Trade & commodity finance

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Face to face
9 May 2017
Diana Smallridge talks to Katharine Morton about the progress of ECAs and how they can balance the three-legged stool of sustainably financing and supporting exporters, while not crowding out banks...
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News
9 May 2017
Acron has signed a five-year pre-export finance facility with a value of up to US$750m. The funds will go towards refinancing the outstanding balance of US$468.2m from the “syndicated...
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News
9 May 2017
The IMF has increased its growth forecast for the Asia Pacific region to 5.5%, up from 5.3% forecast in the October 2016 World Economic Outlook. Stimulus policies in the two largest economies in...
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News
8 May 2017
Glencore has signed a one-year US$7.3bn revolving credit facility (RCF) with a club of 56 banks. The facility launched at US$5bn and was oversubscribed, raising US$8.5bn before being scaled back...
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News
8 May 2017
Metalloinvest has signed a dual tranche US$1.05bn pre-export finance (PXF) facility, with an option to raw an additional US$450m. The facility has a US$800m five-year tranche with a three-year...
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Opinion
5 May 2017
Are export credit agencies competing with or complementing the private sector? How much of the slack can they pick up post-derisking? And how far should their remits be pushed? Panellists at the...
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Feature
5 May 2017
The Global Supply Chain Finance Forum and its member organisations, BAFT, EBA, FCI, ICC and ITFA, released the 'Standard Definitions for Techniques of Supply Chain Finance' in February...
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Feature
5 May 2017
Enrico Camerinelli and Mike Walker look at what emerging technologies, digitisation and changing demands from banks and corporates are doing to refresh the dated supply chain finance ecosystem
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Feature
5 May 2017
Financing trade is increasingly seen as an element within corporates' holistic working capital and liquidity management solutions. Katharine Morton explores the changing SCF landscape from the...
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Feature
5 May 2017
As global economic uncertainty has risen, so too has the relevance and attractiveness of export credit agencies. Have they now reached the peak of their activity, or is there more to come?...
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News
1 May 2017
Allen & Overy (A&O) has promoted Catherine Lang-Anderson (pictured) and Tom Longmuir to counsel, who are both part of the firm’s trade commodities and export finance group. Lang-...
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Feature
28 April 2017
Campofrio Food Group’s treasury and investor relations director, Luis Montesinos Ballesteros, talks to Katharine Morton about how his company has put working capital and cash management at...
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Technology Update
28 April 2017
Mizuho Financial Group, Mizuho Bank and IBM Japan have joined the pursuit to digitising trade and trade finance using blockchain technology. The trio have set their sights on building a...
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Opinion
28 April 2017
Adnan Yıldırım, the new CEO of Turk Eximbank, speaks to Katharine Morton about his plans to build on Turkey's reputation as an exporter of consumer goods and how regional instability is...
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News
27 April 2017
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has completed a US$4bn three-year global benchmark bond issue. The bond has a coupon rate of 1.625% and a maturity date of 5 May 2020, with proceeds from the...
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News
26 April 2017
Joerg Motel has become country CEO ASEAN and head of corporates international at Commerzbank in Singapore, moving from his role as head of FI sales Asia in the German bank. Having previously...
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News
20 April 2017
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has signed a project finance facility with Swiss Export Risk Insurance (SERV) and Euler Hermes, worth approximately US$700m. The package is made up of a dual tranche US$...
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Opinion
20 April 2017
Trade is on the cusp of deep changes. And so too is trade finance as we know it. Interestingly, this major evolution is not raising many eyebrows and the world seems to be largely unconcerned. So...
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