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Hydrogen: The fuel of the future (with heavy subsidy)
Hydrogen: The fuel of the future (with heavy subsidy)
Max Thompson
23 June 2021

Hydrogen projects are ballooning given the stronger focus on energy transition from policymakers and energy majors in the wake of the pandemic. But where’s the level of support from governments – regulatory and financial – that will make green and blue hydrogen commercially bankable?

Commodity trade: Time for legislatures to drive ESG transparency home
Commodity trade: Time for legislatures to drive ESG transparency home
Aife Howse
16 June 2021

Government-led mandatory ESG reporting needs to evolve globally into a more stringent and standardised framework to push commodities trading corporates, first movers in the nascent sustainability-tied debt space, towards greater ESG transparency – for the benefit of all stakeholders.

Not charged up and plenty of places to go!
Not charged up and plenty of places to go!
Jonathan Bell
10 June 2021

Crude oil producers got a sharp wake-up call with the recent Dutch court ruling against Shell. In a fast changing world many of the big oil producers need a wake up to the full reality of reducing emissions. At the same time some realism needs to remain during such transitionary periods.

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More leave Mizuho's syndicated finance team
26 July 2021

Mizuho’s director for its Asia syndicated finance department, Joey Mak, is leaving the bank after 14 years. Likewise, Christina Pang, a vice pre...

Hall moves to Willis from Liberty Specialty Markets
23 July 2021

Chris Hall has moved to Willis Towers Watson to become executive director, financial solutions. He will be credit and political risk business developm...

Knight retires after 32 years at BNPP
22 July 2021

Timothy Knight has retired from his position as global head, corporate sales, derivatives execution and clearing at BNP Paribas, as of 16 July. Knight...

Sucden closes its first sustainability-linked RCF
13 July 2021

Sucres et Denrees (Sucden) has reached financial close on the €420 million refinancing of its annual RCF, with the one-year deal now structured a...

Trafigura out to banks for $1.5bn ESG-tied loan
12 July 2021

Trafigura’s Singapore unit is out to banks for a $1.5 billion multicurrency facility. The deal comprises three tranches: a one-year dollar revol...

TXF Data

Commodity Trade Finance Lender 2021

Bank USDm No %
1 ING Bank 3999m 19 12.9%
2 BNP Paribas 3879m 10 12.6%
3 Credit Suisse 1782m 8 5.8%
4 Citi 1760m 9 5.7%
5 Standard Chartered 1343m 6 4.3%
6 HSBC 1143m 9 3.7%
7 Scotia Bank 1121m 4 3.6%
8 Mizuho 1073m 4 3.5%
9 Natixis 953m 10 3.1%
10 Rabobank 855m 9 2.8%

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