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Trade Finance - November 2011

11 November 2011

Highlight from the November 2011 print edition of Trade Finance Magazine.

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Trade Finance November 2011 

The Basel Committee has relaxed Basel II regulations for trade finance. Bankers have welcomed the measures, but many are disappointed that the changes are not more substantive. Dickon Harris asks if the recent announcement represents a missed opportunity for trade finance.


Trade regulation – opinion column: Working together?
Alexander Malaket provides opinion to the recent Basel Committee rulings and assesses the impact within the international trade finance community.

Trade regulation -  The great trade finance dislocation
John Ahearn, global head of trade at Citi, spoke at the recent BAFT-IFSA conference in New York about Basel III’s impact on trade and related financial sectors with reference to the European debt crisis.

Trade regulation – the OECD and China: Will China ever join?
John Geddie considers how likely it is that China will change its insular approach to economic policy.

US Ex-Im –Take-Out option: Taking the option out
US Ex-Im has put its Take-Out option product under review as the European debt crisis forces banks to utilise it. Oliver O’Connell examines the scene.

Berne Union – AGM report: Raising concerns
Berne Union members raise concerns about banks struggling to fund transactions.

Export credit – rail financing: Locomotion to a new tune
John Geddie considers what changes ECAs can make to keep their train manufacturers competitive.

Islamic trade finance – HSBC Amanah: A refined tool
Oliver O’Connell speaks with Yakub Bobat, global head of HSBC Amanah commercial banking.

Sub-Saharan Africa – trade finance: Africa is calling
Africa trade finance is undergoing a quiet revolution. Helen Castell assesses the scene.

Deal analysis – Cocobod: A record PXF syndication
Dickon Harris reviews this year’s financing for the Ghana Cocoa Board.

Global head interview –Sekete Mokgehle, Nedbank: Exciting prospects
Jonathan Bell talks with Sekete Mokgehle, head of GSTCF at Nedbank.

Conference report – GEF Berlin: Industry resilience
John Geddie looks at the topics that dominated the agenda at the 12th Annual Global Export Finance Conference in Berlin.


New CEO for China Sonangol
ABN opens new ECT finance offices
Russian ECA charter approved
ANZ hires Rathvon for resources

UniCredit in landmark PXF deal
Rusal draws in more banks
SUEK signs jumbo financing
Energy traders draw a crowd

Banks commit to Qatar’s Barzan
US Ex-Im posts record results
HSBC in landmark Iraq deal
Aussie coal terminal financed

DMCC vamps warehouse receipts
CNH rolls out Russia programme

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