Commodities

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Face to face
26 June 2017
Sinan Dallı, CEO of Alser Mining speaks to TFR's Katharine Morton about mining chrome ore in Turkey
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News
22 June 2017
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (MUFG) and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) have signed a US$89m export loan agreement with Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) – the state owned...
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Feature
21 June 2017
The price of copper could fall by as much as US$400 per tonne by the end of the year, despite a similar rate of growth in demand as was experienced in 2016, says Caroline Bain
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News
5 June 2017
The Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) has launched a pre-export finance (PXF) worth US$1.3bn with a syndicate of international banks. Cocobod’s cyclical 11-month facility will be used to purchase...
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News
2 June 2017
Trafigura has supported an order for up to 32 new crude oil tankers in a deal that could end up being worth more than US$1.35bn. The order has been placed by a sole “close Asian financial...
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Feature
22 May 2017
US oil production is set to increase in 2017 following a year-on-year decline in 2016, but cost inflation and efficiency gains could put brakes on the output surge before the year is out, says...
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News
9 May 2017
Acron has signed a five-year pre-export finance facility with a value of up to US$750m. The funds will go towards refinancing the outstanding balance of US$468.2m from the “syndicated...
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News
9 May 2017
IFC has made a US$10.2m equity investment in the Vietnamese seed company PAN Farm JSC. The VND230bn equivalent investment will be channelled into PAN Farm’s subsidiary business, National...
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News
8 May 2017
Glencore has signed a one-year US$7.3bn revolving credit facility (RCF) with a club of 56 banks. The facility launched at US$5bn and was oversubscribed, raising US$8.5bn before being scaled back...
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News
8 May 2017
Metalloinvest has signed a dual tranche US$1.05bn pre-export finance (PXF) facility, with an option to raw an additional US$450m. The facility has a US$800m five-year tranche with a three-year...
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Opinion
28 April 2017
Adnan Yıldırım, the new CEO of Turk Eximbank, speaks to Katharine Morton about his plans to build on Turkey's reputation as an exporter of consumer goods and how regional instability is...
Feature
21 April 2017
Oil prices are still caught between conflicting drivers while market speculation is likely to trigger volatility, says Hans van Cleef Although oil prices seem to have stabilised in recent months...
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News
20 April 2017
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has signed a project finance facility with Swiss Export Risk Insurance (SERV) and Euler Hermes, worth approximately US$700m. The package is made up of a dual tranche US$...
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Opinion
18 April 2017
Jean-François Lambert looks at how uncertainty is becoming the 'new normal' in dollar/commodity relationships
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Feature
12 April 2017
Michael Hsueh and Grant Sporre set out the landscape for oil demand and supply over the course of 2017/18 as all eyes remain fixed on OPEC and Saudi Arabia 
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Feature
12 April 2017
Celia Gardiner, Ian Clements, Luca Salerno and Christopher Thomson look at the interesting dynamics of what makes European gas a bankable asset
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News
12 April 2017
China's plan to close 30% of its aluminium smelter capacity has boosted prices and confidence, while further supply issues have presented themselves across industrial metals but demand and...
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Feature
12 April 2017
If Britain fails to secure a Brexit deal that gives it some form of access to the EU single market, East Africa's horticulture export sector could be dealt a fatal blow, writes Edward George
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