GTR News Brief: Episode 26

In the latest episode of the GTR News Brief, host Felix Thompson gives a breakdown of recent major stories in trade and trade finance news as covered by GTR. After months of deadlocks, the World Trade Organization has named Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its seventh director general. Global commodity trader Trafigura is set to secure a new sustainability-linked revolving credit facility as it works to cut its carbon footprint and boost renewables. According to the International Maritime Organization, the number and severity of attacks on vessels by pirates in the Gulf of Guinea are increasing, posing a threat to global trade and the safety of seafarers working in the region. Meanwhile, there are warnings that illicit metals trading is proving even more lucrative than cocaine to South America’s criminal gangs. Reporter Maddy White also provides a closer analysis of the coup in Myanmar and how it’s impacting foreign businesses based there.  Music credit to Kevin MacLeod for his track Loopster, taken from incompetech.com. Licensed under creative commons by attribution 3.0 license. Further music credit to Sunrise Drive by South London HiFi. Licensed under creative commons Attribution 4.0 License. Music promoted by CopyrightFree.org The post GTR News Brief: Episode 26 appeared first on Global Trade Review (GTR). Go to… continue reading

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