Category Archives: Trade & Commodity Finance

Banks continue to feel pain on Commodity loan deal in China

With all the hoopla surrounding frothy valuations for einvoicing vendors, bear in mind one thing – when you touch an approved invoice, you are playing […]

How Large Commodity companies use Finance to gain Advantage

Big Commodity companies like Cargill, Bunge, Trafigura and Vitol all run very complex financing operations.   For example, Cargill runs an internal Hedge Fund to provide […]

Visibility, Risk, and the Recent China Metals Fraud

I did a recent post talking about how Commodity trade is financed given many of hte traditional European banks losing access to USD deposits, and […]

Commodity Trade Finance – Still the Banks’ Domain

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Commodity trade finance is not something we actively write about, but it is such a key part of world trade that it's important for readers […]