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Apr 11, 2024
After a very brief ‘shutdown’ in the wee hours of Saturday, March 23, Congress finally got its work done to fund the government. Neither Democrats nor Republicans were particularly pleased with the outcome; the hallmark of a successful compromise. Unfortunately for Speaker Mike Johnson, who currently has a one-vote majority in the House and a small but vocal faction of his Caucus that has threatened to oust him, this isn’t something he can just brush over.

Feb 1, 2024
In response to global conflicts, the U.S. and its allies have increased economic sanctions and enforcement measures against various countries. Businesses can minimize their exposure to these changes by regularly monitoring sanction updates, understanding applicable laws, integrating sanctions compliance into regulatory processes and strengthening Know-Your-Customer (KYC) policies. Why it matters: The noticeable surge in, attention to and enforcement of international trade requirements and regulations underscore the need for credit managers to stay vigilant and be aware of potential …

Jan 11, 2024
All credit management responsibilities stem from one essential skill—the ability to form strong relationships. Business relationships have many layers, all of which credit managers must master. In global trade, credit professionals should try to understand the cultural differences of their customers overseas to ensure a successful relationship.

Dec 28, 2023
The world’s biggest shipping companies are rerouting vessels away from the Red Sea as the global supply chain faces severe disruption amid conflicts related to the Israel-Hamas war. “The Iran-aligned Houthis of Yemen are playing an escalating role in the conflict in the Middle East, attacking shipping in the Red Sea and firing drones and missiles at Israel in a campaign they say aims to support Palestinians in the Gaza war,” reads a Reuters article.