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Falling oil prices push political risk

Falling oil prices push political risk

Oil producing countries have experienced a rise in political risk, finds Aon’s 2015 political risk map, which focuses on emerging markets.

Only seven countries managed to reduce risk compared to last year, while the commodity price decline was a common factor in most of the 12 countries that were downgraded. Oil prices may be stabilising at around US$60 a barrel, but the impact of the steep price drop was felt across many producing countries outside the GCC, particularly in Africa and Latin America.

Swift beefs up sanctions screening

Swift beefs up sanctions screening

Swift has added a new “peer assessment” function to its Sanctions Testing service.

ANZ report: Aus export earnings to fall

ANZ report: Aus export earnings to fall

Cumulative export earnings from iron ore, coal, and LNG will be A$110bn lower than previously forecast to about A$640bn.

Bolero opens office in Singapore

Bolero opens office in Singapore

Electronic trade finance solution provider Bolero opened a new office in Singapore on March 4.

Cotti replacement named

Cotti replacement named

Pravin Advani has been named as head of global trade & loan products at JP Morgan, GTR has learned.

Jan/Feb 2015

The German question

The German question

For the first time in a lifetime, fears were raised last year over the health of Germany’s exports sector. Finbarr Bermingham asks whether we should start to get worried.

Feeding the biomasses

Feeding the biomasses

Biomass is valued in the renewable energy mix for its constant supply, but small, local plants close to their feedstock remain the easiest to finance, writes Sarah Rundell.

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Highlighting excellence in the trade, commodity, supply chain and export finance markets. Deadline for submissions is January 12.

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