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Keynote: Opening up EKN's one-stop guarantees shop
Keynote: Opening up EKN's one-stop guarantees shop
Katharine Morton
2 March 2020

EKN had a banner year in 2019. EKN’s director general, Anna-Karin Jatko tells TXF about the rise of supplier credits for larger contracts, and how as part of ‘Team Sweden’ she has put sustainability, digitisation and the simplification of export finance at the top of the Swedish ECA’s mission statement.

Keynote: Finnvera CEO on cruising concentration risk
Keynote: Finnvera CEO on cruising concentration risk
Katharine Morton
24 February 2020

Finnvera’s CEO Pauli Heikkila talks to TXF about how the Finnish ECA’s increased exposure to the cruise ship sector drove much of its stellar growth in 2019. Should managing concentration risk be a concern going forward, not least amid the current coronavirus outbreak? Is Heikkila worried that the ECA, which won TXF’s ECA of the year award in 2018, will find diversification a challenge?

Keynote: Wartsila’s Back on the future of financing flexible power, rain or shine
Keynote: Wartsila’s Back on the future of financing flexible power, rain or shine
Katharine Morton
27 January 2020

Andreas Back, senior manager, financial services at Wartsila goes in depth with TXF to discuss financing sustainable power in a market that still needs backups when the sun is not shining and the wind is not blowing, his competition, his dealings with ECAs and DFIs and also the changes in marine finance. How does it work when your niche is being niche?

TXF Originals

World Bank invites EoIs from FAs for Delhi-Mumbai expressway
23 September 2020

On 22 September, the World Bank requested expressions of interest from financial advisers for the INR825.14 billion ($11.187 billion) 1,275km Delhi-Mu...

Thessaloniki ringroad PPP tender launched
22 September 2020

Greece’s Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport has launched the tender process for the Eastern Inner Regional Road in Thessaloniki PPP c...

Lima airport project financing signs
18 September 2020

Sponsors of the the Jorge Chavez International Airport expansion project in Lima, Peru - Fraport (80%) and IFC (20%%) - signed a $450 million bridge l...

Germany's A49 motorway PPP reaches financial close
26 August 2020

Co-sponsors Strabag Infrastrukturprojekt and Meridiam have reached financial close on the €883.5 million ($1.05 billion) A49 motorway PPP in Germ...

Angra dos Reis airport PPP tender launch due
21 August 2020

A tender for a public-private-partnership (PPP) to upgrade the Angra dos Reis Airport is scheduled to be launched by the end of August. The airport is...

TXF Data

Commodity Trade Finance Lender H1 2020

Bank USDm No %
1 JP Morgan 4857m 11 7.4%
2 BNP Paribas 4734m 25 7.3%
3 Société Générale 3808m 24 5.8%
4 ING Bank 3785m 35 5.8%
5 MUFG Bank 2992m 21 4.6%
6 Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) 2594m 16 4%
7 Mizuho 2459m 16 3.8%
8 Crédit Agricole CIB 2451m 16 3.8%
9 HSBC 2019m 13 3.1%
10 Rabobank 2007m 23 3.1%

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