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22 September 2021

Modernise OECD Arrangement to boost sustainability, ICC report urges

Modernising the OECD Arrangement, harmonising definitions, widening origination efforts, and leveraging blended finance opportunities are all critical to increasing the...

22 September 2021

No more Libor: trade finance users unprepared for transition

There's just over three months to go until the first cessation of certain Libor rates. So why do corporate users of trade finance still have a long way to go in...

16 September 2021
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Agri/Soft Commodities

Olam: Revamping and showing resilience

Following its reorganisation last year, Olam has secured a massive $5.2 billion across three separate facilities to set its new operating groups in motion. With agri...

16 September 2021

TFP: The paths less travelled with EBRD’s Makhmudova

The EBRD’s Trade Facilitation Programme continues its success and in no small measure that is down to its team. Kamola Makhmudova reflects on her decade as lead banker of...

15 September 2021

Getting real with physical commodities

It has been a long time and much has happened since we held our last physical global commodities event. But come 7-8 October we are back in Geneva and addressing the...

13 September 2021

ITFA’s Edwards on rising to the challenges of trade digitisation and ESG

The International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA) is grabbing the digitisation and ESG agenda and TXF talks to Sean Edwards, ITFA’s chair in the runup to the...

09 September 2021
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Chemicals/Petrochemicals, Infrastructure, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Other, Power, Renewables, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

Stages for Change: Vanco on bank-investor collaboration

“Why try to compete with a trade finance bank when you can co-invest with them”. In this fortnight’s Stages for Change article, TXF’s Aife Howse speaks to Audentia...

08 September 2021

Producers that tap project debt

From Vitol’s $7.9 billion Offshore Cape Three Points oil and gas project in Ghana five years ago to Geopacific Resources’ Woodlark gold project in Papua New Guinea this...

08 September 2021
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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

TXF Newsdesk: This week's headlines

Each week, we're bringing you the latest headlines from trade, export, and commodities finance via the TXF Newsdesk

07 September 2021
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Renewables

Sudair: Cashing in on Saudi solar

An ACWA Power-led team sealed a tightly priced debt package to fund the 1.5GW Sudair solar PV project in mid-June. However, while the scheme marked the second lowest...

02 September 2021
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Infrastructure, Transport

“We’re not MI6” – why banks and the trade ecosystem need holistic screening technology

No organisation wants to end up blacklisted or facing criminal charges and reputational damage, but how can a bank, lender or insurer know that what it has financed or...

01 September 2021
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Power, Transport

The H1 Commodity Finance Data Report 2021: The highlights

Here’s a sneak peek of TXF’s H1 Commodity Finance Data Report 2021, which will be out later this week. Comprising comprehensive data on commercial loans, the report...

31 August 2021

EDC’s net zero odyssey: On taking the pledge

Justine Hendricks, senior vice president and chief sustainability officer at Export Development Canada talks to TXF about the implications of EDC’s net zero commitment on...

26 August 2021
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Oil & gas, Power

Stages for Change: Martone on navigating the evolving energy sectors

“There's been a lot of talk about money moving out of the industry, but I haven't seen it materialise in a significant way yet”. In this week’s instalment of the Stages...

25 August 2021

SWIFT’s evolution in digital trade: Balancing trade API-ness?

How is SWIFT’s own digital trade evolution progressing? Will corporates, banks and vendors be on board and does the organisation risk competing with itself? TXF looks to...

25 August 2021

TXF Newsdesk: This week's headlines

Each week, we're bringing you the latest headlines from trade, export, and commodities finance via the TXF Newsdesk

23 August 2021

Blended finance: a solution to the SDG funding puzzle?

Blended finance could be a significant part of the funding solution in meeting the UN's SDGs. But to pull in private sector investment in the volume needed, and the time...

19 August 2021
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Chemicals/Petrochemicals, Infrastructure, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Other, Power, Renewables, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

Stages for change: Berkelaar on the gravity of cheering on change

“A reluctance to change is sometimes bred into people. Openness to change is important, and a certain level of self-reflection is essential in order to grow with the...

18 August 2021
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Infrastructure, Transport

Digital platforms give commodities extra lift

Part of the commodity trade finance sector is transforming itself with the use of digital platforms utilising blockchain technology. We look at two key examples where...

18 August 2021

TXF Newsdesk: This week's headlines

Each week, we're bringing you the latest headlines from trade, export, and commodities finance via the TXF Newsdesk