Inside S&P Global Ratings IFR Outlook H1 2019: Political uncertainty, sustainability and ESG

S&P Global Ratings has published 2019’s first edition of Infrastructure Finance Outlook, its newsletter of key infrastructure and project finance-related research and ratings news.

In this edition, S&P Global Ratings considers global infrastructure investment trends, spanning China, the GCC and the Americas, along with the regulatory and political risk factors across these regions.

With global political uncertainties on the rise, infrastructure investors are even more focused on long-term sustainability. And, as environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations are rising to the fore of investment strategies, the credit rating agency dedicates this edition to providing greater insight to its newest offering, the ESG Evaluation.

Please see the full newsletter in PDF here.

ICC’s Olivier Paul discusses the unintended consequences of regulation on trade finance in Trade Finance Global Podcast

Olivier Paul, Director, Finance for Development at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), features in Trade Finance Global’s latest Trade Finance Talks podcast, to discuss the unintended consequences of regulation on trade finance.

Following the release of an ICC report on the topic, the podcast elaborated on the key steps to ensuring that regulation does not hinder the provision of trade finance, including the growing importance of digitalisation.

To listen to the podcast, please click here.

ICC report reveals much work remains to be done to promote the fair regulatory treatment of trade finance, covered by the specialist press

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission has released a whitepaper urging the trade finance industry to work together to ensure that regulation does not hinder the availability of trade finance and remains relevant in a digital landscape.

The milestone report, titled Banking regulation and the campaign to mitigate the unintended consequences for trade finance, takes a close look at the regulation and compliance requirements that have come into force since the 2007 financial crisis and the industry’s subsequent efforts in promoting their fair treatment of trade finance instruments.

To read the report, please click here.

The news was covered in GTR, TXF, Business Money, PYMNTS, Trade Finance Analytics, Trade Finance Global, Fintech Finance, Finextra, International Trade Magazine, TRF News, Financial IT and Trade Arabia.

BNY Mellon examines Peru’s regtech landscape in Semana Economica

Faced with growing compliance pressures, banks are beginning to take serious note of the digital solutions becoming available to help navigate the heightened regulatory environment. In an article for Semana Economica, Mariel Garcia, Country Executive, Peru, LatAm Treasury Services, BNY Mellon, discusses how regtech has the potential to transform existing processes; the steps that the Latin American financial sector could take to best harness its capabilities; and how Peru can get involved.

To read the article – written in Spanish – please click here (please note, subscription to Semana Economica required)