News

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17 April 2015
Berry Palmer & Lyle Ltd (BPL Global), the specialist credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) broker, has appointed Peter...
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17 April 2015
Global commodities trader Trafigura has signed a US$5.3bn multi-currency syndicated US$5.3bn revolving credit facility (RCF...
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17 April 2015
African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a US$100m unfunded risk participation agreement (RPA) for FirstRand Bank Limited...

Face to face

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ICC Banking Commission chair, Kah Chye Tan is returning home to Singapore. He talks to Clarissa Dann about milestones and...
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TFR talks to US Ex-Im Bank's Claudia Slacik about this ECA's reauthorisation, SME financing, trade bank partnerships,...

Blog

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More infrastructure funding is needed in Asia, and rising China has responded with the...
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The rampant US dollar went relatively unnoticed until the end of last week as the world...

Commodities

crude oil contango
Oil stocks are mounting but what does this mean for storage costs? Michael Haigh and Michael Wittner provide some insights on...
soybeans
Few soft commodities have increased in output as much as soybeans since the 1970s. But is the industry reaching its natural...

Regions

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Roderick Barnett and Emma Whiteacre assess the relative risks and opportunities for investors in frontier markets Ethiopia and...
infrastructure investment - India
The first full budget since Modi's election in May 2014 puts infrastructure investment ahead of fiscal consolidation. What...

Features

crude oil contango
Oil stocks are mounting but what does this mean for storage costs? Michael Haigh and Michael Wittner provide some insights on the crude oil contango
trade - not terror
How do you know that your trade finance lending is not inadvertently funding terrorist activity? Robert Parson and Imogen Holgren set out the legal framework...
Qingdao phantom metals
Stephen Tricks and Philip Prowse outline the issues raised by the Qingdao phantom metals scandal and identify potential solutions
soybeans
Few soft commodities have increased in output as much as soybeans since the 1970s. But is the industry reaching its natural limits? Graeme Burton reports.

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Reports & Data

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Capital: Singapore Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic Currency: Singapore dollar Population: 5,469...
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The management consulting firm finds that there is a direct correlation between economic growth and electricity supply and that...

Opinion

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Panelists at the Sibos Boston 2014 RMB session reflect on the sea change in the currency's internationalisation and how...
smaller firms - trade finance
Smaller firms in frontier markets have no chance of accessing any of the trade finance sloshing around the banking system....

Technology update

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17 April 2015
essDOCS, an enabler of paperless trade, has the first CargoDocs Bank Payment Obligation Plus (BPO+) transaction for an iron ore...
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15 April 2015
Saas-based working capital finance provider PrimeRevenue has completed an US$80m financing round co-led by BBH Capital Partners...
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20 March 2015
Myanmar’s Yoma Bank will be using Misys FusionBanking Essence for a complete front-to-back transformation of its core...
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