Trade & commodity finance

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Feature
21 June 2017
TFR features the Global Supply Chain Finance Forum's standard definitions of loan or advance against receivables and distributor finance
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Feature
21 June 2017
The price of copper could fall by as much as US$400 per tonne by the end of the year, despite a similar rate of growth in demand as was experienced in 2016, says Caroline Bain
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Feature
21 June 2017
Banks have responded to corporate demands and started to align their cash and trade services in Asia, but they need to stay on their toes and come up with an efficient digitised service that...
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News
16 June 2017
Vista Equity Partners has completed merging Misys and D+H and rebranded the new joint entity as Finastra. The company signed a definitive agreement to buy D+H for US$3.6bn on 13 March, adding...
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News
15 June 2017
Polish power company Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE), has secured a PLN500m (€115m) from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The loan will form part of a PLN7bn (...
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News
15 June 2017
A consortium led by Masdar has closed the financing for phase 3 of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai. EDF Energies Nouvelles is developing the 800-megawatt (MW) project in...
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News
15 June 2017
TradeIX has launched an open trade finance platform, powered by blockchain technology. The company is trying to set itself apart by giving trade professionals a platform to finance trade and...
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Blog
13 June 2017
Leonardo Macedo, senior tax and customs auditor at Receita Federal, considers what the joint UN-CEFACT white paper on blockchain means for trade facilitation The UN Centre for Trade Facilitation...
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News
12 June 2017
The African Export-Import (Afreximbank) bank has closed a US$632.9m and €499.6m dual tenor and dual currency syndicated term loan facility. The loan is made up of two tranches that have two...
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Technology Update
9 June 2017
HSBC has launched a digital networking platform (similar to a social network) for business customers to connect with other businesses from across the world. The HSBC Connections Hub’s...
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News
9 June 2017
Maersk Line has launched its own trade finance service in six US states following successful pilots in Singapore, India, Spain and the Netherlands. Maersk Trade Finance is billed as a one-stop-...
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Feature
9 June 2017
The global scale and ambition of China's belt and road initiative provides many opportunities but businesses will require comprehensive treasury and trade finance services
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Blog
7 June 2017
Mallinath Sengupta looks at the benefits artificial intelligence software could provide financial institutions in detecting and stopping money laundering in trade International trade, which was...
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News
5 June 2017
The Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) has launched a pre-export finance (PXF) worth US$1.3bn with a syndicate of international banks. Cocobod’s cyclical 11-month facility will be used to purchase...
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News
2 June 2017
Trafigura has supported an order for up to 32 new crude oil tankers in a deal that could end up being worth more than US$1.35bn. The order has been placed by a sole “close Asian financial...
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Opinion
30 May 2017
Panellists at the TFR Cross Border Trade Forum discuss whether trade digitisation really is close at hand, and consider how the industry will answer the inevitable question of interoperability
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Opinion
30 May 2017
Afreximbank's Dr Hippolyte Fofack counts the cost of the changing regulatory landscape for African financial institutions
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Feature
30 May 2017
TFR features the Global Supply Chain Finance Forum's standard definition of factoring
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