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18 January 2023

WISTA and PwC’s gender diversity whitepaper: More momentum is needed

WISTA and PwC’s survey into gender diversity and equality in the Swiss commodities industry has crucially identified a gender gap in perception when it comes to equality...

14 December 2022

TXF weekly: Another year in commodities and natural resources

From the post-pandemic rebound to Russia’s war on Ukraine, which exacerbated the already troublesome energy crisis, 2022 has been an eventful year for the commodities and...

09 November 2022
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Metals and Mining, Other

TXF Geneva: Commodity finance and natural resources

This week the who’s who of the commodity trade finance industry gather at TXF Geneva to discuss a market facing significant economic and geopolitical headwinds - but also...

28 September 2022
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Infrastructure

TXF APAC Commodities and natural resources: Top takeaways

Back in physical format for the first time since 2019, TXF APAC opened the floor to a day of long-awaited and lively discussions. Here are this years top takeaways.

10 August 2022

TXF APAC: Rebranding Commodity Finance and Natural Resources

With only five weeks to go until TXF APAC: Commodity Finance and Natural Resources in Singapore, here’s some of the highlights that attendees can look forward to, and why...

06 July 2022
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Metals and Mining

Commodity finance: How can the ‘S’ in ESG be measured?

There’s been a lot of doubt around whether the ‘S’ in ‘ESG’ can be tangibly, efficiently, and inexpensively measured. But with ES³G’s social scoring app piloting in the...

13 June 2022
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Metals and Mining

Ground net zero?

Growth of metals and rare earths mining is crucial to building out the renewables infrastructure required to meet the Paris climate goals. But short-termism and liquidity...

01 June 2022

Metals and mining at the crucial sustainability crossroads

In the push to decarbonisation and achieving greater sustainability, the metals and mining sector is very much in the spotlight. Many of the challenges are uphill and...

25 May 2022
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Other

TXF Global Commodity Finance 2022: The top takeaways

After two days of content and networking in Amsterdam, TXF presents the hot takes of TXF Global Commodity Finance 2022!

11 May 2022

One step beyond: New UK trade digitisation legislation on track

Trade digitisation has taken a big step forward globally with the announcement that the UK’s Electronic Trade Documents Bill is on its way to becoming law. What’s the...

28 April 2022
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Other

The harsh reality of the weaponisation of trade

With the war in Ukraine about to enter its third month, there is no sign of Russian military aggression abating. At the same time, turning off the gas tap to Poland and...

20 April 2022
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Renewables, Transport

TXF Global Commodity Finance 2022: It’s a gas

To celebrate the launch of the events platform, and the fact we are three weeks out from TXF Global Commodity Finance 2022, TXF’s Aife Howse gets the inside scoop from...

19 April 2022

TXF Global Commodities 2022: Commodity prices and geopolitics

Kicking off the launch of the TXF Global Commodities 2022 events platform, TXF's Aife Howse speaks to Melinda Moore, CEO of Clean Mining, on the rise of commodities...

06 April 2022
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Chemicals/Petrochemicals, Infrastructure, Manufacturing & equipment, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Other, Power, Renewables, Transport

Emergency liquidity: Commodity traders struggle to stay buoyant

The recent commodity trader rush for emergency liquidity from relationship lenders to meet margin calls has met with a predictable response - credit lines are still open...

23 March 2022
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Other

Commodity Finance Data Report 2021: A first glimpse

The Commodity Finance Data Report 2021, which comprises an in-depth overview of commercial loans in the commodities industry, was published this week. Here are some of...

02 March 2022
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Chemicals/Petrochemicals, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Other, Power, Renewables

TXF Intelligence: Market sentiment in 2021 was uncertain

Data from TXF's Global Commodity Trade Finance Research Report 2021 shows that market sentiment was uncertain, but more so for corporates

23 February 2022
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Metals and Mining

Rio Tinto’s workplace report shows toxic culture prevails

The publishing of some shocking statistics in Rio Tinto’s Report into workplace culture has sparked a much-needed discussion around the necessity of a cultural re-haul –...

17 February 2022

Why can't commodity traders be more ESG transparent?

At the end of 2021, Bunge closed an amendment and extension of its ESG-tied loan, boasting more ambitious KPIs and a higher margin reduction if sustainability goals are...

16 February 2022
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Metals and Mining

Shalina Resources: The offtake impact

In securing a $600 million loan from Trafigura to finance its mining operations in the DRC, producer Shalina Resources is not only using secondary bank financing in a...

07 February 2022
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Chemicals/Petrochemicals, Oil & gas

Sullivan: A new guide to risk management in trade, export and commodity finance

Sam Fowler-Holmes, partner, and Jacqueline Cook, senior knowledge development lawyer, trade and export finance, kick off Sullivan's first seminar of 2022.

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