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12 July 2018

Trade wars: Is the answer blowing in the wind?

TXF's head of trade, treasury and risk Katharine Morton mulls the implications of the accelerating trade wars on the fundamentals of relationships between global powers.

09 July 2018

Don’t hobble the LC: A treasurer’s lament

The LC remains a great tool for international trade, one international treasurer tells TXF, as long as it’s not hobbled by the banks. And unless some things change – it...

01 July 2018
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Chemicals/Petrochemicals, Infrastructure, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Power, Renewables, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

Trade wars: Potential impacts and implications

Since US President Donald Trump’s protectionist push has sparked the promise of reciprocal retaliation from the EU, China, and Canada, TXF's Katharine Morton, head of...

27 June 2018

Corporate perspective: Chipita – treasury and trade in metamorphosis

Marianna Polykrati is group treasurer of Chipita SA, which is a Greek multinational snacks provider headquartered in the aptly named town of Metamorphosis, north of...

20 June 2018

Sunny with the chance of showers? Insuring the future of commodity trade

The commodity trading landscape is changing, as are the needs to insure risk by both commodity traders and producers. Katharine Morton spoke to brokers, insurers and the...

11 June 2018

Why trade finance is soaring at ADB

Trade finance business is booming at the Asian Development Bank. Katharine Morton spoke to Steven Beck, the ADB’s head of trade and supply chain finance, at the ICC...

31 May 2018

Beyond the wild west in factoring

Peter Mulroy, Secretary General of FCI spoke to Katharine Morton at the ICC banking commission annual meeting in Miami about how trust is helping factoring move beyond...

23 May 2018

Trade risk: Two measures in one

TXF’s Katharine Morton caught up with Daniel Schmand, chair of the ICC Banking Commission and global head of trade finance at Deutsche Bank, at the ICC Annual Meeting in...

18 May 2018

Beyond the wild west in factoring (24 mins)

Peter Mulroy, Secretary General of FCI spoke to Katharine Morton at the ICC banking commission annual meeting in Miami about how trust is helping factoring move beyond...

16 May 2018
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Infrastructure, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Power, Renewables, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

Financing international trade: FIT for purpose?

A call for action. How to get FIT for trade, treasury and risk (without any physical exercise)

09 May 2018
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Infrastructure, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Power, Renewables, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

The dog that didn’t bark: Is derisking over?

The hush that has fallen over the banking markets about derisking correspondent banking relations could be read as meaning derisking is the dog that didn’t bark. Is...

08 May 2018

ICC’s Schmand: Focus on non-financial risk measurement before saying trade finance is low risk (12 mins)

Daniel Schmand, chair of the ICC Banking Commission and global head of trade finance at Deutsche Bank caught up with TXF’s Katharine Morton at the ICC Annual Meeting in...

01 May 2018

Crown Agents: Trad knit with new patterns giving challengers the needle

Albert Maasland, CEO of Crown Agents Bank, explains what it takes to be a challenger bank that is 200 years old, and how the lender will still be “sticking to its...

27 April 2018
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Infrastructure, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Power, Renewables, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

PRA deadline fuels post-Brexit fears for London trade insurance market

Take note of the looming consultation deadlines by the UK regulator on unfunded credit protection. What may look esoteric could change the trade insurance market – and...

21 March 2018

Trade protectionism: No showstopper for global trade growth

Globalisation is evolving – not going away. Vinay Mendonca talks to TXF about the deeper factors at play behind a bullish outlook from corporates to trade growth in...

13 March 2018

Why trade finance is soaring at ADB (16 mins)

Trade finance business is booming at the Asian Development Bank. Katharine Morton spoke to Steven Beck, the ADB’s head of trade and supply chain finance, at the ICC...

07 February 2018
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Oil & gas

Expert views: Understanding oil prices, a tale of two charts

In the first of a regular column on the commodities markets, Jean-François Lambert, CEO of Lambert Commodities reflects on crude oil dynamics

29 June 2015

OPIC provides loan for Jamaican solar energy project

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has signed a $47 million loan to support the development of the Clarendon solar photovoltaic facility in Jamaica. The...