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Trade finance dichotomy

We live in an increasingly polarized world, and trade finance is no exception. The good old days when banks were able and willing to support a wide spectrum of exporters, importers, and traders are gone. Today, most lenders are chasing the same client: a...

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Формирование банковских резервов в целевом финансировании ВЭД (Международные банковские операции)

Среди российских банков распространено убеждение, что заниматься целевым финансированием ВЭД невыгодно из-за высоких кредитных рисков и низкой эффективности использования капитала в условиях ценовой конкуренции с международными банками. На самом деле этот подход...

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Фонды торгового финансирования (Банки и деловой мир)

Для внешнеэкономической деятельности экспортерам и торговым компаниям нужны значительные оборотные средства. В случае недостатка традиционных форм банковского кредитования на выручку приходит торговое финансирование, позволяющее заемщикам увеличить базу и снизить...

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Who’s next to finance Russian exports? (TXF)

The Russian economy depends on exports of natural resources and commodities. The Federal Statistics Service reports that these accounted for half a trillion dollars in 2013, or 93% of all export revenues. Oil, gas, and petroleum products fetched $377bn followed by...

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Финансирование экспорта: двигатель роста или упущенная возможность? (Банковское дело)

В 2013 году российский экспорт сырья и продукции низкого передела составил полтриллиона долларов, или 93% всех внешнеторговых доходов. Поставки нефти, газа и нефтепродуктов принесли 377 млрд долларов, черных и цветных металлов — 55 млрд, продукции химической...

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Exporting with confidence

As all businesses expanding beyond national boundaries learn, global market opportunities go hand in hand with intrinsic risks. Whether one is aware or not, SMEs operating in foreign markets are routinely exposed to many risks. Examples include:   ·        Price...

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My cargo, my bond (Trade and Forfaiting Review)

As more customs bonded warehouses spring up around the globe, exporters may benefit from a new tool to manage the counterparty performance and credit risks. Consider the following situation as an example:   Two parties enter into an international sales contract that...

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Choppy waters

At first glance, the global shipping industry may appear to be regulated and organized. A number of international organizations and industry associations—the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC),...

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Embracing international business

If you produce a commodity product for export but don’t consider trade as your “core” business, chances are that you outsource international sales and distribution to third parties. This setup may have perfectly worked for a time, but one day you may get confronted with the following challenges:

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