Tag Archive: Political risk

BPL Global’s James Esdaile calls for collective action in TFR

In a commentary article for Trade and Forfaiting Review, James Esdaile, managing director, BPL Global, explains that heightened political instability and banks’ need to achieve capital relief has caused the specialist Credit and Political Risk insurance (CPRI) to grow exponentially in recent decades. However a lack of cooperation between insurers, as well as the traditional …

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Anthony Palmer speaks to TXF magazine about the development of the CPRI market and the future of BPL Global

Anthony Palmer, Deputy Chairman of BPL Global, joined the credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) market in 1975 a time when, in most countries, it often comprised of just one export credit agency (ECA) and one domestic insurer. The Lloyd’s market offered limited pure political risk cover, while export cover against pre-shipment risks was in …

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BPL Global hires Cindy Gunawan to boost Singapore team

BPL Global has appointed Cindy Gunawan as part of its ongoing expansion in the Asia-Pacific region. Formerly a broker specialising in trade finance distribution at Standard Chartered, Gunawan joins at a time of impressive growth for the credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) broker. Indeed, in response to growing demand for CPRI, BPL Global has …

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BPL Global celebrates Paris subsidiary’s milestone and the unwavering political risk market with TFR

To mark the 15th anniversary of their Paris subsidiary, BPL Global celebrated at the British Ambassador’s grandiose residence in the French capital. Joined by Trade and Forfaiting Review along with leading figures in the trade finance, and credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) industries, BPL Global’s leaders highlighted the key pressures for the market today: the …

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Where next for Croatia’s trade? Commerzbank looks at the country’s business environment in European Business magazine

The past year has seen a host of new political and economic developments for Croatia. A business-friendly government, a supportive banking sector, and a return to economic growth have all boosted the outlook for import and export trade. According to Nicolas Adamovich, President of the German-Croatian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and Senior Representative at …

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A hung parliament means questions linger over Spain’s infrastructure, according to S&P in InfraNews

S&P’s recent research on how Spain’s turbulent political landscape is impacting the region’s infrastructure development is explored in an opinion article for specialist infrastructure publication InfraNews. Despite some promising developments for the sector in 2015 due to overall economic growth in Spain, a history of poor project management, combined with the recent general election result …

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ICC release 2015 Trade Register, revealing low risk in trade finance

This year’s International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission’s Trade Register illustrates the favourable risk profile of trade finance. The ICC Trade Register – now in its fifth year – includes 13 million transactions from 2007-2014, and encompasses a total exposure of over US $7.6 trillion. The significant increase in data size for this year’s …

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Commerzbank’s Alexander Rost explores the role of banks in Bangladesh’s development for Trade and Forfaiting Review

Bangladesh’s economic story is remarkable. The country’s poverty rate has halved since 2000, and its development target of becoming a “middle-income economy” by 2021 has already been met. Bangladesh is therefore looking forward to a brighter future. But securing that future means Bangladesh needs better infrastructure to diversify exports, maintain trade, and ensure a stable …

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Commerzbank talks export diversification in Bangladesh for the Asian Bankers Association

Bangladesh’s recent economic growth has been considerable, yet political and economic risk are significant factors affecting its true potential. In a special feature for the Asian Bankers Association newsletter, Alexander Rost – Commerzbank’s Regional Head, Indian Subcontinent and ASEAN – explains why export diversification and investment will be key to unlocking the opportunities the country has …

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BPL Global’s Dubai office opening makes a splash in the specialist press

BPL Global, the specialist credit and political risk insurance broker, last week announced that it will open a representative office in Dubai. The opening takes the number of BPL Global offices to five – joining London, Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong. The Global network – created by BPL Global and bringing together a number of …

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