Home Practice — A Practical guide —

As we slowly adjust to a new normal, and regular gym sessions grind to a halt, finding a way to be active while staying indoors can be tricky. The government may have closed leisure centres and gyms, but it’s still important to still keep active in order to maintain both physical and mental health. Regular exercise can be a great stress reliever, mood booster and aid in helping you sleep better, which is exactly what we all need in these uncertain times. For those of us who don’t have the luxur

Local presence key as SCF enters complex countries

SCF can provide essential finance for supporting the growth of companies in “complex countries”, argue panellists at SCF Forum Europe. Chantal Joosse, business development director, strategic partnerships – Stenn International, Steven van der Hooft, CEO – Capital Chains, Avarina Miller, director, working capital solutions – Demica and Alejandra Alcalde, head of SCF global sales, BBVA all agreed that while entering developing markets or complex countries can be challenging, there are some exciti

Retailers promote use of SCF to help suppliers grow

Ronald Molenaar, manager business controlling at Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo and Vilhelm Otterheim, senior sourcing manager with Swedish retailer ICA Gruppen told SCF Europe forum delegates how they used supply chain finance to ensure that their key suppliers can afford to stay with them as they develop. Both acknowledged the vital importance of supply chains growing with their companies. Jumbo’s passion for modernising and evolving was conveyed by Molenaar, who used Jumbo’s history of fast g

Moody's raises questions about SCF disclosure

Greater clarity from regulators and increased disclosure by companies is needed in order to prevent misuse of SCF by firms such as UK construction firm Carillion, insists the associate managing director at Moody’s, William Coley, speaking at the SCF Forum Europe. The treatment of reverse factoring on balance sheets has been contentious and there have been fears that the product could be abused by unscrupulous firms. Coley says that this is an issue of mismanagement, rather than a problem with t

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Discovering that you suffer from thyroid disease can be a challenge that requires lifestyle changes, including learning how to adapt your diet. A healthy, nutritious way of eating can complement other treatments that you may be receiving and help alleviate symptoms, as well as making you fitter, healthier and stronger.

The Unofficial Game Of Thrones Cookbook: The Greatest Culinary Adventure Of All Time. Winter Is Coming...So Eat, Drink & Make Merry

Weteros, Essos and the rest of the Known World is such a vast land that exotic and exciting food can be found all over the realm. From the sumptuous feasts of King’s Landing to the scavenged meals of the streets of Fleabottom, the foraged or pillaged dishes from the land beyond The Wall to the abundant decadence of the Free Cities - the world of Game of Thrones has it all.

Valenciaport joins TradeLens supply chain blockchain

Yesterday the Port Authority of Valencia, Valenciaport, announced plans to join the blockchain shipping platform, TradeLens. TradeLens currently includes more than 20 port operators and terminals around the world including PSA Singapore, ICTSI, Patrick Terminals, Modern Terminals in Hong Kong, Port of Halifax, Port of Rotterdam, Port of Bilbao, PortConnect, PortBase and terminal operators Holt Logistics in the Port of Philadelphia.

BBVA and Red Eléctrica sign blockchain syndicated loan

Today the Spanish bank BBVA and the owner of the Spanish electricity grid, Red Electrica announced that they have partnered to deliver a syndicated loan arrangement using blockchain. The arrangement was concluded on BBVA’s proprietary distributed ledger platform. The deal is worth €150 million, and BBVA granted the loan alongside Japan’s largest bank, MUFG, and the French international banking group BNP Paribas. The transaction follows multiple pilots in the industry designed to test the potent

Deloitte and Attest team up for government blockchain identity

Government clients will have access to digital identity solutions through a new collaboration between the world’s largest professional services network, Deloitte and the identity management company, Attest. The new partnership launched yesterday in Washington will help unlock the full potential of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) for government. It will provide administrations with the resources needed to solve a host of government-specific issues.

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