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08 January 2024
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All quiet on the financing front: Korea seeks support for defence deals

A major set of defence contracts between Korea and Poland is set to be renewed after successful collaboration in 2022. However, Kexim’s lending limits pose an obstacle...

22 December 2023

Commodity finance trends of 2023: Geopolitical shadows, funding challenges, and transparency struggles

It's time to reflect on the notable trends that defined the year that was 2023 - ranging from geopolitical risk, funding options, sustainability and trader transparency....

22 December 2023

Export finance trends of 2023: ECAs spearhead success amidst global challenges and geopolitical shifts

As we bid farewell to 2023, let's take a look at some of the key trends of the year, from adapting to OECD reforms to plugging the funding gap and championing...

19 December 2023
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Chemicals/Petrochemicals, Manufacturing & equipment, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas

Choppy waters prevail: TXF Commodity Finance Industry Report 2023

TXF Intelligence has published its Global Commodity Trade Finance Industry Report for 2023. Read on to find the latest analysis on a host of topical industry concerns,...

15 December 2023

OECD officially extends 95% export finance coverage

The news the OECD has officially extended a Common Line agreement allowing ECAs to offer 95% coverage on export contracts is a boon for the export finance community — but...

24 November 2023
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Metals and Mining

Traders up ECA funding mix

A new commodity trader is set to tap the ECA-backed loan market to diversify their fund mix amid the drive to energy transition. The deal marks a continued increase in...

21 November 2023

TXF Dealmakers of the Year 2023: Celebrating excellence

TXF is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural Dealmakers of the Year Awards for 2023, a celebration of the most decorated export finance practitioners from our...

17 November 2023

TXF Geneva 2023: Top takeaways

TXF returned to the Hotel President Wilson for its annual Geneva event. Dealmakers in the commodity trade finance community gathered for a day of networking and industry...

03 November 2023
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Other

Out now: Export Finance Q3 League Tables

TXF Intelligence’s 2023 Q3 export finance league tables are out now for subscribers. Read on to find out the ranking highlights as well as the most active lenders of the...

27 October 2023
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Metals and Mining, Oil & gas

Weathering the storm: Trafigura returns for upsized Asia RCFs

Trafigura has successfully returned to the market for its annual Asia refinancing. The deal’s fundamentals are strong despite a tricky year for the company so far and a...

18 October 2023
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Metals and Mining

Future facing commodities: Lithium

The lithium industry is facing new challenges as prices tumble from the highs of 2022. More sources of supply are coming online to meet anticipated demand but a lack of...

13 October 2023
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Chemicals/Petrochemicals, Other, Renewables

ChemOne nears close on petchem project debt

Singapore-based ChemOne Group is progressing towards financial close on the ECA-backed project debt funding its PEC petrochemical scheme while separate financing will be...

06 October 2023

TXF Asia 2023: Meeting at the crossroads

TXF has returned to Singapore for its annual Asia event. Read on to find the key takeaways after two days of networking and industry insights from the export, project and...

05 October 2023

Sullivan: Negotiating terms on sustainability-linked loans

In this trade & export finance webinar, Ellis Lawson, Partner, and Maria Capocci, Associate, look at the LMA’s recently published template sustainability-linked loan...

07 September 2023
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Chemicals/Petrochemicals, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Renewables

Springboard to success: the ECA project pipeline

Export finance activity looks healthy as the industry seeks to build on the successes of H1 2023. The project pipeline reflects new mandates for ECAs in the mining space...

21 August 2023

CIRR Reform: A roadblock to modernisation?

As part of the OECD’s latest package of updates to the Arrangement on Export Credits, a new methodology for the calculation of Commercial Interest Reference Rates has...

08 August 2023

Commodity finance H1 2023: A stagnant market

TXF has officially released its commodity finance data for the first half of 2023. The data reflects a stagnant market, with depressed volumes and reduced activity across...

02 August 2023

Who's top of the export finance lender mountain?

TXF has officially released its export finance league tables for the most active lenders and MLAs in the first half of 2023. The data reflects the industry’s progress in...

02 August 2023

Sullivan: Have we now made it to digital trade transactions?

In this Trade & Export Finance Webinar, Sullivan partner Geoff Wynne looks at the realities and practicalities of what is going on with changes in law, the technical...

26 July 2023
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Oil & gas

FPSO Mero 4: A familiar formula for offshore oil & gas

SBM Offshore has completed its third ECA-backed FPSO financing in as many years. The $1.6 billion project finance deal for the FPSO Mero 4 benefits from a now familiar...