Cover: Global Impact Of US Energy Boom

THE NEW OIL RUSH   By Michael Shari   As the US inches closer to its elusive goal of energy independence, the economic ripple effect promises to leave no region or industry of the world untouched.   Few would argue ...

Awards: Best Trade Finance Banks 2012

ANNUAL SURVEY AND AWARDS: LIQUIDITY AND REGULATIONS SQUEEZE TRADE FINANCE   By Gordon Platt   The global economy is threatened by a shortage of financing for international trade, as banks reassess their business models.   The availability and cost of ...

Sector Report: Commodities

COMMODITIES TEST THE BORDERS OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCE   By Michael Shari   Commodity producers are turning to specialized banks that are willing to take multiple layers of risk in private deals.   Great ideas are born at times like these. ...

The Stars Of China: Companies

By Thomas Clouse COMPANIES AUTOMOBILES Chery International After years of torrid growth, China’s automobile market slowed significantly this year, with light vehicle sales up only 5% year-on-year in the first eight months, according to figures from J.D. Power. Chery International, ...

Roundtable: Supply Chain Finance

COLLABORATION GROWS   Moderated by Anita Hawser   Companies and their banks are working together to develop finance solutions encompassing the entire supply chain.   Anita Hawser: How are current market conditions impacting the development of Supply Chain Finance (SCF)? ...

Sector Report: Mining

GO WITH GOLD   By Michael Shari   Runaway gold prices are empowering mining companies to finance themselves—and forcing banks to innovate, providing opportunities for investors that are willing to take on more complex risk.   Kinross Gold has sworn off ...

Trade & Supply Chain Finance 2011

WEATHERING THE STORM   Following the 2008 financial crisis, trade finance was a term often uttered in the upper echelons of global political circles. Treasury secretaries bandied the term around at G20 meetings, stressing the importance of keeping the wheels ...

Awards: Best In Supply Chain Finance

ANNUAL SURVEY: SUPPORTING ROLE   By Anita Hawser   Banks and nonbanks are driving steady growth in both the volume and the sophistication of supply chain finance.   The global financial crisis provided a “light bulb” moment for many buyers ...

Going Under

COVER STORY: THE NEW OIL SHOCK   By Michael Shari   Triggered by street battles in OPEC member states and exacerbated by news of radiation leaking from Japanese nuclear reactors, the oil shock threatens to derail the world’s economic recovery. ...