The Outlook for Trade Finance in Sub-Saharan Africa

 Africa TS 

The global trade finance community has gone through a traumatic period over the past two years, as European banks have retrenched and liquidity has dried up. Sub-Saharan Africa has not been immune to the fallout, facing rising trade finance costs and the withdrawal of financing lines. In an article written for the European Trade Finance Yearbook 2012/2013, Dr. Edward George, Head of Soft Commodities Research, Ecobank shares his perspective.

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