Two opportunities to reopen US Ex-Im
Plans to make US Ex-Im fully operational again were dealt a blow this week when Congress rejected an amendment to a short-term spending bill that would allow the bank to function without a full board. Ishka examines two possible opportunities to reopen the bank. The first involves a new Senate banking committee chairman, while the second involves the next US budget.
Shipping sulphur regulations push up jet fuel prices
The premium of jet fuel over crude oil has increased 31.3% since new limits for the sulphur content of marine fuels was announced. more
Treaty lenders make cautious comeback after Japanese tax reforms
Treaty lenders are slowly returning to the Japanese market after tax reforms announced last year left overseas lenders unsure how competitive they could be against domestic banks when contending for JOLCO debt mandates. more