Commodities

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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...
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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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Technology Update
29 March 2017
Natixis, IBM and Trafigura have joined forces to develop a digital blockchain platform aimed specifically at the US crude oil market. The distributed ledger platform to be established by the...
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Feature
24 March 2017
The strengthening position of the Brazilian real will play a part in supporting sugar prices in 2017, while corn prices look likely to see volatility through spring as the market prices a large...
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News
23 March 2017
Commodities giant Trafigura has signed a US$2.27bn multi-currency 364-day revolving credit facility (RCF). Proceeds from the RCF will go towards refinancing the maturing US$1.91bn 364-day tranche...
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Opinion
20 March 2017
Jean-François Lambert looks at the last hurrah of 2016 and early 2017 which brought up three notable developments for commodity trading houses
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Feature
16 March 2017
Justin Watson looks at practical ways to manage commodity price risk and the real world issues for lenders using hedging
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News
15 March 2017
Glencore has agreed to sell its interests in two African zinc mines for US$400m. The definitive agreement with Trevali Mining Corporation was announced on 13 March. The deal is for Trevali to buy...
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Feature
3 March 2017
Alfonso Olivas of TXF's tagmydeals reviews the 2016 export and commodity finance market and reveals who financed what, the markets that shrank, and the regions and sectors that experienced...
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Feature
24 February 2017
Dr Abhishesk Deshpande and Cristina Peicuti analyse how Ghana's oil and gas sectors are evolving and suggest the country's energy outlook is bright
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Opinion
23 February 2017
Jean-François Lambert reflects on the unexpected events 2016 brought and ponders whether the end of the commodities super cycle will be followed by a sequel
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Opinion
22 February 2017
Philippe Chalmin looks at the detail of the unlikely 2016 OPEC agreement as oil exporters seek better tidings following their dalliances with the mechanics of supply and demand
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Feature
30 January 2017
Correspondent banking lines have shrivelled up as global banks retreat from markets deemed too expensive in compliance checks. The TFR editorial board gathered at the close of 2016 to review the...
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