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Finding the cutting edge in Asia
01 September 2008
Alexander R. Malaket explores some of the preliminary developments in the state of trade and supply chain finance in the Asia-Pacific region.
asia trade finance supply chain
The global balance of economic power is shifting, and the
Asia-Pacific region is one of the major points to which power
is shifting, and from which increasing economic influence now
emanates. The region is rife with creative energy and
innovative spirit. Trade, and the finance of international
trade, is an area where the Asia-Pacific region can lead, and
supply chain finance is the most potentially transformational
opportunity available to enable that leadership.
Supply chain finance: next-generation trade
Supply chain finance (SCF) continues to garner interest and
investment across the globe, as trade financiers and their
clients continue to debate the nature and viability of supply
chain finance as an evolution of traditional trade finance
products and services.
Senior bankers still comment that definitions of SCF vary,
and some continue to debate whether SCF is anything more than
the repackaging and technology-enablement of basic financing
solutions. At the other end...
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