TXF Global 2022: Export, Agency & Project Finance
We’re taking the global export roadshow to Lisbon! Join us on the 7th & 8th June 2022 for another unmissable hybrid event. Deal makers from across the globe are attending in force. Don't miss out...
An increase in Chinese business combined with improved commodity prices, greater availability of offshore debt and improved performances mean the traditional Asia commodity finance summer lull is not just late - it is not going to happen.
The changes that technology will bring to the commodities space are manifold. What can commodity trade finance expect from new technology and, more importantly, is it ready for it?
AML requirements are getting tighter and more costly for banks. But uptake of cost-cutting technology is slow – and for once it is regulators rather than banks that are hindering the process. Banks want direction and regulators do not appear to be providing it.
Despite being structured during what bankers are calling the project finance equivalent of a perfect storm, the sponsors of Coral FLNG have pulled off Africa's largest ever project borrowing and an FLNG first - and with a long tenor and competitive pricing to match.
The news that Glencore and Bunge have held informal talks about a ‘possible consensual business combination’ is the latest signal that the pace of consolidation in agri-trading is going to pick up. And there is little pure traders can do about it.