Commodities

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News
31 July 2014
Further to TFR’s coverage of BNP Paribas’ US$131.6m Lighthouse Trade Finance Issuer I Ltd securitisation launched on 13 August 2013, the notes are to be redeemed early, according to...
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News
28 July 2014
Multilateral development bank IFC (part of the World Bank group) and Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, SA (Bladex), have signed a risk-sharing facility of up to US$350m to expand access...
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News
22 July 2014
Russia’s VTB Bank has issued a loan of RUB 1.5 billion (US$43.7m) maturing in nine months to Russian Copper Company (RCC).   Announced on 11 June 2014, the deal is as part of an...
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News
15 July 2014
Elena Burmistrova has been appointed director general of Gazprom Export. Her promotion is the result of an  increase in  day-to-day business and its geographical expansion, as ...
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News
4 July 2014
Dominique Beretti, one of TFR’s regular Deals of the Year judges, took up the position of global head of traders, commodity finance and agribusiness at Société Gén...
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Blog
4 July 2014
You may not think buying a chocolate bar from a supermarket or filling up a car with fuel would have anything to do with the huge fine given to French bank PNB Paribas earlier this week. But they...
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News
17 June 2014
Gazprom has stopped supplying gas to Ukraine as at 10.00 am as at Monday, 16 June 2014. Alexei Miller (pictured), chief executive of Russia's state gas company announced that Ukraine...
Brazillian Coffee
Feature
6 June 2014
As Brazil approaches its coffee harvest, Hans van Cleef reviews the impact of last year’s drought on prices
Saudi Oil
Feature
6 June 2014
Stability in oil prices to continue, despite increased geopolitical tension says Hans van Cleef
Combine Harvester
Feature
6 June 2014
Political tensions in the Black Sea region and North American adverse weather are causing price fluctuations, explains Frank Rijkers
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Feature
5 June 2014
Elisabeth Stephens says that Australia has no excuse for becoming another example of how not to manage a natural resources boom
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News
12 May 2014
US old crop prices are continuing to rally – with a record low of 3.8% stocks to use in some areas, while new crops have maintained their expected bearish trend, according to SocGen...
Natixis
Feature
6 May 2014
Base metals are experiencing opposing transitions from surplus to deficit while gold and silver are likely to experience a period of consolidation, say Nic Brown and Bernard Dahdah as they review...
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News
5 May 2014
Renewed volatility in the commodities sector is restoring investor confidence in the market. Agriculture, energy and bullion funds have played a key role in the turnaround. Nickel and Arabica...
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Blog
4 May 2014
It must be tough being a Chinese steel mill right now.   And especially for the smaller factories with a history of over-producing and stockpiling with clapped-out machinery in a bid for...
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News
28 April 2014
Barclays is the latest to join a rout of large financial firms quitting physical commodities in the face of tough new regulation. On 15 April, it announced intention to sell a vast proportion of...
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News
28 April 2014
The Dubai Multi Commodities Centra Authority (DMCC) has turned itself into a central registry for commodities trade financing deals in Dubai. The host’s online platform Tradeflow completed...
Africa-Power
Feature
7 April 2014
CITAC argues flaws in this emerging economy's  infrastructure and regulatory regime need to be addressed before it can attract the power and gas investment it needs to secure electricity...
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