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29 June 2015

Statoil signs $5 billion RCF following oversubscription

Oil producer Statoil ASA has successfully signed a $5 billion multicurrency revolving credit facility, guaranteed by Statoil Petroleum AS. The syndication saw a healthy...

20 March 2015

Nordsee One reaches financial close

Project sponsors, Northland of Canada and RWE Innogy (RWE) the German utility, have announced that the €1.2 billion ($1.3 billion) Nordsee One wind farm project has...

17 March 2015

HSBC is first to complete trade transaction under new rules for Shanghai FTZ

HSBC has become the first foreign bank to complete a transaction under the new offshore borrowing policy within the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ). The Chinese...

19 December 2014

Hans Janus leaves Euler Hermes after three decades

Dr Hans Janus, a member of the board of management of Euler Hermes, has announced that he will be leaving the German export credit agency at the end of the year.

14 November 2014

Japanese banks and ECAs sign to finance Indonesian LNG project

Japanese export credit agencies and commercial banks have teamed to arrange the Japanese portion of the financing for the construction of the Donggi-Senoro LNG (DSLNG)...

09 July 2014

Protection for a price – crop insurance takes root

Despite having nearly 20% of the world’s cultivated land, Africa’s share of the global agricultural market measured by insurance premiums paid is smaller than 1%,...

07 July 2014

Traders – the strongest link

The love affair between banks and traders is sometimes resented by producers, who struggle to access bank finance directly. But traders are the arteries and veins of...

07 July 2014

Warehouse receipt finance comes of age

Warehouse receipt finance is spreading fast, giving smaller traders and bigger farmers or cooperatives the chance to tap finance immediately while they protect their...

04 July 2014

African banks on the rise

African banks are taking the lead in financing the continent’s farmers, traders and soft commodities. With more local money in the system, they are also reaching further...

01 May 2014

A history of the Berne Union

Global trade and foreign direct investments have seen dramatic changes in the 80 years since the Berne Union was founded. Not surprisingly, the Berne Union itself has...

07 February 2014

RBS names new Asia head of STF

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has appointed Sander Hansen as its new Asia head of structured trade finance. Hansen will be responsible for leading the development of...

28 January 2014

Paving the way for trade finance securitisation

Hans Krohn, head of trade products at Commerzbank, heralds the bank’s success of its CoTrax Finance II-1 trade finance securitisation. But why has it taken so long for...

02 October 2013

Harris Antoniou appointed as CEO of AMCI

Swiss-headquartered, specialist natural resource trading and transportation company, AMCI, has hired Harris Antoniou as its new chief executive officer (CEO), effective 1...