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24 April 2019

Powering up for business in Iraq

The defeat of Daesh in Syria and Iraq can hopefully provide greater impetus to new business in Iraq. What is critical now is consolidation of security for the rebuilding...

29 March 2019

CRD IV strikes again with new provisioning calendars for export credits

Banks have got to follow the calendar of provisioning for non-performing exposures under Article 47 of CRD IV, that much was clear according to Basel Committee...

28 March 2019
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Renewables

Plus ca short change for French offshore wind?

Bids are in for France's third round offshore wind tender – the 600MW Dunkirk project which will be the first under the new CfD regime. Will lenders feel comfortable with...

21 March 2019

Global export finance 2018: The complete ECA deal digest

From JBIC ranking as the most active ECA in 2018 to another good year for ECA-backed shipping, TXF digests and analyses the most prevalent trends from our global export...

12 March 2019
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Power, Renewables

Export Credit Norway: Fishing for new ECA ideas

TXF spoke with Ivar Slengesol, director of strategy and business development at Export Credit Norway, to discuss his newly created role and how the Norwegian ECA plans to...

04 March 2019
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Power, Renewables

Battery storage: Moving beyond Hornsdale

Hybrid renewable and battery storage system projects have been proven bankable following the first non-recourse deal in 2018, and the deal pipeline is expected to grow....

12 February 2019
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Power

The rise of unsecured debt in Americas commodity finance

Commodity trade finance was conservatively tapped by traders and producers in the Americas last year. According to TXF Data, deal flow totalled $56.07 billion in 2018...

12 February 2019

What’s the ECA story in the Americas?

Export finance deal volume increased marginally across the Americas from 2018 to 2019. According to TXF Data, ECA deal volume totalled $18.6 billion in 2019, compared...

06 February 2019
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Metals and Mining

Aluminium Dunkerque: The shape of deals to come?

Liberty House’s recent Aluminium Dunkerque deal is both its first syndicated bank acquisition financing and a novel de-risked structure that includes a syndicated...

04 February 2019
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Metals and Mining

Aluminium Dunkerque: The shape of deals to come?

Liberty House’s recent Aluminium Dunkerque deal is both its first syndicated bank acquisition financing and a novel de-risked structure that includes a syndicated...

23 January 2019
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Infrastructure, Transport

Locking in with the Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is one of the wonders of the world. Jonathan Bell charts its course.

22 January 2019
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Oil & gas

How long can GCC tenors go?

State-owned borrowers in cash-strapped GCC countries – Oman and Bahrain – have been using ECA-backed debt to push out tenors to around 16-17 years. But can the private...

22 January 2019
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Oil & gas

How long can GCC tenors go?

State-owned borrowers in cash-strapped GCC countries – Oman and Bahrain – have been using ECA-backed debt to push out tenors to around 16-17 years. But can the private...

09 January 2019

Is the OECD Consensus still fit for purpose?

OECD exporters and ECAs often cite the need to modernise the OECD Consensus on export credits. The International Working Group on Export Credits (IWG) is making progress...

08 January 2019
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Renewables

Greece's high stakes renewables reforms

With a new renewable energy support scheme in place and a stabilising regulatory environment, the Greek renewables sector has begun attracting international lender and...

08 January 2019

Trade finance funds: Confidence dips on Shinhan retreat

Shinhan Capital’s recent redemptions and BAF Capital’s winding down of BLTFF have focused attention on inefficiencies in the trade finance fund market. The extent of the...

20 December 2018

Is the new US development finance agency taking a knife to a gunfight?

The IDFC — which could eventually incorporate US Exim — will see the US try to take on the Chinese development banks at their own game. TXF asks how that will play out...

18 December 2018
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Power, Renewables, Waste and water

Shop talk: GE China, spreading the ECA umbrella

TXF spoke with Charles Xu, managing director of commercial finance & capital markets at GE China, to discuss the benefits of directly sourcing Chinese financings in a...

17 December 2018

Risky Business: Africa terrorism, regime risks and corruption but still relative stability

TXF and Coriolis Technologies’ country risk index investigates the trends in trade weaponization in Africa. Rebecca Harding, CEO of Coriolis Technologies points to...

14 December 2018

BAML's Brady looks at trade with fresh eyes

A wave of new trade hires has provided Bank of America Merrill Lynch with an opportunity to focus on its strengths and leverage inherent advantages over competitors. TXF...