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11 September 2013

BAML names global head of sales within GTS

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) has named Percy Batliwalla as the new global head of sales for large corporates and financial institutions in global transaction...

11 September 2013

Global head interview – Citi

TXF talks to Citi about the current state of the trade and supply chain finance market.

11 September 2013

Hard decisions required as trade finance enters a bold new era

Jonathan Bell examines the challenges the trade finance sector needs to confront, and find ways to work with, if it is to be a truly profitable business in the years...

11 September 2013

Global head interview – BNP Paribas

TXF talks to BNP Paribas about the current state of the trade and supply chain finance market.

11 September 2013

Global heads interview – Standard Chartered Bank

TXF talks to Standard Chartered Bank about the current state of the trade and supply chain finance market.

11 September 2013

Trade finance in Canada: transition to transformation

Alexander Malaket weighs up the pros and cons as Canada’s provision of trade finance looks to service much more than big brother US next door.

06 September 2013

Dangote secures mega-loan for Nigerian refinery

In a landmark transaction and development for Nigeria and West Afirca, Nigeria’s Dangote Industries has signed a medium-term $3.3 billion loan agreement with a consortium...

05 September 2013

Trafigura Eurasia opens in Moscow

International commodities trading and logistics company Trafigura, has opened a new Russia-based business - Trafigura Eurasia, which the company sees as a vital cog in...

05 September 2013

VTB Bank begins transactions in renminbi

VTB Bank’s Shanghai branch, the only Russian bank with a Chinese financial operation licence, has begun conducting transactions in renminbi (RMB) for corporate clients...

04 September 2013

BofAML expands GTS team in London

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) has made several appointments expanding its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) sales team within global transaction banking...

04 September 2013

Deutsche opens branch in Qingdao, China

Deutsche Bank has opened a new branch in Qingdao, China following the approval from the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC). The Qingdao branch is the bank’s sixth...

04 September 2013

Boost for VEB Leasing with VTB credit lines

Russia’s VEB Leasing has received a boost to its operations with the signing of a RUB30 billion ($897 million) credit line provided by VTB Bank. The facility has an...

04 September 2013

StanChart sets up treasury solutions team

Standard Chartered (StanChart) has set up a global treasury solutions team for its transaction banking business. The team is responsible for providing best practice...

03 September 2013

Albania’s Union Bank expands trade finance offering

Albania’s Union Bank Albania has been able to expand its trade finance offering following an injection of funds from the IFC. The funds will specifically be used to...

02 September 2013

EuroChem signs debut unsecured facility

Russian fertiliser production company EuroChem has signed a $1.3 billion loan facility on a club basis. The transaction is unsecured, and as such is the company’s first...

30 August 2013

Angola’s Sonangol signs mega syndicated loan

Sonangol (Sociedade Nacional de Combustiveis de Angola), the Angolan state-owned oil producer, has signed a $2.5 billion syndicated loan with a 24-strong group of...

29 August 2013

Mexico’s Pemex and US Ex-Im employ capital market tools

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (US Ex-Im) has authorized $1.5 billion of export financing for two transactions supporting the export of US goods and services...

28 August 2013

Olam US credit facility oversubscribed

Singapore-headquartered, agri-products producer and trading company Olam International (Olam) has signed a $400 million revolving credit facility (RCF), in a syndication...

27 August 2013

BNPP in landmark securitisation of commodity receivables

BNP Paribas (BNPP) has completed a securitisation of commodity trade finance loan receivables, in a $131.6 million transaction through the special platform Lighthouse...

26 August 2013

UBS selects MIT's TRAC to support its commodity trade finance business

Swiss banking group UBS has selected TRAC (Trade Risk Active Control) – developed by software company MIT – to support its fast growing commodity trade finance (CTF)...