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Simon Paris explores the main theme discussed at the 2017 World Trade Symposium: Transforming Trade

Simon Paris, Deputy CEO at Finastra, speaks with Brian Caplen, Editor at The Banker, about Transforming Trade that delves into the three major areas that the World Trade Board is working on, Intelligent Trade, Sustainable Trade and Integrated Trade, and what can be achieved in the future.

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Obama’s former trade advisor, Ambassador Michael Froman at the World Trade Symposium 2017 outlines the future of trade talks, protectionist barriers and the impact of cheese names on trade negotiations

Ambassador Michael Froman, Distinguished Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations and former United States Trade Representative (USTR), speaks to Brian Caplen, Editor at The Banker, about the impact of trade on the 21st century global economy and political implications of current trends on the US, Britain and the EU.

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eBay’s Hanne Melin on platform enabled Trade to support SMEs – World Trade Symposium 2017

Hanne Melin, Director and Head of Public Policy Lab for Europe, Middle East and Africa at eBay, talks with Brian Caplen, Editor at The Banker, about the challenges that SMEs are facing in international trade and how new technologies and marketplaces provide the catalyst for cross-border trade and financing.

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Kah-Chye Tan Explores De-Risking and Investment in Trade Finance at the World Trade Symposium 2017

Kah-Chye Tan, CEO & Founder at Tin Hill Capital, speaks with Brian Caplen, Editor at The Banker, about Intelligent Trade, a major theme of the 2017 World Trade Symposium, and the importance of data insight to improve trade services and appeal to the buy side.

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R3’s Todd McDonald on Blockchain at the World Trade Symposium 2017

Co-Founder and COO at R3 Todd McDonald talks with Brian Caplen Editor at The Banker, about the difference between Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology and how it could help close the trade financing gap.

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G20 Leaders’ Declaration – Shaping an Interconnected World

Globalisation and technological change have contributed significantly to driving economic growth and raising living standards across the globe. However, globalisation has also created challenges, and its benefits have not been shared widely enough. By bringing together developed and emerging market economies, the G20 is determined to shape globalisation to benefit all people.

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Ben Singh-Jarrold: ICC’s Rethinking Trade Report 2017 – Digital Trade March Gathers Pace

As we move into the age of the industrial internet, the future for Trade Finance looks bright

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ICC’s Rethinking Trade and Finance Report 2017

Download the new go-to report for the trade finance industry, featuring the most comprehensive trade survey and insights from 255 banks in 98 countries

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Simon Paris speaks to the BBC on globalisation and global trade growth

Broadcast yesterday on the BBC World Service, the Business Daily radio programme questioned whether we are approaching the end of globalisation.

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Marking World SME Day: joint working group to enable trade financing for micro- and small and medium enterprises

To mark World SME Day, the World SME Forum (WSF) based in Washington and Istanbul, together with the World Trade Board based in London, take the opportunity to highlight a joint working group aimed at enabling access to trade financing for micro- and small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

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Making Trade an Engine of Growth for All – The Case for Trade and for Policies to Facilitate Adjustment, Prepared by the World Bank, WTO and IMF

The role of trade in the global economy is at a critical juncture. Increased trade integration helped to drive economic growth in advanced and developing economies in the latter part of the 20th century. Since the early 2000's, however, a slowdown in the pace of trade reform, a post-crisis uptick in protectionism, and risk of further reversals have been a drag on trade, productivity, and income growth.

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Annie Lennox to speak at World Trade Symposium 2017

Today we announced that Annie Lennox, the award winning musician and activist will focus on global inequality issues and achieving sustainability at the World Trade Symposium 2017.

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Ben Singh-Jarrold: A jobless future or growth through digital trade?

Ben Singh-Jarrold, Corporate Strategy at Misys, dispels the myth that technology poses a risk to the future of global employment, and demonstrates the value of technology in trade finance with real use cases.

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