Developments in international markets are constantly opening up new opportunities and growth potential for international trade. Structured trade transactions need a strong and experienced banking partner with an international network to provide financing, risk management and, if necessary, support in both clearing and hedging of FX risks.
Deutsche Bank’s Structured Trade & Export Finance team (STEF) is specialized in tailoring innovative financing solutions by working with export credit agencies (ECAs) and private risk insurers (PRIs) to provide competitive medium and long-term finance packages; by offering performance risk finance using commodities (or other export flows) to enhance performance risk structures and achieve better financing terms and better risk profiles; and by offering customized trade receivable finance to support working capital management.
STEF’s key attributes
- Dedicated presence throughout all major import and export markets
- Leading arranger and underwriter of major syndicated trade and export finance transactions
- Proven ability to develop and arrange innovative trade and export finance solutions
- Excellent contacts with all major multi-lateral and bilateral institutions and export credit agencies
Deutsche Bank works closely with Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) and Private Risk Insurance companies (PRIs). The advantages of an ECA and/ or PRI covered transaction include availability in situations where stand-alone financing would not be feasible; relative long repayment periods, including a grace period; cover in most convertible currencies; fixed interest rate options; security of payments for suppliers; significant country risk mitigation; standardised documentation processes.
Structured Commodity Trade Finance (SCTF)
Structured Commodity Trade Finance (SCTF) at Deutsche Bank covers commodity-collateralised trade-related finance structures in Emerging Markets and in OECD Markets. Commodities covered include exchange-traded commodities across the energy, metals and softs complexes, along with certain mainstream non-exchange traded commodity complexes such as ferrous metals (including across all steel products), ores and tobacco. The core products of SCTF rely on self-liquidating [offshore] cashflows generated from the trading of commodities to support the finance structure and mitigate associated credit and transfer risks.
Syndicated Trade Loans
Deutsche Bank is one of the market leaders in providing corporate and financial institution clients with syndicated trade loans to finance cross-border purchases and/or sales of goods or services. Syndicated Trade Loans are provided by a group of lenders to a borrower. They are structured, arranged, and administered by one or several commercial or investment banks known as arrangers and because they allow the sharing of credit risk between various financial institutions they are a significant source of international financing.
Trade Receivables Finance
Trade Receivables are generated from the sale of goods or services to another company. Trade Receivables Finance enables a company to finance against these trade receivables in order to increase day-to-day cash-flow, improve its ability to fulfill further orders and meet the daily operating costs of the business. Deutsche Bank provides numerous trade receivables finance products and services such as Factoring and Forfaiting to provide you with unique financing opportunities.
Tomorrow, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce plans to
Hold a reception for the Bahrain Banks Association, a trade group for banks operating in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The Bahrain Minister of Finance, Central Bank, and Bahrain Ambassador will be attending, and the event listing invites âbanks and investment firmsâ to attend.
John Kerry and Terrorism
Follow the Money:
Two decades ago, the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) was a highly respected financial titan. In 1987, when its subsidiary helped finance a deal involving Texas oilman George W. Bush, the bank appeared to be a reputable institution, with attractive branch offices, a traveler's check business, and a solid reputation for financing international trade. It had high-powered allies in Washington and boasted relationships with respected figures around the world.
All that changed in early 1988, when John Kerry, then a young senator from Massachusetts, decided to probe the finances of Latin American drug cartels
Banks "catatonic' so consumers don't get TARP
As the new owner of $172.5 billion of preferred shares and warrants in 208 U.S. financial institutions, the Treasury Department hasnât succeeded in thawing frozen credit markets, leaving taxpayers propping up an industry that wonât lend to them.
While inter-bank lending rates have fallen since Congress approved the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program on Oct. 3, most bank lending to consumers remains tight and interest rates high. The average credit-card rate was 14.33 percent on Dec. 16, according to IndexCreditCards.com in Cleveland, almost unchanged from 14
Following your lead: More bad econ news:
" Today in Finance for August 30, 2004
Economic Slowdown Sharper Than Projected
Real GDP increased at an annual rate of 2.8 percent in the second quarter, a significant slowdown from the first quarter's 4.5 percent.
Ed Zwirn, CFO.com
August 30, 2004
The U.S. economy's rate of expansion slowed more sharply in the second quarter than originally projected, according to a report by the Department of Commerce.
Real gross domestic product â the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States â increased at an annual rate of 2