News

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22 December 2014
Export Development Canada (EDC), sanctioned a US$850m loan to telecom giant Vodafone to facilitate the purchase of native...
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22 December 2014
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), a multilateral development finance institution has closed a US$300m dual-tranche (two-year...
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22 December 2014
Hatton National Bank (HNB) of Sri Lanka has agreed a US$50m revolving credit line to finance trade between Sri Lanka and Korea...

Face to face

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At Sibos 2014, Barclays' Dan Roberts share with TFR how Sino-African trade is creating new opportunities for lenders
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Paul Levy reveals how his alternative approach to SME and UK mid-cap trade finance leaves him with some interesting assets -...

Blog

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And so another year comes to a close along with the inevitable attempts at predictions...
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David Cameron and Barack Obama have agreed on ‘rocket boosters’, Germany...

Commodities

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After being stuck in a narrow range of around US$110bbl for three years Brent has finally broken out to the downside. The...
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Netherlands-based Trafigura Beheer BV (Trafigura) is looking to shed its image as a global commodities trader and is veering...

Regions

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Ex-banker David Ludlow has been slated to head UK export finance’s (UKEF) international business development division in...
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The half a decade-long US- Cuba trade embargo costs American businesses US$1.2bn in missed sales annually; Cuba loses out on...

Features

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Demand guarantees are a well-established credit support instrument in the commercial world. Often used in trade finance transactions, they can be used in...
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Breanne Dougherty reviews the supply and demand fundamentals of American gas and notes that oil drilling is driving additional gas growth
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Michael Haigh and Thierry Bros demonstrate how their risk premia model demonstrates when geopolitics matters - and when it doesn't
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Simon Featherstone shares a case study of how receivables finance helped component manufacturer Special Bolt grow its overseas market

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Reports & Data

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There is growing disintermediation in the European financial sectors as governments look to alienate themselves from...
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The trading imbalances between developed and developing economies are converging, according to the recently published Handbook...

Opinion

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The resource-rich Africa and trade power house Asia continue to evoke interest and de-risking strategies have resulted in...
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One year after TFR's first energy finance roundtable, Brent has dropped to sub-US$80/bbl and geopolitics are rerouting...

Technology update

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17 December 2014
Banking solutions provider Fundtech, in its recently published white –paper ‘Getting it right’ underscores...
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10 December 2014
Misys won the overall enterprise-wide risk management award, according to the 2014 Risk Technology Rankings. Risk Magazine...
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9 December 2014
AxiomSL, a provider of regulatory reporting and risk management solutions, has launched a tool that enables banks to comply...
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