International Trade financing and Risk Management

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Designed for use by anyone involved in international sales,finance,shipping and administration,The Handbook of International Trade and Finance provides a full explanation of the key areas of international trade - including risk management,international payments and currency management. It is an essential reference source that will help to reduce risks and improve cashflow,identify the most competitive finance alternatives,structure the best payment terms,and minimize finance and transaction costs. Coverage includes: trade risks and risk assessment; methods of payment; currency risk; export credit insurance; trade finance; and terms of payment. Designed for all businesses,regardless of size and business sector,the book also describes the negotiating process from the perspectives of both the buyer and the seller - providing valuable insight into the complete financing process.

Afternoon Roubini Quote: Fasten Your Seatbelts

by MasterOFDisaster

In these conditions it usually takes little to rattle markets and trigger a meltdown. Hopefully Paulson will be smarter and more discrete than Baker in avoiding bullying China and the countries that are financing the US current account deficit; it is both bad manner to bite the hand that feeds you (or, as Italians say, to spit into the plate from which you are happily eating) and also reckless financial behavior as the US badly needs this cheap foreign financing. Markets are already hedgy on their own and international investors are increasingly risk averse. The US needs to borrow every year almost another trillion US dollars – on top of all the previous stock of past borrowing - to finance its still increasing external deficit

China Beating the US in Asian Trade  — Wall Street Journal
China is leaving the U.S. in the dust when it comes to exporting goods to the rest of Asia. That's the assessment of Ernest Preeg, a senior advisor for international trade and finance at the MAPI Foundation in Arlington, Va. In a new report, Mr.

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