Trade & commodity finance

Digitisation
Feature
30 May 2017
Binyamin Ali looks at where the trade industry is in the journey to digitisation and how the problem of fragmentation can be solved
Standard_Chartered
Feature
30 May 2017
Banks and fintechs have made a lot of progress in developing trade digitisation solutions. The next step is to focus on global technology and legal standards as well as interoperability, says...
Puzzle
Feature
30 May 2017
Gianluca De Stefano offers a breakdown of three widely used inventory financing techniques and the costs and benefits they each present to lenders and borrowers
Trade_Digitisation_Traffic
Feature
30 May 2017
Online marketplaces have the potential to overtake the trade digitisation trend and reinvent trade finance practices along the way, says André Casterman
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Opinion
30 May 2017
As Myanmar opens up its economy to the world, it has a great example to follow in Vietnam but for the sake of both nations' long-term prospects, they must end their overreliance on exporting...
Islamic_Finance
Feature
30 May 2017
The International Trade Centre provides a breakdown of the most widely used Islamic finance structures and how they are best utilised
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News
26 May 2017
The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) has signed a succession of export, development and project finance deals with Burkina Faso, the Gambia, and Mali worth a combined US$705m...
Oil_Field
Feature
22 May 2017
US oil production is set to increase in 2017 following a year-on-year decline in 2016, but cost inflation and efficiency gains could put brakes on the output surge before the year is out, says...
Ataur-Rahman
Face to face
19 May 2017
Ataur Rahman, secretary general of the International Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh, talks to Katharine Morton about the development of trade and banking in Bangladesh
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News
19 May 2017
Citi has appointed Gulru Atak as the new head of its treasury and trade solutions (TTS) Dublin innovation lab. Atak will lead and develop the innovation programme for Citi’s TTS business,...
Indonesia
Opinion
19 May 2017
With infrastructural investment in progress, Indonesia has enormous potential to be a trade powerhouse. In this roundtable in Jakarta, hosted by BNY Mellon, the top banks in the country, investors...
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News
19 May 2017
Nedbank has closed a three-year US$450m senior unsecured term loan facility with a syndicate of banks. The term loan will replace the bank’s US$210m facility signed in 2014, and was nearing...
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Blog
18 May 2017
Achieving a speeding ticket in Jakarta must be quite a feat. Even with a police escort, several bus loads of delegates at the ICC Banking Commission annual conference in Indonesia in April were...
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Feature
18 May 2017
With a robust rate of economic growth, low current account deficit, a conservative fiscal deficit and inflation at a record low, the fundamentals of the Indonesian economy continue to be strong....
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News
18 May 2017
Vote now We are celebrating the 21st Anniversary of Trade & Forfaiting Review and to mark this, we will present 21 Awards for Excellence in Trade, alongside our TFR Fellowship Award for...
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News
16 May 2017
On 16 May, Singapore-based CCRManager announced the launch of an electronic platform that could mark a step change in secondary market liquidity for international trade finance assets. The...
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News
15 May 2017
Natixis has appointed Marc Mourre as senior adviser to expand its client relationships. Mourre will support the bank’s global markets commodities and global energy and commodities financing...
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News
12 May 2017
Spanish oil and gas company Repsol has issued its first green bond, raising €500m. Proceeds from the issue will go towards financing “energy efficiency projects, and low emissions...
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