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Trade Finance Terms: Broker Lines and Facilities

One of the challenges that comes with using deriviatives to manage price risk is the requirement to manage and finance margins, which can be done by using broker lines and margin funding. In this article, we take a look at margining in more detail and also how it can be financed. What is Margining? Margins […]

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Trade Finance Terms: Letters of Credit

In a recent blog we shared a glossary of commodities trading terms, aiming to de-mystify the many terms that are commonly used in the industry. Some of these benefit from a little more explanation so we decided to dive deeper and share some further blogs with you. What is a letter of credit? Letters of […]

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How Coronavirus is Impacting Supply Chains

When Coronavirus took centre stage in January this year, our strategy shifted its focus from analysing the causes to planning for consequences. With the US election, trade wars, Brexit negotiations and the Saudi Arabia/Russia “game of chicken” taking up global conversations, nobody paid enough attention to the level of impact contamination from Covid19 might have […]

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Trade Finance and Corporate Finance: What’s The Difference?

Trade Finance and Corporate Finance – they’re terms you’ve probably heard a lot but if someone asked you to explain the difference, would you be able to? For those of us without a business or finance background or who are new to the commodities or financial sector, it might seem easier to keep quiet. In […]

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