On Trade and Development

Commodity trade and Finance Michael Tamvakis

The Trade & Commodity Finance business unit brings together Rabobank’s long term expertise in agricultural commodities, as well as energy and metals finance. Our aim is to be a one-stop trade flow solution provider. In-depth product knowledge, embedded in a global branch network, forms the basis of our professional support for all your international trade transactions. A range of specialised products can be tailor-made to suit the individual requirements of our clients.

Commodity Finance

Short term financing provided to international (multi-) commodity trading companies, commodity producers in industrialised countries and market players involved in oil and gas, metals and minerals and agri-commodities.

  • Self liquidating transactional finance
  • Borrowing base and collateral pooling arrangements
  • Ownership based (off-balance sheet) lending
  • In-port, in-pipe and on-rail finance
  • Documentary credits and guarantees
  • Country-risk coverage tools

Structured Commodity Finance

Medium and long term, tailor made, mainly cross-border and performance related finance to producers and exporters based in industrialised countries as well as in emerging markets with limited or no access to capital market products.

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Cap and trade. Right.

by experience_counts2

Old news but worth repeating because the politicians keep talking this shit. Remember dotcoms? Remember weekly refinancing for 125% of home equity? Meet the next game called cap and trade. $7B USD magically disappears and no one is accountable.
Flying below the American radar, a tax scandal has been rocking the global carbon markets. Ironically, it is emanating from Copenhagen, the city that six months ago hosted the world's largest climate summit

New Zealand

by isthatajoke

Since 1984, successive governments have engaged in major macroeconomic restructuring, transforming New Zealand from a highly protectionist and regulated economy to a liberalised free-trade economy. These changes are commonly known as Rogernomics and Ruthanasia after Finance Ministers Roger Douglas and Ruth Richardson. A recession began after the 1987 share market crash and caused unemployment to reach 10% in the early 1990s. Subsequently the economy recovered and New Zealand’s unemployment rate reached a record low of 3

A "bailout" answer that protects you and me

by Ted_E_Boy

How Wall Street Can Bail Itself Out Without Destroying The Dollar
by Thom Hartmann
For Grover "Drown Government In The Bathtub" Norquist, this bailout deal will work out very well. At a proposed cost of $4,780 per taxpayer, it'll further the David Stockman strategy of so indebting us that the next president won't have the luxury of even thinking of new social spending (expanding health care, social security, education, infrastructure, etc.); taxes will even have to be raised just to pay for the bailout. It'll debase our currency, driving up commodity prices and interest rates, which will benefit the Investor Class while further impoverishing the pesky Middle Class, rendering them less prone to protest (because they're so busy working trying to pay off their debt)

Hedge funds fuel international banks  — Miami Today
He noted that the association's member banks are active in correspondent banking, trade finance and international wealth management/private banking services.

Commodity Trade and Finance. Informa Law from Routledge. 2007.
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