Why is emerging market trade so expensive?

A major obstacle associated with emerging market trade is the perceived high cost of international payments. A problem for organizations of all sizes, it particularly affects SMEs. Primarily, there are two reason why businesses incur such expense. Firstly, exotic emerging market currencies are typically more volatile than major currencies. Exchange rates for such currencies [...]

September 17th, 2015|Blogs, Kwanji|0 Comments

New To Foreign Exchange? Here’s Our Top 5 International Payment Tips

Global trade continues to expand at a staggering rate. Accordingly, foreign exchange and international payments have fast become standard business practice. Over the past decade there has been particular growth in emerging market trade. No longer solely the domain of large multinationals, increasingly small to medium size organisations are branching out and conducting [...]

September 10th, 2015|Blogs, Kwanji|0 Comments

Kwanji August Update

Kwanji’s Amit Khosla recently returned from a successful trip to Kenya. Meeting with clients old and new, the trip was a fantastic opportunity to strengthen local partnerships in the region. The trip served a further important function. Amit was in Kenya in preparation of the opening of our new Nairobi office. Expected [...]

August 26th, 2015|Blogs|0 Comments

Opportunity or Threat? Uncertainty Clouds Global Markets

‘May you live in interesting times.’ This much quoted Chinese proverb/curse feels particularly relevant once more. Markets the world over are currently plagued with uncertainty. Interest and intrigue grows daily. Entering the third quarter of 2015, nobody appears sure what to expect following an already turbulent year. Greece just announced unexpected economic growth of 0.8%. [...]

August 17th, 2015|Blogs|0 Comments

U.S. Aims to Make Up Lost Ground in Africa

The United States is pivoting towards the emerging market economies of Sub-Saharan Africa. As part of this push, President Obama was in Ethiopia to address the African Union. Africa’s potential continues to grow due to increased global economic uncertainty. In Europe we’re still in the middle of the Greek crisis. Similarly, Asia’s economic outlook looks [...]

August 10th, 2015|Blogs|0 Comments

Obama Unlocks Kenya’s Potential for Growth

There is a wave of excitement about Kenya following President Obama’s historic whistle-stop tour. Far from just a Presidential photo-op stop, the trip was a continuation of the Obama administration’s push to support local business climates in Africa, as well as the trade capacity of the region as a whole. Whilst the US President’s visit [...]

August 4th, 2015|Blogs|0 Comments