslavsky, Tradeteq’s head of AI, and titled Machine Learning Credit Analytics for Trade Finance, the paper proposes a radical new approach to credit scoring …

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BPL Global names Sam Evans as Director

BPL Global, the leading credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) broker, has recently announced the appointment of Sam Evans as its newest Director. Having joined BPL Global in 2004, Evans has extensive experience of helping European-based corporates, banks and commodity traders effectively use the CPRI product, with a strong focus and extensive experience of the …

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BPL Global’s James Esdaile on the growth of the CPRI market in Reactions

Speaking to Reactions magazine, James Esdaile, Managing Director, BPL Global, provides a candid overview of the past and future of the credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) market. According to Esdaile, the CPRI market has come a long way since he entered the business in 1997 – what was once a small market niche with …

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Digitalising trade process can mitigate potential $77.6bn Brexit fall-out, says ICC UK Secretary General on BBC World News

How will channel tunnel border checks change when Britain leaves the EU? Speaking on BBC World News, ICC United Kingdom Secretary General Chris Southworth explains what post-Brexit changes might mean for the $150 billion – or 17 percent – of goods that head into and out of the United Kingdom’s port of Dover every year. …

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S&P Global Ratings’ Mar Beltran explains Carillion’s accounting malpractices

Before its eventual collapse, Carillion mislabelled its financial liability to banks as “owed to creditors” rather than “borrowing”. According to the UK parliamentary committee investigating its demise, this allowed the company to avoid negatively affecting its debt-to-equity ratio and to prolong its survival. In a recent statement, Mar Beltran, senior director and lead for Infrastructure …

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Falcon Group’s Paul Mitchell explores the rise of non-bank lending in Australia in The Global Treasurer

Writing for The Global Treasurer, Paul Mitchell, Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand at specialist financier Falcon Group, explores the rise of non-bank lending in Australia in light of tightening regulations affecting banks globally. Despite entering its 25th recession-free year, Australian banks are not exempt the issues affecting the international banking market, and as a …

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