(Bloomberg Opinion) — Commodity traders’ financial distress doesn’t just appear out of the blue. It’s been brewing for a while. Financing from traditional sources — commercial banks — has been harder to come by for years, thanks to a mix of fraud losses, stricter money laundering rules, sanctions lifting fines and environmental concerns. But most of the time it involves expensive capital charges for commodity risks.

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