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GT News Risk Blog

Please find my latest Risk blog entitled “Managing Commodity Price Risk: Are Pass Through Strategies Sufficient?” on the GT News web site: 



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ECGD Plans FX Credit Support Product

One of the lasting implications of the financial crisis for UK exporters has been an increasing difficulty in securing credit lines for FX hedging programs. As banks and FX brokers looked to minimize their own credit exposure, existing lines were […]



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Who’s Going To Go First?

As inflationary pressures continue to build, the question many of our clients are asking is who is going to hike borrowing costs first, the Bank of England or the European Central Bank? Until recently, the prospect of any form of monetary tightening […]



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Norwegian Krone Is One Of A Kind

The Norwegian krone is one of those unique currencies that fall under both categories of a perceived safe-haven and a higher-yielding asset, attracting investor funds in times of optimism and adversity. Norway look’s to have become one of Europe’s next […]



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