China’s rising costs sending European manufacturers home

The growing cost of production in China is forcing some European companies to take their outsourced manufacturing back home after years spent in the region as the profit margins that lured them to Asia are steadily eroded.   Source: Journal of Commerce Read more:

Study: reverse factoring as a new means of financing international trade

Reverse factoring could potentially provide between $255 billion to $280 billion of cross-border trade financing, or 20 to 25 percent of an industry’s accounts payable, according to the study of the UK’s Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Basically, reverse factoring means a process in which a seller accepts a discounted payment of an invoice Read More >

A quick look at 2 US trade deals being negotiated

(By The Associated Press — Mar. 26, 2014 2:00 PM EDT) The federal government is negotiating two trade agreements that would help small businesses increase exports, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Talks on the agreements aren’t expected to be finished for at least several months. After they’ve been finalized by Read More >