If traditional industries are the ground troops in the looming conflict, cross-border e-commerce platform Youkeshu is China’s militia. Its CFO talks trade warfare, hedging strategy and bank relationships.
In a first for the country's banks, one of China's big-four lenders taps fintech to provide a loan online. The bank says using technology will offer businesses in the agriculture sector easier access to liquidity.
Some of the world’s top companies – also including Roche, GE and others – join Swift’s global payment initiative pilot. But whether other “Swift corporates” will be able to go GPI-active remains to be seen.