Trade & commodity finance

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News
5 September 2017
The estimated gap between trade that needs to be financed and trade that is financed narrowed to US$1.5trn in 2016, from US$1.6trn the year earlier, a survey conducted by the ADB says. Some 515...
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News
1 September 2017
London-based fintech Traydstream has appointed Sameer Sehgal as its new CEO. Seghal will oversee the deployment of company’s first programmes for banks over the third and fourth financial...
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Feature
25 August 2017
TFR features the Global Supply Chain Finance Forum's standard definitions of loan or advance against inventory and pre-shipment finance
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News
25 August 2017
Law firm Hogan Lovells is to welcome Ricardo S Martinez as partner in its banking practice in New York. Martinez will join from Haynes and Boone LLP, where he was a partner in the finance...
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Feature
24 August 2017
As the oil market adjusts to new price points, traders are presented with many opportunities to do fresh business, but how safe are new contracts? Marko Kraljevic and Hatty Sumption set out the...
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Feature
24 August 2017
Geopolitical risks show no sign of receding and will force traders to swim carefully in almost every region, as protectionist rhetoric and its tidal waves continue to be felt, say Roddy Barnett and...
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News
23 August 2017
Bank of Georgia signed a one-year US$75m club trade facility on 23 August. The club deal, arranged by Citi in conjunction with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and International Finance Corporation...
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News
23 August 2017
The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) has formally endorsed the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Uniform Rules for Forfaiting (URF 800) at its 50th plenary...
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News
23 August 2017
Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has appointed David Weatherhead the new SME head of trade for its Global Transaction Banking (GTB) division in London. Weatherhead will lead a team of trade...
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News
22 August 2017
ING has selected Clarence Plummer to head up Europe syndicated finance in London. Most recently, Plummer was manging director, regional head of ING’s Americas syndicated finance group. He...
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News
21 August 2017
Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM) has appointed Jennifer Wilson to its global financial risks team in London as an underwriter. She will join (LSM) in a general underwriting role and will report to...
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News
16 August 2017
Renewable energy business Aela Energía has signed a US$410m project financing package with a suite of multilateral and commercial banks. Closed on 14 August 2017, Aela Energía will...
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News
16 August 2017
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will provide a UAH514m (US$20m) local currency loan to Ukraine’s OTP Leasing (OTPL) in a deal signed on 15 August 2017. OTPL is a...
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News
16 August 2017
Pacific International Lines, PSA International, and IBM have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to run blockchain-based proof of concept trials. The trio will explore the technology to...
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News
15 August 2017
Swift has started work on a platform that will act as a bridge for its US clients, allowing them to use The Clearing House’s (TCH) new real-time payments system. TCH, a US banking...
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Opinion
15 August 2017
Kah Chye Tan, former chair of the ICC Banking Commission (and co-founder of the ICC Academy) is an industry pioneer with an illustrious career in banking and finance. Now, as CEO and founder of Tin...
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News
14 August 2017
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has given QNB Finansbank a US$55m loan to support women-owned SMEs in Turkey.    QNB Finansbank (Finansbank was acquired by QNB...
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News
14 August 2017
ENSERVO, a US service provider for onshore oil and gas producers, completed a US$30m revolving credit facility with East West Bank on 11 August 2017. The three-year facility replaces the company...
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