LTP Trade Finance IndexÖ - November performance update

The LTP Trade Finance IndexÖ reflects further credit problems in November.

The LTP Trade Finance IndexÖ - the independent total return index covering the trade finance asset class - reflected further credit problems in November, driven principally by the slow-motion sovereign default taking place in Argentina. Another sharp hike in Argentine credit spreads - coupled with a slight increase in USD LIBOR - generated a capital loss for the month, the first in 2001. Overall, Trade Finance credit spreads are at their highest for the year.

Argentina's steady economic deterioration has forced Economy Minister Cavallo to offer creditors a 'debt swap' better described as a unilateral renegotiation of terms. Given the alternative - a barely-veiled threat of outright default on existing sovereign obligations -...

FinanceAsia has updated its subscription model.

Registered readers now have the opportunity to read 5 articles from our award-winning website for free.

To obtain unlimited access to our award-winning exclusive news and analysis, we offer subscription packages, including single user, team (2-10 users), or office-wide licences.

To help you and your colleagues access our proprietary content, please contact us at subscriptions@financeasia.com, or +(852) 2122 5222

Article limit is reached.

Hello! You have used up all of your free articles on FinanceAsia.

To obtain unlimited access to our award-winning exclusive news and analysis, we offer subscription packages, including single user, team (2-10 users), or office-wide licences. To help you and your colleagues access our proprietary content, please contact us at subscriptions@financeasia.com, or +(852) 2122 5222