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Structured Commodity Financing: what you need to know

There are a number of ways a company can finance its business, either based on the current balance sheet or on the cash flow produced by the future transactions/utilization... continue reading

TradeSun boosts senior team with flurry of hires

Trade finance technology firm TradeSun has made a raft of senior appointments in North America, Asia Pacific and Europe as the US-based company continues to expand. Kevin Asbell has... continue reading

Bank financing robust despite nickel fraud concerns, Trafigura says

Trafigura says there has not been any structural change in banks’ appetites for financing nickel trading, despite it falling foul of a major fraud scheme as well as wider... continue reading

Commodity management – solving the problems with cotton CTRM

If you work in the cotton industry, you probably know just how challenging it can be to manage its financial and operational risks. From market fluctuations to counterparty and... continue reading

TFG Weekly Trade Briefing, 20th March 2023

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Your Monday morning coffee briefing from TFG: The outlook for trade and investment in 2023 – how the market is changing for trade assets... continue reading

Agiblocks: disruptive technology or steady solution?

We love Agiblocks. No surprises there. In the past, we’ve shared our 5 reasons to choose Agiblocks. We’ve listed 6 signs you might have outgrown your current software solution.... continue reading

Trafigura tops up European revolvers in oversubscribed refinancing

Trafigura has refinanced its European multi-currency syndicated revolving credit facilities (RCFs) for a total of US$5.4bn, in a pair of deals that the commodity trading giant says were “very... continue reading

Global mining giants commit to digital transformation of bulk shipping

Four of the world’s largest metals and mining companies have thrown their weight behind a new initiative by the Baltic and International Maritime Council (Bimco) to boost adoption of... continue reading

Why brands must first address their last-mile challenge to achieve a sustainable future

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), global energy-related CO2 emissions grew by 321 million tonnes in 2022 – reaching a new all-time high – and without the interventions... continue reading

Germany, Italy labelled promise-breakers over lack of Cop26 action

A commitment by dozens of countries and public institutions at the Cop26 summit to end international public finance for fossil fuels is already reaping climate rewards, but failures by... continue reading

OECD Arrangement participants fail to clinch modernisation deals

A meeting of the OECD Arrangement on export credits ended last week without an announcement of a breakthrough on any key planks in its modernisation agenda. The participants to... continue reading

Breaking down the CCUS basins

CALGARY, Alberta (March 15, 2023) — Enverus Intelligence Research (EIR), a subsidiary of Enverus, the most trusted energy-dedicated SaaS platform, has released another report utilizing the company’s ESG and... continue reading

Ukraine grain deal faces fresh uncertainty as Russia struggles with agri exports

The potential renewal of the Black Sea Grain Initiative is again facing doubt and confusion, with Russia seeking a shorter-term arrangement unless payment issues affecting its agricultural exports are... continue reading

eBL interoperability: Help or hindrance for global adoption?

As efforts towards attaining 100% worldwide adoption of the electronic bill of lading (eBL) gain momentum, significant emphasis is being placed on the need for interoperability between different platforms... continue reading

Finastra launches service to track performance targets of sustainability-linked loans

Fintech firm Finastra has launched an automated solution aimed at helping banks streamline sustainability-linked lending. ESG Service is designed to manage the key performance indicators (KPIs) and ESG pricing... continue reading

Watch: A Conversation with Brighann Cotton

Brighann Cotton provide a range of cotton services across ginning, warehousing, shipping and marketing. From a successful background in Australian farming, the company expanded its reach and added offices... continue reading

VIDEO | Lord Holmes – the enactment of the Electronic Trade Documents Bill, what next?

Trade finance might not be the most common topic you hear discussed while out at a pub, but Lord Holmes and Trade Finance Global (TFG) agree; trade finance is... continue reading

The outlook for trade and investment in 2023 – how the market is changing for trade assets

This past week, Trade Finance Global (TFG) stopped by the inaugural ITFA and BCR: Trade & Investment Forum 2023 to learn more about making trade an investible asset class.... continue reading

ING joins Rabobank in cutting trade finance for oil and gas over climate

ING has vowed to trim the volume of oil and gas trading it finances in a bid to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century. The Dutch bank... continue reading

Commodity trade finance in the new normal: The way forward

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes After COVID-19, the commodity trade finance industry experienced a period of great recovery. Trade finance covers a broad range of financing arrangements for the... continue reading

Viterra secures sustainability-linked trade finance facility from DBS

Singapore’s DBS has provided a US$50mn trade finance facility to Glencore subsidiary Viterra, linked to sustainable sourcing of palm oil products. Under the working capital loan, Viterra will receive... continue reading