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06 December 2017

Dfin: From a different cut

With banks retreating from the midstream diamond financing sector, the cost of debt for diamond traders is spiralling and creating the ideal climate for alternative...

05 December 2017
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Infrastructure, Transport

Foreign investors eye Russian infra market

With Russia’s economic climate improving in 2017, the country has seen an injection of investment commitments into infrastructure from Asia and the Middle East. Some...

28 November 2017

TFF 2.0: What do the banks make of it?

In June, the EIB launched its upgraded Trade Finance Facility 2.0 – to enable Greek banks to ramp up support for SMEs and Midcaps. TXF caught up with international and...

23 November 2017
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Renewables

Walney Extension: More acquisition than project bond

The first non-recourse investment-grade bond to be used on a construction-stage offshore wind farm in the UK, the Walney Extension financing introduces a new UK asset...

16 November 2017
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Infrastructure

Turkish hospital PPPs: Diversifying the DFI funding mix

Turkey’s Bilkent Laboratory PPP is nearing financial close and will be the fourth hospital financing in 2017 under the country’s €12 billion hospital PPP programme....

10 November 2017
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Renewables

Markbygden ETT: Winding up European ECA and DFI cooperation

GE Energy Financial Services and Green Investment Group’s €800 million financing for the 650MW onshore Markbygden ETT wind project in Sweden incorporates a number of...

07 November 2017

Egypt FiT Round 2: Will DFIs open doors for commercial banks?

Thirty developers achieved financial close under Egypt’s solar Feed-In-Tariff (FiT) Round 2. However, with no commercial bank presence and heavy DFI funding this time...

02 November 2017
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Oil & gas

LNG: It's a regas

As more governments explore the potential for LNG as part of their fuel mix, an increasing number of LNG regasification terminals are under construction around the world....

27 October 2017
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Power

Java 3: PLN looks for partners

PLN has issued a RFP for a minority partner on the Java 3 IPP concession. According to Teguh Harsono, treasury manager at PLN, the deal will be a test case under the new...

20 October 2017
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Renewables

GE EFS: Green-lighting Asian renewables

GE Energy Financial Services (GE EFS) is playing a more active role in arranging financings alongside its equity in renewable projects in Asia. Sushil Verma, GE EFS...

19 October 2017

BBVA: A bigger slice of ECA-backed pie

Following a sweeping reorganisation in 2015, BBVA is looking at double-digit growth for its 2017 global trade business – and gearing for a much bigger share of the global...

13 October 2017
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Power

Power politics

With construction of Bangladesh’s Maitree power project well underway despite Unesco objections, developers are now awaiting the Bangladesh government’s Strategic...

10 October 2017

Making the money go round

ECAs and DFIs active in the emerging markets are getting increasingly capital markets savvy and matching support rhetoric with some very tightly priced borrowing of their...

06 October 2017
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Oil & gas

Rover: Testing the term loan B market

Given total dollar volume in the term loan B market was around $11.6 billion in 2016, of all the pipelines looking for B loan debt, the Rover gas pipeline project - which...

03 October 2017
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Renewables

Getting FiTter and faster

Developers under Egypt’s Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) Round 2 programme are racing to close financings with DFIs and other lenders to make the scheme's 28 October deadline.

27 September 2017

Risk aversion, financing and real services

Risk will always be there. But it is how that risk is covered, how risk and financing will move forward with one another, and the challenges still to be met that will...

27 September 2017

The global opportunities for insurers prepared to embrace change

The credit insurance industry needs to break into new geographic markets and adopt new technology to keep pace with changing regulation and stay cost competitive.

19 September 2017
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Renewables

Development banks answer FRV's call

Solar developer FRV closed a $65 million DFI-backed loan this week to finance the development of the $93.3 million 51MW Al-Safawi solar plant in Jordan. Won with a highly...

18 September 2017
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Telecoms and Communications

TIM pushes on tenor and timing

Telecom Italia’s largest and longest tenor export finance deal to date – an 11.5-year €279 million ($334 million) EKN-backed loan to finance the purchase of telecoms...

08 September 2017
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Power

Sirajganj IPP: How long can Bangladesh tenors go?

Sembcorp has reached full financial close on a $309 million DFI-backed loan to finance the 414MW Sirajganj IPP. The deal is the longest tenor power financing in...

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