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Can DFIs stretch to combating Covid-19 and climate change?
Can DFIs stretch to combating Covid-19 and climate change?
Tom Nelthorpe
5 May 2020

Development banks have been at the forefront of dealing with climate change. Now they’re in the front line of the Covid-19 response. Will the development finance community’s ambitious sustainability agenda have to take a back seat to mitigating the impact of the virus?

Abidjan Metro: From PPP to pure EPC
Abidjan Metro: From PPP to pure EPC
Eavie Burnett
30 April 2020

The Ivory Coast decided to keep the ECA-backed financing of the Abidjan Metro on balance sheet after it initially launched the project as a PPP in 2013. TXF spoke with Alain Descamps, chairman of the STAR consortium, the project's EPC contractor, to find out whether the scheme will serve as a viable financing template for other large-scale rail networks in the West African region.

Live webinar: How can institutional investors support trade finance flows?
Live webinar: How can institutional investors support trade finance flows?
Max Thompson
29 April 2020

Thursday 14th May 2020 | 10:30 EST | 15:30 BST It is more essential than ever for the trade and export finance community to engage with institutional investors to optimise their ability to access capital. Join our live 1 hour webinar as experts discuss what a long term issuer/investor relationship can look like in trade finance

TXF Originals

Northvolt battery factory project progressing
21 May 2020

Northvolt is progressing a €1 billion ($1.1 billion) multi-sourced debt financing for its planned Northvolt Ett lithium-ion battery factory proje...

OPWP to hold back investment capacity payments
21 May 2020

Oman Power & Water Procurement (OPWP) assured private power and water companies in the Sultanate that it will not hold back investment capacity pa...

Pasadena closes on debt for stand-alone alkylation project
20 May 2020

Pasadena Performance Products – which is owned directly by Next Wave Energy Partners, a portfolio company of Energy Capital Partners – has...

New roles for SMBC’s EMEA department
19 May 2020

SMBC’s Layth Irani has been promoted to EMEA co-general manager from his former role as head of EMEA infrastructure, transport and Islamic finan...

Global Tech 1 refinancing out to banks
19 May 2020

Global Tech 1 Offshore Wind – the project company whose main shareholders are Stadtwerke Munchen, ENTEGA, Axpo International, Esportes Offshore ...

TXF Data

Export & Agency Finance Lender H1 2020

Bank USDm No %
1 Citi 1890m 2 16.9%
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 1430m 1 12.8%
3 Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) 1314m 3 11.8%
4 KfW IPEX-Bank 1099m 4 9.9%
5 Mizuho 672m 4 6%
6 MUFG Bank 546m 2 4.9%
7 Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (SMTB) 515m 1 4.6%
8 BNP Paribas 491m 5 4.4%
9 ING Bank 402m 7 3.6%
10 Standard Chartered 388m 2 3.5%

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