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Offshore wind finance: A full-blown exchange of ideas
Offshore wind finance: A full-blown exchange of ideas
Paul Nicholson
30 November 2018

Offshore wind projects are getting bigger, costs are getting cheaper, the lending market is more diversified and even the seminal corporate PPA market is picking up. But as demand for lending rises, the sector faces some major financing challenges over risk allocation and liquidity – the answers to which are already being formulated.

Finding sense and sensibility in global commodities
Finding sense and sensibility in global commodities
Jonathan Bell
28 November 2018

Making sense of the bigger picture of the state of the global commodity markets is no easy task. But here, Jonathan Bell meets up with a long-time friend and real commodity guru in Geneva - Jean-Francois Lambert, former head of HSBC commodity finance, and now founder and managing partner of Lambert Commodities.

Shop talk: New Citi export head looks to partnerships, not pricing
Shop talk: New Citi export head looks to partnerships, not pricing
Oliver O'Connell
27 November 2018

Soon to make the move to New York from his current base in Dubai, Ahmet Bekçe, the newly appointed head of global export and agency finance origination in Citi’s Trade and Treasury Solutions department, spoke to TXF about market prospects and concerns, and what Citi brings to the table.

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Details on Thor offshore wind farm emerge
11 December 2018

Aquila Capital reached financial close in September on the 147.6MW Thor offshore wind farm in Sweden. The €200 million ($226 million) projec...

Dianchi Water sounds out banks for debut offshore loan
11 December 2018

China’s state-owned company Kunming Dianchi Water Treatment is sounding out bank appetite for its debut offshore loan of $150 million with ...

Slovenia's first green bond oversubscribed
11 December 2018

Slovenia’s state-owned development and export bank, SID Bank, sold a €75 million ($85 million) five-year private placement last week to fin...

Bina-Istra highway refi and expansion financing closed
10 December 2018

The refinancing/expansion financing of the Bina-Istra highway concession in Croatia has closed. Lead sponsored by Bouygues, the concession has been le...

Bank mandates for Amur GPP expected Q1 2019
10 December 2018

Bank mandates for the €13 billion ($15.6 billion) financing of the Amur gas processing plant (GPP) are expected in Q1 2019, with ECAs and&nb...

TXF Data

Commodity Trade Finance MLA Full year 2018

Bank USDm No %
1 ING Bank 9955m 73 8.7%
2 Natixis 6923m 29 6%
3 BNP Paribas 6584m 36 5.7%
4 MUFG Bank 5316m 29 4.6%
5 ABN AMRO 4614m 37 4%
6 Société Générale 4128m 37 3.6%
7 Rabobank 4011m 32 3.5%
8 Deutsche Bank 3866m 20 3.4%
9 UniCredit 3860m 29 3.4%
10 Standard Chartered 3568m 21 3.1%

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