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Ebola impacts mining and agribusiness

Ebola impacts mining and agribusiness

Mining and agriculture are two industries that stand to be most affected by the continued spread of Ebola in West Africa, GTR has learnt.

The outbreak of the disease is forcing firms to question the profitability of mining projects in the worst affected countries. Harvests will also be impacted as the epidemic impacts the planting season, predicts strategic risk advisor at consultancy firm Veritas International, Elizabeth Stephens.

Efic’s SME lending red tape removed

Efic’s SME lending red tape removed

The Australian government has announced amendments to the Export Finance and Insurance Corporate Act, which will allow Efic to fund more SMEs directly.

Gunvor launches new RCF syndication

Gunvor launches new RCF syndication

Gunvor has announced the launch of a syndication of a US$900mn revolving credit facility (RCF) to finance the trader’s working capital.

 

Exclusive: RBS head joins CBA

Exclusive: RBS head joins CBA

GTR can exclusively reveal that CBA has appointed Hanspeter Rellstab as executive director of trade asset management.

Betts snapped up by HSBC

Betts snapped up by HSBC

HSBC has appointed Andrew Betts as its new regional head of GTRF in the UK and continental Europe.

Sept/Oct 2014

Whale watching

Whale watching

A commodities financing scandal in China has shed some light on the murky underbelly of its collateral trade, which some fear is fuelling bubbles in China’s economy. Finbarr Bermingham reports.

Taking the temperature of trade

Taking the temperature of trade

As the world of regulation heats up, GTR gathered its editorial board to measure the impact on the banking, legal and insurance industries.

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