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Mobilising Africa's Potential
Mobilising Africa's Potential
Despite the challenges there are many positive opportunities emerging for Africa today
Curated by the BU Sub-Saharan Africa Working Group, authors for this special edition of the BUlletin explore areas of growth and the role of different sources of international finance tapping this
Ripples and After-effects
Ripples and After-effects
exploring the multiple secondary impacts of both the pandemic and the war in Ukraine
from sovereign risk in Africa, to energy security, political violence and the private CPRI market
Shocks and Short Circuits: The Rewiring of Global Trade
Shocks and short-circuits: The re-wiring of global trade
The bright shoots of economic growth are under threat once again
Assailed by commodity supply shocks and political instability exacerbated by the war in Ukraine
Contributors this month look at the complex impacts on trade and investment across developed and...
Some predict that 2022 may finally bring us beyond the thrall of the COVID-19 pandemic
But the events of past two years have brought significant divergence of risk across economic and geographic boundaries
Authors this month look at how this is playing out in a range of cases
If the global economy is truly on the road to recovery how can we build the surest path to sustainable growth in our new net-zero world?
New foundations in tech, data, and cooperative frameworks may help guide us into the next phase
In search of claims
Where is the avalanche of claims and insolvencies expected to emerge from COVID-19?
The picture so far is uneven across geographies, sectors and business lines
And for the future? Well, it depends...
Cross-roads for Africa's recovery
The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Africa has been considerable and the path of recovery depends on maintaining the support of local, regional and international stakeholders. But which approaches can best build upon the opportunities presented by growing intra-regional trade, and investment in sustainable infrastructure?
Navigating the Brave New World of Trade
With the wounds of the pandemic still under triage, a rebound in trade could the best hope for governments and businesses alike.
But trade is under immense pressure from myriad directions.
How can we maintain supply of finance, in the face of growing demand and irregular patterns of risk?
September 2019 BUlletin
This edition of the BUlletin juxtaposes themes of change and disorder with the celebration of a number of institutional anniversaries, symbolic of endurance.
• The new dynamics of 'trade in flux' • 100 years of UKEF • ICIEC on Partnerships for Development • Sector Spotlight: Shipping (GIEK) and Pharma (SE...
July 2019 BUlletin
Export Credit and Investment Insurance, Today and Tomorrow
We can see the seeds of the future in digitalisation, automation, applications of block-chain, or machine learning. But what will it mean in practice?
May 2019 BUlletin
Is international financing on target?
This edition of the BUlletin addresses the evolving role of various international financial institutions in generating sufficient risk capital for development projects and in particular investment in critical infrastructure and renewable energy.
Also featuring review of Bern...
2019 Spring Periodical
Spring Periodical with 2018 Year end statistics and commentary, plus results of the 2019 'State of the Industry Survey', conducted jointly with ICISA.
Berne Union Members covered a record USD 2.48 trillion of new business in 2018. At the same time, claims remained elevated at over USD 6 billion, for the forth consecutive year....
August 2018 BUlletin
Innovations in trade technology, e-commerce and insuretech | Rethinking local currency | LMA's new buyer credit facility
Contributors this month explore diverse themes of innovation, from the foundations of trade in the form of smart ledgers through to new approaches to supporting e-commerce exports and the potential...
July 2018 BUlletin
IWG | 2H 2018 Risk Outlook | Trade Wars | Regulation and more...
Contributors to the July BUlletin explore the development of a new era in export credit, through the lens of proceedings at the IWG; trade wars; sustainability and export finance regulation
April 2018 BUlletin
Themes for this month focus on:
Linking Trade and Economic Growth / Collaborative approaches to Sustainable Development /Wind Financing / Digital Innovation / Venezuela /
March 2018 Bulletin
By all accounts 2017 was an excellent year for Berne Union members
who once again made a tremendous positive impact on global cross-border trade and investment - providing a record USD 2.35 trillion in cover for cross-border trade and investment and now supporting 14% of total worldwide exports.
September 2017 BUlletin
"small business to big infrastructure – local currency to global economic policy"
Themes for September span the full scale of international ﬁnance in a bumper edition, with a selection of 12 articles from Berne Union members and industry experts, painting a telling picture of the relative pressures and priorities in ...
August 2017 BUlletin
"New Horizons: Changing Markets, Evolving Approaches"
This month’s contributors examine three economies seemingly at turning points – Argentina, Iran and the Côte d’Ivoire – considering in each case the forces actively inﬂuencing the trade environment and the approach of the ﬁnancial ...
July 2017 BUlletin
"10 years of SERV, SMEs and Africa"
Commentators this month focus on support for small businesses, local contractors and risk in Africa - including energy sector and analysis of the Mozambique debt crisis. Detailed BU Data Snapshot on Africa and a member survey on approaches to SMEs set the scene...
May 2017 BUlletin
"Claims, Pricing and Regulation"
The first edition of the BUlletin kicks off with a 'State of the Industry' review from Berne Union Secretary General, Vinco David, where he considers three factors which could disrupt the status quo for the export credit and investment insurance industry...