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06 October 2022
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Renewables

Zarafshan: More than a pilot for Uzbek onshore wind

Zarafshan is designed to be a pilot for the feasibility of onshore wind in Uzbekistan. Its size, and the support of commercial lenders, suggest the market is evolving...

05 October 2022

Bridging the centuries of navigating and financing trade at ITFA Porto

The heady history of port helped marry tradition and innovation at ITFA’s in person annual trade finance event in Porto. TXF’s Katharine Morton kept her feet steady while...

04 October 2022

Trade Finance TV: Trade finance and investors

In this episode of Trade Finance TV, we take a closer look at the different types of investors – ranging from private wealth managers to corporate treasurers and pension...

03 October 2022
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Oil & gas

Keynote: Crescent Petroleum on realising carbon transition

Neeraj Agrawal, group chief financial officer at Crescent Petroleum, discusses the importance of gas in the carbon transition and the company’s financing strategy amid...

28 September 2022
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Infrastructure

TXF APAC Commodities and natural resources: Top takeaways

Back in physical format for the first time since 2019, TXF APAC opened the floor to a day of long-awaited and lively discussions. Here are this years top takeaways.

27 September 2022
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Metals and Mining, Transport

An eternal ECA evolution

ECAs have played a crucial role in supporting global trade over the course of the pandemic. Now, as exporters and buyers search for a new normal, they will need to step...

26 September 2022
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Power, Renewables

Keynote: Nikol of Siemens Financial Services on facing the challenges of 2022

From regulatory developments in the ESG reporting space to the imperative for reform to the OECD Consensus, Ralph Nikol, senior director of ECAs and investment guarantees...

22 September 2022
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Power

ACEN South Luzon: An ETM by the same name?

ACEN’s divestment from the South Luzon coal-fired plant in the Philippines is billed as an energy transition financing, although it is not part of the ADB’s official ETM...

21 September 2022
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Chemicals/Petrochemicals, Oil & gas

TXF Asia: The project pipeline

A gathering of the most senior project and export finance practitioners took place last week in Singapore at TXF Asia, with a handful of large-scale project financings...

14 September 2022

The paperless papers

Further details on the UK’s Electronic Trade Documents Bill (ETD) have emerged following a briefing last week in advance of the bill’s entry to Parliament. Will this new...

14 September 2022

ECA strategy: Can US EXIM raise its global game?

The most recent edition of US EXIM’s Competitiveness Report makes plain that although US EXIM medium- and long-term support has grown since obtaining a quorum in 2019,...

09 September 2022

Financing for Indonesia’s first EV battery plant marks a landmark development for the region

We reveal full details of the $711 million financing for the EV battery plant in Indonesia and examine how the country is hoping to emerge as a major force in the EV...

07 September 2022
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Chemicals/Petrochemicals, Infrastructure, Manufacturing & equipment, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Other, Power, Renewables, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

Export finance in H1 - still edging towards a new normal

TXF Intelligence's H1 2022 export finance report reveals a slow down in ECA-backed deal flow and volumes compared to the same period last year. Discover the report's main...

06 September 2022
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Oil & gas

Where's the bank balance in commodity trader lending?

The divide between access to bank liquidity and cost of debt for first and lower tier traders is widening and becoming an existential problem for the latter. If market...

05 September 2022
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Power

Keynote: Linde’s Bruch on headaches, hard choices and hydrogen

TXF spoke with Gernot Bruch, global head of export & project financing at Linde Engineering, the world’s largest industrial gas company, to discuss export strategy in the...

01 September 2022

Inside track: copper, credit and China

China is responsible for half of global copper demand. In this article we hear from traders who provide key insights on the recent case of the disappearance of almost...

31 August 2022
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Chemicals/Petrochemicals, Oil & gas, Power

The Commodity Finance Data Report H1 2022: The highlights

Here’s a sneak preview of TXF’s Commodity Finance Data Report for H1 2022, which will be released later this week. Comprising comprehensive data on commercial loans, the...

30 August 2022
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Chemicals/Petrochemicals

Project ONE: Raising the European petchem project debt benchmark

ECAs and banks are yet to be mandated for Europe’s largest petrochemicals investment in the past 20 years – Ineos’ ethylene plant in Belgium. But despite ongoing...

25 August 2022
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Metals and Mining

Trade structuring and recovery principles

Murali Subramanian, non-executive director and member of the risk, audit and compliance committees at Banca Romana de Credite (BRCI), outlines the importance of the four...

24 August 2022
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Infrastructure, Renewables, Transport

Serial bond issuers tap attractive ECA debt

Global export finance deal flow is expected to balloon by year-end given some big-ticket projects are in the pipeline. From petrochemicals plants in Europe to high speed...