Glencore's $100 Billion 'Gorilla' Means Bad News for Banks

  • Analysts say extra $50 billion credit lines must be considered
  • Regulators to scrutinize commodity exposure in stress tests

Glencore has $35 billion in bonds, $9 billion in bank borrowings, $8 billion in available drawings and $1 billion in secured borrowings, in addition to $50 billion in committed credit lines, against which it draws letters of credit to finance trading, according to BofA.

Source: Glencore

Global financial firms’ estimated $100 billion or more exposure to Glencore Plc may draw more scrutiny as regulatory stress tests approach after the commodity giant’s stock plunge this year, according to Bank of America Corp.

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