Commodities

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Blog
7 September 2017
Warren Beech, partner at Hogan Lovells, explains why the South African mining industry is digging itself deeper into a hole It is estimated that, in the past three years, more than 80,000 jobs...
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News
21 August 2017
On 21 August Rosneft acquired a 49.13% stake in Essar Oil Limited (EOL) from Essar Energy (part of Essar Group) and Oil Bidco, while a consortium made up of Trafigura and UCP Investment Group...
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News
9 August 2017
LINN Energy has signed a senior secured three-year US$500m revolving credit facility. The US oil and gas company will use the funds to repay and terminate its previous credit facility (with Wells...
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News
9 August 2017
ARM Energy has secured an oversubscribed US$200m revolving credit facility (RCF) on behalf of Kingfisher Midstream. Kingfisher Midstream gathers and processes natural gas and crude oil in ...
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Opinion
8 August 2017
Jean-François Lambert explores the practical consequences of technology for commodity trade finance, following on from his curtain-raiser on how technology would affect the future of trade...
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News
3 August 2017
Dubai-based Emirates National Oil Company  (ENOC Group) has completeda US$500m three-year unsecured revolving credit facility (RCF). The funding will support the group’s growth...
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News
3 August 2017
Yancoal, one of the largest coal miners in Australia, will launch a US$2.5bn equity raising to fund its purchase of Coal & Allied from Rio Tinto. Yancoal is buying Coal & Allied for a...
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News
2 August 2017
Olam International has completed a US$400m revolving credit facility (RCF). The RCF is made up of a 364-day facility worth US$160m, a two-year facility worth US$120m, and a three-year facility...
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News
31 July 2017
Iron ore exploration budgets fell in 2016 by US$460m, down to US$685m from the peak of US$3.98bn recorded in 2012. The figures come from UNCTAD’s latest Iron Ore Market Report, which also...
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News
27 July 2017
Glenore has agreed to buy a 49% interest in the Hunter Valley Operations (HVO) coal mine in Australia from Yancoal Australia Limited (Yancoal), in a deal with multiple layers. Glencore will...
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Feature
28 June 2017
As the monsoon in Asia and El Niño remain a possibility, and unfavourable weather threatens the quality of the wheat harvest in the US, weather monitoring will be paramount, suggests...
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News
28 June 2017
Global economic growth, rising demand for metals and cyclical recovery in industrial output point to accelerating prices in the longer term for industrial metals, but China's economy is causing...
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Opinion
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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