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23 April 2015

Hochberg hammers home how vital US Ex-Im is for US exports and jobs

In a heartfelt and enlightening opening speech at the annual US Export-Import Bank meeting, chairman Fred Hochberg spelled out how vital the bank is to compete in an...

21 April 2015

EBRD launches new energy leasing facility for Poland

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has launched a new framework which will provide leasing finance for investments targeted at improving the...

30 March 2015

Update: Emirates set to close UKEF-backed sukuk

Emirates, the Dubai-based airline, is set to wrap up its much-anticipated sukuk guaranteed by British export credit agency (ECA) UK Export Finance (UKEF), after...

24 March 2015

Update: Emirates sets guidance on UKEF-backed sukuk

Dubai-based airline Emirates has set the initial price guidance on its mooted $913 million sukuk – Islamic bond – guaranteed by the British export credit agency UK Export...

09 March 2015

Thales to provide security for new Qatari port

The French electrical systems provider, Thales Group, has been awarded a contract by the State of Qatar to secure its new commercial port, New Port Project – soon to be...

05 February 2015

SACE backs bond issued by Italian agri-food firm

Italian export credit agency (ECA), SACE, has announced that it will underwrite a bond to be issued by De Cecco, an Italian firm specialised in the production of pasta,...

13 January 2015

VTB reports big increase in trade and export finance for 2014

Russia’s VTB Bank is reporting a big increase in its trade and export finance portfolio for 2014, despite the trade sanctions imposed by the US and the EU.

06 January 2015

US Ex-Im names advisory committee for 2015

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (US Ex-Im) today announced a new slate of members for its advisory committee for fiscal 2015.

25 November 2014

Demica appoints new CEO as Kerle departs

Demica has appointed Matt Wreford as its new chief executive officer, replacing the outgoing Philip Kerle.

31 October 2014

BU+20 - a perspective from the Berne Union Secretariat

In celebrating its 80th year, the Berne Union must reflect on what it has already built and how to sustain its success over the next 20 years. The Berne Union has been a...

31 October 2014

Corporate focus: ECAs are more essential than ever

Export credit has always been a vital lifeline for exporters and their customers, especially in times of crisis. Although the worst days of the global economic downturn...

31 October 2014

ECA financing roundtable: export finance in 2019 and beyond

A panel of industry experts explore the key issues impacting the export finance market now and in the future. Topics covered include the impact of Basel III on export...

06 October 2014

RMB and agencies collaborate to finance landmark Ghanaian power plant

A number of European and African institutions have teamed together in a triple tranche, overall $900 million project financing to fund a gas fired power station in Tema,...

02 September 2014

DBS Bank makes senior trade appointments

Singapore-headquartered DBS Bank, which has made significant strides in its transaction banking offering over the past few years, has made two senior management...

30 July 2014

Aureus Mining receives equity financing from IFC

The IFC has agreed to invest £6.6 million ($11.1 million equivalent) in Aureus Mining to further the company’s gold exploration and development work in Liberia.

17 July 2014

Crowdfunding is springboard for bank customers of tomorrow

Crowdfunding has the potential to turn smallholder farmers into the bank customers of tomorrow, helping them grow to the stage at which they are able to tap traditional...

27 May 2014

Asia-Pacific regional heads roundtable

TXF talks with several Asia-Pacific heads of export finance about trends and prospects for the business line in the region.

14 April 2014

Dentons extends presence in Africa

Global law firm Dentons is extending its presence in Africa with a new office in Cape Town and plans to open further offices in Johannesburg and Francophone Africa later...

02 April 2014

Orbian appoint European managing director

Orbian, the supply chain finance company, has hired Henrik Junker as managing director.

01 April 2014

ECAs and renewables

The world’s ECAs have been and remain a vital element when piecing together funding for renewable energy. Denmark's Export Credit Agency, EKF, is an active partner with a...