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31 May 2018

Finance meets philanthropy: An in-depth look at the work of the UN Refugee Agency

The Commodity Finance industry raised an impressive €26,500 for UNHCR - the UN's Refugee Agency - during the industry dinner at TXF Amsterdam on May 17. In an interview...

30 May 2018

Perfect 10: Hornsea 1, multisourcing offshore wind

TXF’s Best ECA-backed renewables deal of the year, Global Infrastructure Partners' (GIP) EKF-backed acquisition loan for a stake in the Hornsea 1 offshore wind project in...

30 May 2018

Debt sustainability: The African elephant in the room

As foreign currency debt issuance reaches a new record so far this year, there are growing concerns over debt servicing sustainability across Africa. Several African...

23 May 2018

Trade risk: Two measures in one

TXF’s Katharine Morton caught up with Daniel Schmand, chair of the ICC Banking Commission and global head of trade finance at Deutsche Bank, at the ICC Annual Meeting in...

10 May 2018
Metals and Mining, Oil & gas

Trafigura takes first look at China’s Panda bond market – at a price

Trafigura has closed its debut renminbi-denominated Panda bond which marks the first commodity trader to tap China’s nascent onshore capital market. The three-year issue...

08 May 2018

ICC’s Schmand: Focus on non-financial risk measurement before saying trade finance is low risk (12 mins)

Daniel Schmand, chair of the ICC Banking Commission and global head of trade finance at Deutsche Bank caught up with TXF’s Katharine Morton at the ICC Annual Meeting in...

08 May 2018

Expert Briefing: Does structured trade finance still work?

Can structured trade finance still be used? Geoffrey Wynne, Partner at Sullivan & Worcester UK LLP in London, and head of the trade and export finance practice explores...

26 April 2018

Revealed: TXF Data Country Risk Review Q1 2018

With President Trump’s protectionist push straining US trade relationships between Canada, Mexico, and China, Russia’s support of the Syrian regime threatening a broader...

13 April 2018
Infrastructure, Transport

Test of ambition: Argentina readies first roads PPPs

As Argentina prepares to award the first roads concessions in its ambitious $25 billion-plus PPP programme, bankers are already working with sponsors on plans to raise...

03 April 2018

Putting a squeeze on fees

The Ripple versus SWIFT PR campaign appears to have backfired. But whatever the outcome of this rather artificial headline generator, one thing looks certain –...

03 April 2018

One stop advisory shop: PwC’s new ECA offering  

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) recently launched a new advisory practice – the ECA Advisory Practice for Capital Projects – aimed at helping export credit agencies deal...

15 March 2018

Get a grip: World Bank considering coal-fired project funding

The Kosovo E Re coal-fired power project is a potential candidate for World Bank funding. If it goes ahead it may set the precedent for a more practical approach to...

14 March 2018

What lies ahead for ECAs in 2018? New TXF podcast released

Three ECA practitioners highlight their predictions for the industry in 2018. From the fate of US Ex-Im to the UK government rescinding on Brexit, there is something for...

12 March 2018
Infrastructure, Metals and Mining, Transport

The pits – but not for much longer

Lending demand from South Africa’s mining sector has been sluggish at best – a symptom of poor economic governance, a new mining charter verging on the absurd and the...

20 February 2018
Metals and Mining, Power

Dragged over the coals

Despite the endless stream of PR statements about banks exiting coal-related lending, none can actually track where the proceeds of loans to commodity traders go. When...

09 February 2018
Agri/Soft Commodities, Infrastructure, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Power, Renewables, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

TXF Singapore 2018: A Who's Who of trade, treasury & commodity finance

With interest in our TXF Singapore event greater than ever, the delegate list reads like a who’s who of trade, treasury and commodity finance professionals in Asia. Will...

30 January 2018

Deadlocked on debt

Iran has yet to produce the project and trade flows bankers hoped for following signing of the JCPOA in 2016. The hurdles are largely born of the Trump administration –...

10 January 2018

NEG-ed out?

A boom in interest in Australian renewables projects could be curtailed by the government’s plans to introduce a National Energy Guarantee (NEG). Borrowers have benefited...

08 January 2018

Blockchain in trade: are we missing the point?

Amid the hype around blockchain, is the market losing sight of what the technology can really do for trade finance – and what it can’t?

22 December 2017

Institutional investors lining up for offshore wind

Institutional debt is becoming increasingly viable for sponsors of European offshore wind as investors become more comfortable with the asset class.