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A question of balance
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
Will rain come? Commodity markets watch the weather as harvest seasons arrive
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...
Sparks of light
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
Curing Dutch disease
12 December 2016
Could one possibly accuse the UK economy of Dutch disease? Helmut Reisen thinks that Brexit has highlighted quite an infection. Writing in The Globalist on 1 November 2016, he observed, “...
ICC and CBI publish Brexit guide for UK SME exporters
30 November 2016
The ICC and CBI have joined forces to publish a useful guide aimed at helping small and medium-sized businesses in the UK navigate Brexit. Aimed at providing clarity around the EU trade...
30 November 2016
Frank Rijkers says exchange rate volatility could tip the scales as he separates the bloomers from the free fallers in agricultural commodities
African trade finance classic launches in Nigeria and penetrates African universities
18 November 2016
When around 200 guests gathered on for the launch of Dr Benedict Okey Oramah’s trade finance classic, Foundations of Structured Trade Finance in Lagos, Nigeria, they were invited to buy...
Mobile subscriptions pass a billion in Africa, but broadband still in infancy, says Ovum research
14 November 2016
Africa is expected to cross one billion mobile subscriptions in the fourth quarter of 2016, reaching 1.02 billion by year-end, according to leading global data, market research, and advisory firm...
Shipping industry slowdown reflects sluggish global trade says 2016 UNCTAD report
7 November 2016
Seaborne shipments passed 10 billion tons for the first time ever in 2015, up 2.1% from 9.8 billion tons the year before, the UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport 2016says, noting that this is the...
Beyond the North Sea - How did the energy sector dodge the Brexit fallout?
22 August 2016
As a result of the Leave vote in the UK, volatility in financial markets has increased. Political uncertainty and risk aversion triggered strong movements on equity and currency markets....
UNCTAD report reveals commodities trade misinvoicing haemorrhage
29 July 2016
Some commodity-dependent developing countries are losing as much as 67% of their exports earnings, worth billions of dollars, due to trade misinvoicing, according to a new study by UNCTAD,...
1 July 2016
Natixis' Bernard Dahdah and Alogmir Miah forecast that central bank demand for gold will remain weak, and the direction the price of the metal will take depends heavily on the speed and size of...
TXF commodity finance review 2015
1 June 2016
This is a TFR executive summary of the Trade & Export Finance (TXF) Commodity Finance Market status 2015.
19 May 2016
Industrial metal prices remain in thrall to investor sentiment as oversupply continues, reflects Casper Burgering
Financial services UK’s fastest growing export to 2026 says Barclays Trade Index
25 April 2016
While the UK government’s ambitious target of boosting the annual value of UK goods and services exports to £1trn by 2020 looks less than likely, recent research from Barclays Trade...
Slowing Chinese economy drives accelerated investment in the US says law firm FDI report
1 March 2016
The potent storm of economic and political changes that rocked Chinese markets in early 2016 will continue to drive an unprecedented volume of Chinese capital overseas—especially to the US,...
Trade growth from emerging markets weaker than G20 forecasts, sayys Dutch Bureau of Economic Policy
29 February 2016
Once global leaders in terms of growth rates and capacity for expansion, recent 2015 trade statistics show that, for emerging markets, the tide may have finally turned. A slump in...
André Casterman joins financial messaging start-up INTIX as chief marketing officer
26 February 2016
Despite 24 years at SWIFT before his departure in December 2015, André Casterman has had entrepreneurial blood flowing through his veins having spent four years in two start-ups as a...
ADB bond issue yields US$4bn
27 April 2017
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has completed a US$4bn three-year global benchmark bond issue. The bond has a coupon rate of...
Aluminium Bahrain secures US$700m in ECA project finance
20 April 2017
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has signed a project finance facility with Swiss Export Risk Insurance (SERV) and Euler Hermes, worth...
Societe Generale appoints new senior banker
19 April 2017
Societe Generale has appointed Brendon Moran as senior banker within its coverage and investment banking division. Moran will...
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