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 for the biggest trading credits. But at the smaller end of the market the credit squeeze is getting very tough.
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Within the area of political violence insurance, the concepts of terrorism and war are widely discussed, but often poorly understood. Zoe Towndrow, practice lead, political violence at BPL Global, examines the complexities of the policy wordings and reveals how banks and sponsors can ensure project finance deals are suitably covered for adverse geopolitical events
The issue of critical mineral supply is widening as more countries consider putting in place a policy or strategy to maximise domestic and international value. Such policies will create genuine opportunities for mining and processing companies, commodity traders and support from banks, ECAs and DFIs.
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 TXF’s commodities events have rebranded to focus more on physical trade flows.