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Trade Finance/Short-term Financing

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Some 80% to 90% of world trade relies on trade finance, and there is little doubt that the trade finance market will experience difficult times in the first half of 2009 – difficulties that will contribute the global economic malaise. Public-backed institutions are responding, but are they doing enough? Part of the collapse of world trade is due to problems with trade credit financing. Since statistics on this are scare, it is impossible to be precise about the most immediately salient and challenging feature of the financial crisis from a trade perspective – the supply of trade finance. Trade finance is at the low-risk, ...
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Contango and the real cost of carry | Analysis & Opinion |
For the last two years, the contango structure embedded in futures prices has far exceeded the actual cost of owning physical raw materials such as crude oil, aluminium and copper, explaining the strong interest from traders and hedge funds in owning inventories or the warehouses, elevators and tank farms that store them. Well-connected banks and physical traders have exploited the difference between the actual cost of financing, storing and insuring raw materials and the implied cost in upward sloping futures prices, as a source of comparatively low risk profits. It has helped commodity markets carry record stocks and supported ... market research, surveys and trends

SURVEY RESULTS FOR
TRADE FINANCE/SHORT-TERM FINANCING

Global Trade Finance Program
Facilitating trade financing via a global network of ... and the GTFP provided 85 percent guarantee for $11 million. ... (UCP 600) for trade finance professionals from banks. short-term and long-term advisory services: ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Trade Finance and Trade Flows: Panel Data Evidence from 10 Crises ...
trade financing flows the change in outstanding short-term credit in U.S. ... ( Observations centered around the crisis year, in U.S. billions of 2000) 1/ ..... elasticities are small and a fall of 20 percent in trade finance — as the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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INFORMATION RESOURCES

G20 Trade Finance Experts Group August Report – Recommendations ...
provision of short-term trade finance is an important measure in addition to the .... short-term trade financing more quickly than they return to provide ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Export Financing | Business.gov
The federal government offers a number of financial assistance programs to help businesses expand or develop an export market, or to assist businesses that have been adversely affected by import competition. Small Business Guide to International Finance Become familiar with the various government programs designed to help your company finance its export transactions, and give it the capital to carry out its export operations. Export Express SBA Export Express helps small businesses develop or expand their export markets by providing technical and financial programs to help business owners obtain adequate export financing. Export ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Disciplining trade finance: the OECD Export Credit Arrangement
1980s, over one-third of OECD exports received some long-term financing, ... portance of trade finance by excluding short-term and private credits, ...
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Compare and contrast the various methods of short term financing ...
(1) There are three main sources of short-term funds: trade credit (borrowing from suppliers), bank loans, and commercial paper (selling short-term debt securities in the open market). (2) Trade credit is the largest single source of short-term funds for businesses, presenting approximately one-third of the current liabilities of nonfinancial corporations. (a) The terms "2/10, net 30" mean the buyer can take a 2% cash discount if payment is made within 10 days (the discount period); otherwise, the full amount is due within 30 days (the net period). (b) Trade credit (assuming you can get it) is more flexible than other means of ...
Sources of Small Business Financing
Because businesses have different needs than consumers, there is a much wider range of financing options available for business owners. The type of funding appropriate for your business and the availability of it depends on a number of factors, including the amount needed, the intended use of the money, the length of time you need the money for, the financial standing and credit history of the business, and often your personal credit score. Perhaps the most important thing to know about business financing is that you need to plan for it in advance. If you wait until you've nearly run out of cash to try to get ...