Trade & commodity finance

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News
4 July 2017
The ICC Banking Commission’s global survey on trade finance for 2017 contained in its report “Rethinking Trade & Finance 2017” paints a mixed picture for trade. The survey...
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News
4 July 2017
ABN AMRO has appointed Karin Kersten as global head of trade and commodity finance in its corporate and institutional banking arm. After her time as a management consultant at McKinsey &...
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News
3 July 2017
Trade finance platform TradeIX has appointed Daniel Cotti as its chief financial officer (CFO). Cotti is a well-known industry expert and currently acts as non-executive chairman of the board of...
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Technology Update
30 June 2017
The consortium of seven global banks behind the development of the Digital Trade Chain (DTC) have selected IBM to host the blockchain-based trade finance platform. DTC is a digital trade platform...
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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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Blog
28 June 2017
"We don't want to boil the ocean" is an expression I had rarely come across until January. But it's practically a meme at trade finance events. The context varies. Practitioners...
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Opinion
28 June 2017
Chris Chapman, head of the New Zealand Export Credit Office, talks to Binyamin Ali about how it has developed since it was established in 2002, and the markets exporters are looking to for growth
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News
27 June 2017
Trafigura has revisited the asset backed securitisation (ABS) market, borrowing US$500m on June 26, its fourth public issuance under a 144A/RegS programme first launched in November 2004 by...
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Face to face
26 June 2017
Sian Aspinall, joint managing director of BPL Global, talks to Binyamin Ali about why it is essential insurers silently go about their work, but desperately need a coordinated voice
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Feature
26 June 2017
The East Asia and Pacific region is expected to grow by 6.2% in 2017 and 6.1% in 2018, with the only threat to growth from within the region coming from an abrupt slowdown in China, says the World...
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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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Feature
26 June 2017
Panellists at the ICC Academy Supply Chain Finance Summit look at where the barriers to collaboration lie and what a truly integrated supply chain finance ecosystem could achieve
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Feature
26 June 2017
Hannah Fearn looks at the different instruments financial institutions use to share the burden of risk and what steps can be taken to avoid a dispute
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Opinion
26 June 2017
Technology, and specifically digitisation, is having a beneficial impact on Turkey's trade. In this roundtable discussion, hosted in Istanbul by BNY Mellon, bankers and corporates look at how...
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Opinion
25 June 2017
Trading houses may be more vulnerable to flat price risks as they evolve, and auditors and banks need to be on their guard to evaluate risks, particularly at the medium-sized houses, says Jean-Fran...
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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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News
22 June 2017
UK Export Finance (UKEF) has helped GE Aviation secure a contract with Atlas Air through a US$18.7m loan guarantee. GE Aviation will supply and install Performance Improvement Program (PIP) kits...
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