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05 July 2017

Reversing the charges: AT&T's ECA-backed debut

US telecoms conglomerate AT&T has raised a $1.5 billion EKN-covered loan – the borrower's first ECA facility and the largest ECA-backed technology, media and telecoms...

03 July 2017

Northwind refi: Pocketing the margin difference

Sponsors of the 216MW Northwind offshore wind farm in the Belgian North Sea closed a €525 million ($596 million) ECA-backed refinancing last month - more than halving the...

30 June 2017

US Ex-Im: Back with the big bucks?

Unable to approve transactions of more than $10 million for over a year now, the two Trump nominees for the new US Ex-Im quorum have sent a mixed message to the...

26 June 2017

Re-landscaping the park: Dubai solar goes shariah-compliant

Sponsors of the 800MW third phase of the Dubai solar park closed a $700 million soft mini-perm earlier this month - the largest Middle East solar deal to date to go...

22 June 2017

Rock Rail: Alternatives bridge the funding gap

Rock Rail's latest rolling stock financing is its largest to date. Priced competitively at just over 200bp, and over a very long tenor, the deal has proven popular with...

20 June 2017

Indian solar: How low can it go?

India has experienced record low bids for solar concessions over the past year. While that is good news for offtakers – how low can offers go before they stop being...

20 June 2017

Current issues affecting use of L/Cs

In the latest edition of law firm Sullivan & Worcester's Trade Finance Breakfast Seminars, partner Geoffrey Wynne discusses the pros and cons of L/C's

02 June 2017

The right combination: DFI's open up for Egypt solar Round 2

With many of the issues that dogged Egypt's solar FiT Round 1 fixed, DFIs that were forced to pull out of the first round are back as serious lending prospects for Round...

31 May 2017

TXF Africa talk: Siemens on electrifying sub-Saharan Africa

We caught up with Rotimi Thomas, head of market development in sub-Saharan Africa for Gas 2 Power, to talk about how Siemens can work closer with ECAs and project...

30 May 2017

Five ways export finance could be simplified

Changes that could be made to make ECA export finance more simple and accessible - as voiced by you the market

30 May 2017

Keeping up with fintech and blockchain initiatives

In the latest edition of law firm Sullivan & Worcester's Trade Finance Breakfast Seminars, partner Joel Telpner discusses current developments involving fintech and...

23 May 2017

Sweihan PV: Taking the soft option

Despite being a pathfinder project for Abu Dhabi and reliant for its cashflow on a PPA priced at one of the lowest ever tariffs for a utility-scale PV project, the...

22 May 2017

Businesses still underestimate currency risk

With $5 trillion traded daily on the FX markets and only 2% of that for commercial purposes, FX risk management is a tool that remains undervalued by businesses. Kevin...

22 May 2017

Message received: ACWA’s holdco hybrid a hit with investors

ACWA Power’s complex non-recourse bond debut was never going to be an easy sell to mainstream investors. But after 200-plus face-to-face account meetings and constant...

19 May 2017

Perfect 10 Qaiwan: Breaking down borders - a TXF ECA/project finance Deal of the Year

A partially ECA-covered buyers credit and vendor loan, the Qaiwan deal is an example of ECA financing doing exactly what it says on the label – giving lenders comfort to...

17 May 2017

Perfect 10 Lotte Chemical USA: Banking on relationships - a TXF ECA/project finance Deal of the Year

An untied ECA-backed facility and not a US lender in sight, Lotte Chemical leveraged its existing lender relationships and pulled off a competitively priced project...

16 May 2017

Trianel Windpark Borkum II: Cheap just got cheaper

Financial close on Trianel Windpark Borkum II has set a new benchmark low for the cost of German offshore wind debt. Although structured under the old EEG regime, the...

16 May 2017

Perfect 10 North Sea Link: Making unexpected ECA connections - a TXF ECA/project finance Deal of the Year

A debut ECA-covered facility for National Grid and a rare example of an ECA financing adding value for a sophisticated investment grade credit, the North Sea Link...

15 May 2017

Perfect 10 Liwa Plastics: Financing in the fast lane - a TXF ECA/project finance Deal of the Year

Despite a low oil price environment and ratings pressure on the sovereign, state-owned Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) closed the largest...

09 May 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. By...

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