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US-China trade truce provides breathing space
US-China trade truce provides breathing space
Jonathan Bell
27 February 2019

The cancellation of the hike in tariffs on imports from China into the US is giving rise to hope of a trade deal between the two countries and an end to the all-out trade wars. Jonathan Bell assesses the prospects.

Soyven: Soybean counting
Soyven: Soybean counting
Oliver Gordon
14 February 2019

In late 2018 HSBC structured a multi-jurisdictional import financing that inaugurated a rare joint venture between ADMC and Cargill in the Egyptian soybean sector.

Nord Stream 2 leaves politics in its wake
Nord Stream 2 leaves politics in its wake
Jonathan Bell
14 February 2019

Despite the intense political debate surrounding the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, the project is moving ahead at great pace. Jonathan Bell examines what all the fuss is about.

TXF in brief

Amur GPP to mandate banks next month
11 June 2019

Gazprom Pererabotka Blagoveshchensk – sponsor of the Amur gas processing plant (GPP) project – is set to mandate banks next month for the ...

HES closes on Hartel terminal debt
10 June 2019

Dry and liquid bulk terminal operator HES International – acquired in March by MIRA and Goldman Sachs – has closed a €301 million 18-...

Ital Gas Storage refinancing out to lenders
5 June 2019

The 1.3 billion cubic metre Ital Gas Storage project in Italy – sponsored by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure (93%) and Whysol Investments (7%), an...

RFPs to launch for Egypt's $1.9bn Assuit oil refinery
4 June 2019

Assuit Oil Refining Company (AORC), a subsidiary of state-owned Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation, is expected to launch request for proposa...

BAPCO reaches full financial close
16 May 2019

State-run Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) has reached full financial close on a 16-year $4.1 billion ECA-backed financing for the expansion of the S...

TXF Data

Commodity Trade Finance Lender H1 2019

Bank USDm No %
1 ING Bank 2639m 17 7.3%
2 BNP Paribas 2515m 14 7%
3 Societe Generale 2389m 15 6.7%
4 MUFG Bank 1925m 9 5.4%
5 Citi 1918m 8 5.3%
6 ABN AMRO 1714m 10 4.8%
7 Mizuho 1559m 6 4.3%
8 Natixis 1386m 16 3.9%
9 Credit Agricole CIB 1104m 12 3.1%
10 Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) 1041m 2 2.9%

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