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19 February 2020

Taiwanese offshore wind: Shaking the local bank funding tree

The Taiwanese offshore wind market is on course to emulate another bumper year of ECA-backed project finance prowess in 2020. But not all is as it seems on this nascent...

11 February 2020
Oil & gas

Shop talk: Entrepose ups ECA tap

TXF spoke to Gautier Mangenot, VP of business development at Entrepose Group, a subsidiary of Vinci, about the challenges mid-sized EPCs face facilitating infrastructure...

05 February 2020

Brazilian LNG-to-power: BNDES bears GNA cash brunt – again

BNDES’ heavy involvement in the GNA II liquefied natural gas (LNG)-to-power project funding mix contrasts its bid to leave more room for private investors in large-scale...

17 December 2019
Power, Renewables

Shop talk: PLN pulls plug on project debt – for now

Indonesia’s state-owned power utility PLN has yet to close a single power project financing in 2019 amid a year of economic slowdown and elections. However, Teguh...

11 December 2019
Oil & gas

The ebb and flow of North Sea upstream finance

The renaissance in North Sea oil field M&As is being driven by new flows of capital and RBL lenders backing mid-cap oil companies acquiring assets from majors’ divesting...

09 December 2019

Perfect 10 Deals of the Year 2019: Voting now open

TXF has opened voting for its Perfect 10 Deal of the Year Awards 2019. Please cast your vote on to have your say on this year’s most landmark export and...

03 December 2019

Shop talk: VTB on trade flows and growth in China

On the sidelines of VTB’s RUSSIA CALLING! event in Moscow last month, Igor Ostreyko, managing director of trade and export finance at VTB and Anna Ponomareva, head of ECA...

02 December 2019
Oil & gas

LNG: Cross-dressing commodity traders and portfolio players

Commodity traders have always been customers to portfolio players in the LNG space. However, as traders up the signing of long-term offtake contracts, portfolio players...

29 October 2019

DEWA V: The record low solar tariff bid enigma

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) pulled in record low tariff offers this month for its latest 900MW solar PV scheme – DEWA V. But there was no promise from...

09 October 2019

US Exim: Politics vs profit

US Exim’s full reauthorisation was expected at the end of last month as glimmers of bipartisan support returned to the US ECA. But now big ticket business is under threat...

08 October 2019
Power, Renewables, Transport

Green and lean: TXF’s Sustainable Deals H1 2019 report

TXF’s debut Sustainable Deals H1 2019 report partnered with Acre Impact Capital to help provide a comprehensive methodology and classify sustainable deals in the ECA...

18 September 2019

Looking behind the mask on trade finance at ITFA

Katharine Morton ponders the opacities of financing trade, and what lies beneath, revealed at ITFA’s celebration of a mysterious dance of hide and seek

18 September 2019
Infrastructure, Oil & gas, Power, Transport

TXF Export Finance Industry Survey 2019

TXF’s Export Finance Industry Report 2019 is here. The survey, which comprises the views of 259 individual senior export finance practitioners at banks, ECAs, importers,...

16 September 2019

Caribbean Export: Pouring promotion into trade

TXF spoke with Anthony Bradshaw, CEO at Caribbean Export Development Agency, to find out more about promoting the region’s exports to the EU – and beyond. But, the agency...

11 September 2019
Agri/Soft Commodities

Louis Dreyfus: Laying a seedbed for sustainability-tied debt

ESG-tied debt benefits go beyond a simple PR play for Louis Dreyfus Company, it's now a tightly priced option for the trader, as its latest Asian revolver mimics its...

05 September 2019

TXF Global: HSBC's ECA activity led by Asia

Richard Hodder, global head of export finance at HSBC, spoke to TXF about the bank's most active regions and sectors, the progress of the IWG on Export Credits, and how...

02 September 2019

Etihad Credit Insurance takes flight

Massimo Falcioni, CEO at Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI) talks to TXF about how the UAE’s new ECA has been made operational in record time, and how its plans for the future...

27 August 2019
Oil & gas

TXF Global: Petroperu's ECA experience

TXF spoke with Petroperu’s vice chairman, Hernan Barros, to discuss the company’s debut ECA-backed financing with CESCE for the Talara oil refinery, with further...

20 August 2019
Power, Renewables

Australia's EfW: Waiting for waste

Australia’s energy-from-waste (EfW) sector is in project finance adolescence. But a lack of developers and varying waste supply agreements from councils are proving...

13 August 2019
Infrastructure, Power, Waste and water

Al Dur 2: A Saudi nightmare on ECA street

The $1.5 billion Al Dur 2 independent water and power project (IWPP) financing achieved a record length tenor for an uncovered local bank tranche, an indirect benefit of...