News

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3 August 2015
The IFC has signed a US$520m financing deal with Pan American Energy to develop oil and gas resources in Argentina. ...
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3 August 2015
The IFC has signed an agreement with Afriland First Bank Cameroon (Afriland) to loosen and expand its trade finance activity in...
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3 August 2015
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have joined a syndicate of lender to finance a restructuring of the...

Face to face

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Matt Wreford tells TFR why he thinks large-scale transactions will shift more and more away from banks to non-bank and...
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The new pro-business government of India has breathed fresh life into its trade finance functions. YES bank CEO Rana Kapoor...

Blog

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The opportunity to trade overseas is appealing to many businesses as they look for...
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Nobody does it better, makes me feel sad for the rest,” cooed Carly Simon in the...

Commodities

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Hans van Cleef reflects on Russia's role in securing gas supplies to Europe, and the implications of the lifting of Iran...
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Best Trade Bank in Soft Commodities 2015

Regions

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Africa’s special relationship with China is not only resounding through Chinese investment in infrastructure and...
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Best Trade Bank in Africa 2015

Features

While the sun shines
Farmers make hay with low grain prices and Ghanaian supply shortfalls push up cocoa prices, observes Frank Rijkers
Mission impractical
Ian Clements and Michael Kenny apply the learning from the Torre Asset Funding case In syndicated loan facilities, the role of the agent has been an...
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Trade finance hedge funds take money from investors and put the capital to work in supporting trade. These non-bank lenders, sometimes sinisterly referred...
Putin
Hans van Cleef reflects on Russia's role in securing gas supplies to Europe, and the implications of the lifting of Iran sanctions on the oil price

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Reports & Data

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A report by Natixis Economic Research revised up the average oil price of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (...
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UK Export Finance figures showed  the company's support for UK businesses and exporters grew as it seeks to diversify...

Opinion

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Two years ago, the International Chamber of Commerce launched the URBPO – the Uniform Rules for Bank Payment Obligations...
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After Greece’s default to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and European Union (EU) lenders, the prospect of its de...

Technology update

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24 July 2015
As part of its Financial Technology (FinTech) innovation programme that aims to foster digital and mobile innovation in banking...
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15 July 2015
Sherri Lane identifies exporters’ top five complaints about export letters of credit. She argues that the right...
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26 June 2015
New age financial technology start-ups (fintechs) and traditional banks have been advised to adopt each other’s game...
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