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26 February 2018

Nigerian solar: Developers, DFIs and delays

Nigeria’s plan to finance 14 utility-scale solar IPP projects by the end of June 2018 is looking uncertain. Potential DFI appetite is waning as state-owned offtaker...

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...

19 February 2018

Zero-subsidy offshore wind: Too little too soon?

The cost of generating offshore wind power in Europe is finally being driven by the economics of the industry rather than the government subsides that founded it. But has...

30 January 2018

Does Canada really need to launch a new infra bank?

The PPP Canada fund is expected to be replaced by the C$35 billion Canadian Infrastructure Bank in 2018. While the new bank will have a wider mandate and larger budget,...

22 January 2018

Electrogas Malta: An integrated approach

Electrogas Malta closed a tightly priced refinancing for its 215MW LNG-to-power scheme last month. The 17-year deal is the first ever integrated LNG-to-power project...

19 January 2018

TXF Private Insurance talk: Atradius on tailoring insurance for trade

TXF caught up with Olivier David, head of special products at Atradius, to find out more about their tailored credit and political risk insurance products and why data...

12 January 2018

TXF Private Insurance talk: Why do ECAs reinsure loans?

TXF caught up with Vincenzo Pedicini, head of reinsurance at Sace, to find out why reinsuring an ECA loan via the private market is such an important tool for risk...

11 January 2018
Telecoms and Communications

US telco financing: The inside scoop

The hottest ticket in town, TXF Americas 2018, just got more exciting, welcoming an exclusive case study on the recent Verizon ECA-backed transactions, with in depth...

11 January 2018

Gulf of Suez: ECA umbrella breezes into Egyptian wind

The JBIC/NEXI deal for Gulf of Suez Wind IPP (Ras Ghareb) – a rare ECA-backed deal in an Egyptian renewables market fuelled by DFI debt – is both reasonably priced and...

05 January 2018

TXF Private Insurance talk: What's driving East Africa's growth?

TXF caught up with Robert Besseling, executive director at EXX Africa, to find out more about the current challenges private insurers face doing business in Africa, as...

04 January 2018

Basel III: The impact of sovereign risk debts on banks and ECAs

The Basel Committee published a discussion paper earlier this month on the regulatory treatment of sovereign exposures. The review raises some very important questions...

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.

21 December 2017
Agri/Soft Commodities, Infrastructure, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Power, Renewables, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

SMEs: Where's the tech liquidity solution?

Although the majority of banks believe fintech will cut their compliance costs and improve their ability to risk-assess SMEs, the proportion of small businesses being...

14 December 2017
Infrastructure, Transport

Brightline: Take your seats

With few exceptions, US travellers have little love for inter-city rail travel. Having pulled off a $600 million non-investment grade PAB issue for its Brightline private...

11 December 2017

TXF Private Insurance talk: IBM on the future of Blockchain

TXF caught up with Mike Hope, a UKI insurance technical leader at IBM, to find out more about how blockchain technology is driving the trade finance industry forward as...

07 December 2017
Agri/Soft Commodities, Infrastructure, Manufacturing & equipment, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Power, Renewables, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

Myingyan: Plugging Myanmar's power gap

The Myingyan IPP financing – Myanmar’s debut in the project finance market – has set the blueprint for future deals. But considerable regulatory change is still needed to...

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
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

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...