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labelAll Posts todayMay 4, 2022

Access to Capital: Where Can I Get Financed?

• How have events in Ukraine impacted the global market for commodity trade finance? • Should investors & lenders fear the ‘structured LC’ or are they an important part of the mix, if done ‘correctly’? • Is traditional financing still feasible for SMEs? What alternative finance mechanisms/ routes are available? ...

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labelAll Posts todayMay 3, 2022

From Globalisation to Localisation?

• Exploring the drivers of localising supply chains: sustainability, volatility, disruption. • Reduction in choice? Higher costs? Or the reverse? • Is this the only true way of future-proofing supply chain strategy from pandemics, disruptions and economic changes • Who really wins? Consumer, seller… or both?

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labelAll Posts todayApril 21, 2022

Commodities & Inflation

This presentation reviews various common measures of inflation and expectations with respect to a broad set of commodities. Expectations for the transition to “new energy sources” are questioned due to global demographic trends and the reality of mineral supplies supporting this transition.

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