Trade & commodity finance

ECGC
Awards
1 August 2017
A diamond jubilee win for ECGC (formerly known as Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India Ltd) is a fitting and happy coincidence for India's highly regarded export credit agency. In the...
EBRD
Awards
1 August 2017
In an overwhelming show of support from the market, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) topped the poll both from the voters and TFR's editorial board as the 2017 Best...
Innovation & Technology
Awards
1 August 2017
In this new category that recognises the bank that has done the most to develop innovative partnerships and trade solutions, as well as bringing new digitised platforms and practices to the market...
SMEs
Awards
1 August 2017
The frequently-cited US$1.6trn trade finance gap identified by the Asia Development Bank (ADB) in its 2016 Trade Finance Gaps Survey is not the full story - many forget (or are unaware) the survey...
Africa
Awards
1 August 2017
Standard Chartered opened its first branch in Africa over 150 years ago, and the bank continues to maintain a strong presence across the continent. The bank is active in 15 countries across sub-...
Asia
Awards
1 August 2017
With almost 3,000 of its trade-related workforce spread throughout 19 countries across the region, Asia continues to be HSBC's largest hub for trade finance. The bank took a leading role in...
Energy
Awards
1 August 2017
A chronic shortage of power in emerging Africa has been one of the key drivers of infrastructure development in the region. One of the banks to step forward in this regard has been Deutsche Bank...
Eurasia CIS
Awards
1 August 2017
Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) has scooped the award for Best Trade bank in Eurasia/CIS, in what was a very competitive category. The bank continues to maintain a strong presence in Austria...
Europe
Awards
1 August 2017
With its strong presence in Germany, Commerzbank's footprint from Spain to Russia and Sweden to Romania helped it run away with the Best Trade Bank in Europe award. The bank has also...
Latin America
Awards
1 August 2017
Santander continues to be the most widely represented bank across Latin America, with operations in countries ranging from Argentina and Mexico, to Brazil and Puerto Rico - a key contributing...
Metals and Mining
Awards
1 August 2017
ING has reclaimed the award it lost to BNP Paribas in 2016, having been awarded Best Trade Bank in Metals and Mining for four consecutive years prior to that. A mainstay of the metals and mining...
North America
Awards
1 August 2017
In a hotly contested award, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) has reclaimed the title of Best Trade Bank in North America. The theme for the bank this year has very much been one of moving ahead...
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Awards
1 August 2017
Rabobank has made it five years in succession as it holds onto the Best Trade Bank in Soft Commodities award. The bank continues to be a well-informed leader in the soft commodities market, with...
Structured Finance
Awards
1 August 2017
Deutsche Bank holds onto its crown as best trade bank in structured finance, fighting off stiff competition from HSBC and BNP Paribas. Deutsche was involved in a wide range of structured trade...
Middle East
Awards
1 August 2017
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) has taken the award for Best Trade Bank in the Middle East for the first time in the TFR Excellence in Trade Awards. The bank fought off stiff competition from...
Best Trade Bank
Awards
1 August 2017
HSBC was established to finance the growing amount of trade between Asia, Europe and the US in the 19th century, and the bank remains at the forefront of the global trade industry, winning the TFR...
Fellowship
Awards
1 August 2017
There are few names in any industry as synonymous with their field as Geoffrey Wynne is with trade finance. Few eyebrows were raised at TFR then, when his name was nominated more than any other for...
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News
31 July 2017
Egyptian construction company The Arab Contractors has reached an agreement with the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) to receive a US$200m multi-currency guarantee facility. The guarantee...
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