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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...

06 September 2017

New ECA Verizon's

Serial bond issuer Verizon Communications closed two $2 billion ECA-backed deals in July to finance the purchase of telecoms equipment from Ericsson and Nokia. The deals,...

04 September 2017
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Oil & gas, Power, Renewables

TXF Venice talk: Sace on its $2.5bn deal pipeline

We caught up with Alessandro Decio, CEO at Sace, to find out more about the Italian ECA’s record year so far with growth in the cruise, power, and oil and gas sectors...

24 August 2017
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Renewables

Deutsche Bucht: Cheap debt sunset?

Financing for the Deutsche Bucht project has neared Borkum II’s benchmark low for the cost of German offshore wind debt. Despite being the last deal structured under the...

21 August 2017

Sinosure: Spreading the umbrella

Sinosure appears to be following a more aggressive mandate, although policy details are sketchy and the agency claims it is natural progress. What is clear is that the...

17 August 2017

TXF Venice talk: Colville remains positive on US-Exim

TXF caught up with Valerie Colville, co-founder of CC Solutions, to find out about more about her role at the Private Export Funding Corporation (PEFCO) and why she’s...

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

Aela Energia: Shaking the DFI money tree

Having just closed a $410 million DFI-backed wind portfolio financing in Chile, Aela Energia is talking to the same lenders about financing for the next stage of its...

15 August 2017
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Oil & gas

Aceh Block A: Spark in a gas-free borrowing climate

MedcoEnergi is syndicating a very rare reserves based loan for the Aceh Block A gas project. With Indonesian gas production dwindling and energy demand increasing, the...

15 August 2017

Instruments of trade: How do Bills of Exchange work?

In the latest edition of law firm Sullivan and Worcester’s Trade Financing Breakfast Seminars, partner Simon Cook discusses how Bills of Exchanges are promissory notes...

10 August 2017

TXF Venice talk: EIB on financing new developments

TXF caught up with Paolo Munini, coordinator of the R&D task force at the European Investment Bank, to talk about his role in helping facilitate financing to corporates...

09 August 2017
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Oil & gas, Transport

VLCC finance: Staying afloat in a down market

Despite intense pressure on VLCC charter rates, in mid-June DHT Holdings sealed a $300 million loan to part finance the purchase of 11 VLCCs from the BW Group - and at a...

07 August 2017

TXF Venice talk: MIGA on plugging the $57trn infra gap

TXF caught up with Keiko Honda, CEO at MIGA, to find out more about the global infrastructure gap. With an estimated $57 trillion required to meet global infrastructure...

02 August 2017
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Power

Making savings: Mali’s first IPP

Mali’s debut independent power project financing, for a greenfield heavy fuel oil-fired power plant, features a blend of Islamic and DFI debt with tight pricing given the...

27 July 2017

Part 2: TXF-ICC Global Export Finance Survey 2017

The second instalment of the TXF-ICC Global Export Finance Survey 2017 – which complemented the ICC’s 2017 Rethinking Trade & Finance report – incorporates the more...

25 July 2017
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Power

How will Indonesia’s new decrees impact PLN’s IPP concessions?

Four presidential decrees rifled Indonesia’s private power market this year as PLN was given more powers over developers when awarding IPP concessions. While there is...

21 July 2017

How can export finance be simplified?: New TXF podcast released

Making export finance more accessible - a key debate from TXF Venice

20 July 2017

TXF Venice talk: Alfa Bank on tackling Russia's market challenges

TXF caught up with Dina Merkulova, head of trade and export finance at Alfa Bank, to discuss the current challenges the local bank faces in the Russian market, such as...

13 July 2017

Pricing perceptions: TXF-ICC Global Export Finance Survey 2017

The TXF-ICC Global Export Finance Survey 2017 – which complemented the ICC’s 2017 Rethinking Trade & Finance report – incorporates the pricing and liquidity views of 100...

10 July 2017

Asian agri-traders: Global funding base for global ambitions

Singapore-based commodity trader Olam’s debut European revolver is the latest signal that the Asian agri-trader label is outdated. Dramatic growth in recent years means...