LTP Trade Finance IndexÖ - August performance update

LTP Trade Finance IndexÖ indicates average risk premium on trade finance assets broadly stable through August.
 

The LTP Trade Finance IndexÖ - the independent total return index covering the trade finance asset class - achieved a modest increase in August as both global Trade Finance credit spreads and US$ LIBOR rates tightened. The steady widening of credit spreads during the opening four months of 2001 has given way to a period of broad stability between May and August, reflecting in large part the temporary resolution of economic problems in Argentina and Turkey. The Argentine stand-off dragged on a little longer, but the decision by the IMF to advance yet more cash appears to have hauled the economy back from the brink of default - for now, prompting...

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