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Trade Finance Themes

Financial sanctions

It is prohibited to trade with some businesses, people and countries and the lists of who is covered change fast. Nordea has a rigorous process to help you avoid the pitfalls. Read more >>


A wave of regulation now affects international trade. Nordea works tirelessly to help you remain compliant and reduce risk across your international trade. Read more >>

Optimising receivables management - Case study

Stora Enso is one of the world’s largest producers of wood, packaging and biomaterials, with more than 26,000 employees in 35 countries. The Finnish corporation set out to improve its working capital by removing receivables from the balance sheet. Read more >>

Discover how trends in financial risk management are evolving

In a world where currency volatility is sky-high and interest rates are sub-zero, limiting your exposure to risk is crucial. We surveyed the hedging strategies of more than 170 large Nordic corporates to see how they’re adapting to this new environment. Here are our top findings. Read more >>

Risk and reward: trade finance in Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa represents a huge opportunity for Nordic enterprises, but its well-publicised economic and geopolitical challenges can make it a daunting place to do business. Read more >> 

Simplifying multi-bank interchange - Case study

Read how Volvo Group simplified their multi-bank interchange when they chose a new trade finance business management system, with specific focus on MT 798. Read more >> (pdf, 1 MB) 

Statoil seeks clear oversight of trade finance - Case study

When international energy company Statoil sought greater control over its transactions, it turned to Nordea. To learn more about how Statoil’s close working relationship with us has given it complete confidence in its trade finance arrangements. Read more >> (pdf, 1 MB) 

Spotlight on China

Nordic companies are seizing trade opportunities in China. Find out how they navigate the complex trade regulations and decrease your exposure to risks. Read more >>