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Natixis in a sweet spot amid the oil market rout

Commodity financing houses benefit now from trading opportunity known as contango.

Mr Chua says that the bank will also grow through its second main line of business, aircraft financing, amid Asian demand for aircraft.

PIN Chua need only point at the view from his office window, to show off the profits that global traders have locked in from cheap oil. Out at sea, large tankers hired by traders are lazing about in the sun, with oil in their bellies.

This oil play - buoyed mainly by a trading opportunity...

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