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06 September 2022
Oil & gas

Where's the bank balance in commodity trader lending?

The divide between access to bank liquidity and cost of debt for first and lower tier traders is widening and becoming an existential problem for the latter. If market...

01 September 2022

Inside track: copper, credit and China

China is responsible for half of global copper demand. In this article we hear from traders who provide key insights on the recent case of the disappearance of almost...

30 August 2022

Project ONE: Raising the European petchem project debt benchmark

ECAs and banks are yet to be mandated for Europe’s largest petrochemicals investment in the past 20 years – Ineos’ ethylene plant in Belgium. But despite ongoing...

01 June 2022

Metals and mining at the crucial sustainability crossroads

In the push to decarbonisation and achieving greater sustainability, the metals and mining sector is very much in the spotlight. Many of the challenges are uphill and...

13 May 2022

Picking up speed! TXF Commodity Finance Deals of the Year

Deals of the Year – the TXF Perfect 10 – are a time for celebration! Here, we reveal the winners of the Commodity Finance Deals of the Year, for transactions signed in...

20 April 2022
Renewables, Transport

TXF Global Commodity Finance 2022: It’s a gas

To celebrate the launch of the events platform, and the fact we are three weeks out from TXF Global Commodity Finance 2022, TXF’s Aife Howse gets the inside scoop from...

19 April 2022

TXF Global Commodities 2022: Commodity prices and geopolitics

Kicking off the launch of the TXF Global Commodities 2022 events platform, TXF's Aife Howse speaks to Melinda Moore, CEO of Clean Mining, on the rise of commodities...

14 April 2022

New TXF research shows banks are embracing sustainable deals

Banks are embracing sustainable deals according to results from this year's TXF export finance research survey, but corporates expect a hefty price reduction.

12 April 2022
Agri/Soft Commodities, Manufacturing & equipment, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Renewables

Trade Finance TV: Powering a clean tomorrow

TXF Editor, Jonathan Bell joined Deutsche Bank to discuss whether it's possible to transition to net zero whilst maintaining energy supplies needed to keep up the output...

30 March 2022
Agri/Soft Commodities, Other

A most crucial time to debate commodity flows

The war in Ukraine has disrupted commodity flows significantly. What are the short- and medium-term implications for commodity supply chains? At the TXF Global Commodity...

18 March 2022
Agri/Soft Commodities, Chemicals/Petrochemicals, Infrastructure, Manufacturing & equipment, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Other, Power, Renewables, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

The Nick Kilhams Foundation: The importance of sharing mental health struggles

The Nick Kilhams Foundation (NKF) has been set up in memory of Nick Kilhams, a well-regarded professional in the insurance industry who sadly took his own life. Catherine...

16 March 2022

Trade Finance TV: How is sustainable export finance stepping up?

TXF Editor, Jonathan Bell joined Deutsche Bank to discuss how export credit agencies can step-up and improve the volume of current export finance deals being classed as...

23 February 2022
Metals and Mining

Rio Tinto’s workplace report shows toxic culture prevails

The publishing of some shocking statistics in Rio Tinto’s Report into workplace culture has sparked a much-needed discussion around the necessity of a cultural re-haul –...

17 February 2022

Why can't commodity traders be more ESG transparent?

At the end of 2021, Bunge closed an amendment and extension of its ESG-tied loan, boasting more ambitious KPIs and a higher margin reduction if sustainability goals are...

16 February 2022
Power, Renewables, Transport

Frank talking for ECAs on ESG: On comparing apples and pears

Export credit agencies are still finding their way on how to deliver sustainable export finance in a measurable, consistent and transparent way. Collaboration is...

02 February 2022
Power, Renewables

Sustainability in export finance – the push for change

The volume of sustainable deals within the export finance sector is growing. But to take this forward positively across all industrial sectors a sensible debate with a...

16 November 2021

Top takeaways from TXF APAC Virtual

Last week, TXF welcomed global commodity finance dealmakers to our TXF APAC 2021 virtual conference to network and discuss the state of the market in the Asia-Pacific...

27 October 2021

Giddiness and stoicism on world trade and ESG at ITFA

The masks came off as building resilience in world trade and ESG ran in tandem at ITFA’s in person annual event in Bristol.

16 September 2021

TFP: The paths less travelled with EBRD’s Makhmudova

The EBRD’s Trade Facilitation Programme continues its success and in no small measure that is down to its team. Kamola Makhmudova reflects on her decade as lead banker of...

08 September 2021

Producers that tap project debt

From Vitol’s $7.9 billion Offshore Cape Three Points oil and gas project in Ghana five years ago to Geopacific Resources’ Woodlark gold project in Papua New Guinea this...