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UKEF debuts GE agreement with $500m Petrobras deal
UKEF debuts GE agreement with $500m Petrobras deal
Max Thompson
19 January 2016

Inaugurating its recent financing agreement with US multinational industrial conglomerate General Electric (GE), Britain's export credit agency UK Export Finance (UKEF) has backed a buyer's credit facility for Brazil's state-owned oil company, Pertrobras, to fund the purchase of UK-manufactured oil and gas services equipment.

ICBC Standard hires ex-Trafigura executive as base metals trading head
19 January 2016

More pain ahead for commodities, hedge funds warn

£60bn wipeout: UK mining stocks crushed over 6 months
18 January 2016

2016 – The year of monkey business
2016 – The year of monkey business
Jonathan Bell
15 January 2016

As we drive into 2016, some fundamental issues are hitting the market. This latest blog looks at shipping, oil, and Iran and assesses what influences they may be having within trade and project finance.

Trafigura expects lower rates in $4.28bn RCF refinancing
15 January 2016

Glencore launches early refinancing of $8.45bn loan
15 January 2016

Emerging markets to feel further pain from waning oil price
Emerging markets to feel further pain from waning oil price
Max Thompson
14 January 2016

Developing markets are likely to experience further economic backlashes this year from the floundering price of oil. Severe energy price shock was named as one of top five risks with the greatest potential impact in 2016 by the World Economic Forum's (WEC) annual Global Risks Report, which was released today ahead of the WEC’s renowned Davos conference later this month.

Puma Energy closes private placement transaction
14 January 2016

New trader Concord Resources aims big
13 January 2016

Noble Energy boosts financial flexibility with debt refinancing
12 January 2016

Glencore debt swaps hit six-year high
12 January 2016

Trafigura names Tan Chin Hwee as Asia Pacific CEO
12 January 2016

Noble Group sees rating cut to junk
8 January 2016

Cocoa prices could tumble in 2016 as surplus hits
8 January 2016

Australia set for record trade deficit as commodities slump
8 January 2016

Trade Finance Solutions provides ABL to petroleum group
7 January 2016

India scraps export duty on iron ore pellets

Iran electricity exports to Pakistan set to rocket
6 January 2016

Key financing source for miners is depleted
4 January 2016

Vitol inaugurates US shale oil exports
4 January 2016

CACIB and FMO team to finance Argentinean grain port
CACIB and FMO team to finance Argentinean grain port
Jonathan Bell
1 January 2016

Crédit Agricole CIB (CACIB) and the Dutch development bank FMO, have combined to arrange and provide a $32.5 million facility for the construction of a green-field grain terminal in Quequén, Agrentina. The A/B structure financing is part of an overall $65 million port project.

Year in review: commodity financing
Year in review: commodity financing
Jonathan Bell
28 December 2015

Jonathan Bell, TXF’s Editor in Chief, picks his favourite commodity financing stories from 2015.

Kaizen Discovery signs MoU for Peru copper-gold project
23 December 2015

Trafigura to buy refined products from Russia's Rosneft
22 December 2015

Libya's eastern oil group set to sign six deals
21 December 2015

Total, Vitol, Trafigura win Nigeria oil contracts
18 December 2015

Glencore: An existential crisis
Glencore: An existential crisis
Oliver Gordon
17 December 2015

After its IPO in 2011, commodities behemoth Glencore appeared a few years shy of gaining special-observer status at the UN. Today, its stock sits at around a sixth of the price and financial analysts are queuing round the corner to put the boot in. Ollie Gordon assesses whether Glencore’s fall from grace is all as it seems, and what lessons commodity trading houses can learn from the company’s experiences.

US set to lift 40-year ban on oil exports
17 December 2015

Trafigura's Nyrstar deal is cleared by commission
17 December 2015

RCMA takes over trading arm of UK's Plexus Cotton
17 December 2015

Commodity investor interviews: INOKS Capital calls for a more institutional approach
Commodity investor interviews: INOKS Capital calls for a more institutional approach
Helen Castell
16 December 2015

In part three of our interview series, TXF’s Helen Castell talks to INOKS Capital chief executive Nabil Marc Abdul-Massih about the importance of regulation and his concern that some trade finance investors don’t understand the risks.

Messerschmidt leaves Commerzbank to start SCF business at AKA
Messerschmidt leaves Commerzbank to start SCF business at AKA
Hesham Zakai
15 December 2015

Commerzbank’s head of structured commodity trade finance (SCTF) Mario Messerschmidt has brought to an end his fifteen-year tenure at the bank, announcing his departure effective on December 31.

Traders cash in amid oil price plunge
15 December 2015

BPL Global appoints new managing directors
14 December 2015

Glencore shares surge on debt-trimming plan
14 December 2015

Trafigura's annual net profit rises to $1.1bn
14 December 2015

Pulling the levers of the global economy: Inside the commodity trader Vitol
14 December 2015

Hiren Singharay departs from Standard Chartered
Hiren Singharay departs from Standard Chartered
Jonathan Bell
11 December 2015

Hiren Singharay, managing director, syndications – Europe, Middle East, Africa and South Asia - for Standard Chartered has decided to leave the bank and the commercial banking sector after 43 years in the industry. He will continue to work in various advisory roles in the financial sector.

Commodity investor interviews: Scipion Capital - taking on the traders
Commodity investor interviews: Scipion Capital - taking on the traders
Helen Castell
10 December 2015

In part two of our interview series, TXF’s Helen Castell talks to Scipion Capital vice president Ben Storrs about how trade finance funds and specialist commodity investors are offering an alternative to global traders’ supply chain finance and plugging a gap that local African banks can no longer fill.

Glencore plans even bigger debt cuts amid price crisis
10 December 2015

Vitol buys stake in asphalt trader Sargeant Marine
9 December 2015

Global trade set for bumper 2016, says HSBC
Global trade set for bumper 2016, says HSBC
Judith Fagelson
8 December 2015

Global trade looks set to experience a tentative recovery, according to the Global Trade Forecast released by HSBC this morning.

Commodity investor interviews: Barak Fund Management – making commodity deals bankable
Commodity investor interviews: Barak Fund Management – making commodity deals bankable
Helen Castell
7 December 2015

Barak founder Jean Craven talks to TXF’s Helen Castell about opportunities in African agri, how trade finance funds complement bank finance and about Barak’s plans to move into longer-dated lending.

What now for Olam after Chanrai retires?
4 December 2015

Croatian oil and gas group INA seals RCF
4 December 2015

US aluminium group Kaiser renews $300m RCF
4 December 2015

Vitol in $3bn prepayment for KazMunayGas
3 December 2015

Third Party Funding (TPF) in litigation – at what cost to the non-funded party?
Third Party Funding (TPF) in litigation – at what cost to the non-funded party?
Gilles Thieffry
2 December 2015

GTLaw recently won a major arbitration victory for an international oil-trading house over the alleged breach of an oil supply and processing contract. The damages claimed were well in excess of $100 million. The insolvent Claimant was funded by third-party funders and represented by a major international law firm specialised in litigation.

Oil and gas group Bellatrix sees borrowing base cut
2 December 2015