IFC's Structured Trade Commodity Finance initiative is a collaborative solution to maintain and extend the availability of financing for the trade of critical commodities in emerging markets. Under this initiative, IFC can provide commodity-based financing across part or all of the trade value chain - from logistics to purchase and sale of commodities - with relatively predictable cash flows.
This product takes a project-by-project approach to provide liquidity and risk mitigation for primarily real sector beneficiaries including processors, importers, and distributors primarily in the agricultural and energy sectors. Projects typically consist of a secured revolving short-term trade facility, with a bank partner acting as facility and security agent managing the daily operations and doing documentary verification and control.
While the Critical Commodities Finance Program requires a diversified portfolio of obligors across various markets and sectors, the Structured Trade Commodity Finance initiative can be used for a single obligor operating in one or more countries.
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The panic hasn't even started!
As ordinary citizens with no power over the levers of policy, we watch from the sidelines, and weep. The whole global economy has tipped into a downward spiral. Trade and output are contracting at rates that outstrip the leisurely depression of the 1930s. Debt deflation has simply washed over the drastic measures taken by governments everywhere.
Judging by the latest Merrill Lynch survey of fund managers, investors have a touching faith that China is going to rescue us all and re-ignite the commodity boom
Get ready for higher long term interest rates
Higher U.S. interest rates will be due to:
1. Higher inflation; cheaper dollar. T-buyers are demanding a higher
interest rate to compensate for inflation and the falling dollar.This
inflation is caused by higher world commodity prices and is outside
control by the Fed Reserve.
2. Foreign sovereign funds are pulling out of U.S. Treasuries. The
Chinese economics minister and OPEC spokesman and others have already
announced this pull back Foreigners, who own more than half of our $9.5