Office of Finance and Insurance Industries
Trade Finance Guide
The Trade Finance Guide is an OFII publication that provides extensive information for exporters on how to fund exports to new or existing markets. In English, and Spanish, the Trade Finance Guide is also a valuable tool for banks and other financial institutions with a significant international focus.
ITA Fintech Top Market Report (to be reported in April 2016)
The International Trade Administration's Top Markets Series is meant to help exporters determine their next export market by comparing opportunities across borders. Each report ranks future export opportunities within a particular industry based on a sector-specific methodology. The reports provide a detailed assessment of the competitiveness landscape within a sector, as well as the opportunities and challenges facing U.S. exporters in key markets.
New Investment Approaches for Addressing Social and Economic Challenges
An Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) report that provides an introduction to and overview of the social investment market for policy makers in OECD and non-OECD countries. Social investment, or impact investment, is the provision of finance to organizations with the explicit expectation of a social, as well as financial return.
Social Impact Investment: Building the Evidence Base
Impact investment can provide new ways to more efficiently and effectively allocate public and private capital to address social and economic challenges at the global, national and local levels. This report shows how impact investment can be a potentially powerful means for leveraging existing capital.
Charting the Course: How Mainstream Investors can Design Visionary and Pragmatic Impact Investing Strategies
A report by the World Economic Forum that describes approaches for mainstream investors to participate in the impact investment sector.
The Future of Financial Services
This World Economic Forum report explores the potential for financial innovation (fintech) to transform the financial ecosystem as well as the risks and opportunities that could emerge from changes in the way financial services are structured, delivered, and consumed in the future.
International Chamber of Commerce Global Survey on Trade Finance
This annual survey provides an accurate snapshot of market trends and enables bankers, traders and government officials to gauge global trade expectations.
Export-Import Bank of the United States Annual Report to Congress on Global Export Credit Competition:
This report provides data and analysis on a host of issues impacting EXIM's ability to compete on behalf of U.S. jobs and exports vis-à- vis the world's other export credit agencies.
OECD Publication: Smart Rules for Fair Trade—50 Years of Export Credits:
This book examines the unique work the OECD performs in regulating and rationalizing governments' use of export credits in support of exports, jobs, economic growth and national interests more broadly.
Yearbook of the Berne Union (of Credit and Investment Insurers) 2015:
This report discusses the yearly activities of the Berne Union, an organization that actively facilitates cross-border trade by supporting international acceptance of sound principles in export credits and foreign investment.
Brookings Institution and Rockefeller Foundation paper on Bridging Trade Finance Gaps: State-Led Innovations to Bolster Exporting by Small and Medium-Sized Firms discussion.
This brief discusses options that states can draw on to address the SME export financing shortfall.
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