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Olam: Finding the right blend of commodity finance
Olam: Finding the right blend of commodity finance
Eavie Burnett
3 April 2019

From the first sustainability-linked loan in Asia to the world’s first digital loan, Olam International's fundraising innovations in the agri-business sector are clear. Sujay Sarkar, regional CFO for West & Central Africa at Olam, discusses the commodity trader’s recent activities across Africa – and beyond.

TXF Indonesia: Competitive finance for Indonesian buyers
TXF Indonesia: Competitive finance for Indonesian buyers
Liss Boot-Handford
31 March 2019

UKEF and TXF teamed up to run a digital event for borrowers looking at entering the Indonesian market. We spoke to Richard Michael, Country Head - Indonesia, UK Export Finance on local currency financing available to overseas exporters looking to do business in Indonesia.

Playing by the book: Learning lessons from the attack on Norsk Hydro cyber security
Playing by the book: Learning lessons from the attack on Norsk Hydro cyber security
Katharine Morton
27 March 2019

A week in the life of a cyber security crisis for the aluminium company Norsk Hydro raises interesting questions. Following a cyber-playbook type approach in terms of communications appears to work well at the first instance. How will it play out when it comes to insurance?

TXF in brief

New Zealand wind farm to sound out banks
7 June 2019

Joint sponsors of a 16MW wind farm to power a hydrogen-production plant in New Zealand – Hiringa Energy and Ballance Agri-Nutrients – are ...

Auramet reprises 2018 RCF debut
5 June 2019

Metals trader and boutique financing house Auramet Trading and Auramet International have closed a $190 million one-year syndicated revolving credit f...

Lote joins Zenith Bank as head of international development
29 May 2019

Goretti Lote has joined Zenith Bank as head of international business development and will be based the bank's London office. Lote will report to ...

Sucafina signs $300m sustainability-linked refi
28 May 2019

Soft commodity trader Sucafina signed a $300 million sustainability-linked borrowing base facility this month. The deal refinances an 18-month borrowi...

AAA Oils & Fats out with amend and extend refi
21 May 2019

AAA Oils and Fats (AAAOF), a trading subsidiary of Singapore-based palm oil processor and distributor Apical Group, is self-arranging the refinancing ...

TXF Data

Commodity Trade Finance Lender H1 2019

Bank USDm No %
1 ING Bank 2546m 16 7.2%
2 BNP Paribas 2423m 13 6.9%
3 Societe Generale 2389m 15 6.8%
4 Citi 1918m 8 5.4%
5 MUFG Bank 1832m 8 5.2%
6 ABN AMRO 1621m 9 4.6%
7 Mizuho 1559m 6 4.4%
8 Natixis 1293m 15 3.7%
9 Credit Agricole CIB 1104m 12 3.1%
10 Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) 1041m 2 3%

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