Risk-based capital requirements for banks and international trade Banu Demir Pakel, Tomasz Michalski and Evren Örs examine how Basel II capital requirements have affected trade finance Boardroom briefing In this briefing we have partnered with Atradius to pose questions and gain a better perspective of credit management and collection services, which can now be viewed as a core strategy requirement Trade credit insurance Robert Nijhout says trade credit insurance is adapting to new markets and new trends in trade, ensuring its continued relevance to traders in facilitating trade Managing risk, enabling trade In a Q&A with Andreas Tesch future developments in credit insurance are discussed Can trade credit insurance help your business become more successful? The advantages of trading with trade credit insurance are multiple, and ultimately lead to successful trading, Christine Gerryn asserts The benefits of a good international collections agency A good international collections agency can turn a difficult situation with little chance of recovery into a seamless process with a much better potential outcome, writes Raymond van der Loos Better profits without increased sales or lower costs Christine Gerryn says that all companies should compare the cost effectiveness of credit insurance with other methods of managing credit exposure

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