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12 December 2016

ELZ Finance: The EBRD and MIGA target bond guarantees

Credit enhancement on the Elazig hospital PPP financing shows how bonds could help emerging markets projects take off.

30 November 2016

Kexim rolls out reforms to tackle shipping woes

South Korean state-run banks Kexim and KDB are currently trimming the fat as part of efforts to "reform" themselves and cut internal costs after over exposure to the...

12 August 2016

TXF Data Update: JBIC most active ECA in H1

The Japanese ECA, JBIC, topped the table by covered volume with 25 transactions totalling $9.68 billion in H1 of 2016, with the German ECA Euler Hermes in second place...

13 June 2016

China Exim continues to woo Ethiopia with $500m industrial park loan

China Eximbank is advancing a $500 million loan to Ethiopia towards the construction of an industrial park in Adama, in the latest rapprochement between the two...

22 April 2016


In a pioneering $800 million deal to finance Peru’s Lima Metro, the borrowers successfully structured a joint ECA and Public Private Partnership, to be crowned as TXF’s...

20 April 2016

Former Berne Union president takes leading role at XL Catlin

Daniel Riordan has been appointed as president, XL Catlin Global Political Risk and Trade Credit. This represents a significant move from the private insurance...

14 April 2016

ECAs propel cruise-ship market boom

Last week, MSC Cruises signed a letter of intent with STX France for the construction of four LNG-powered ships with France's ECA, Coface, backing the $4.5 billion...

12 February 2016

Lundin signs Europe’s largest reserve-based loan

As oil prices reached 12-year lows with wide-ranging consequences for the petroleum industry, Lundin Petroleum (Lundin) sealed the largest-ever reserve-based lending deal...

12 February 2016

Bank-fintech alliances set to revolutionise B2B payments

In a new report just released, it asserts that banks and fintechs should collaborate rather than compete, as a strategy to overcome some of the challenges facing the...

05 November 2015

Berne Union elects Topi Vesteri as president at AGM in Shanghai

At the Berne Union - the International Union of Credit & Investment Insurers - and Prague Club annual general meeting this week in Shanghai - hosted by China’s official...

18 August 2015

Wells Fargo makes hire to lead European push of supply chain finance

Wells Fargo Capital Finance, part of Wells Fargo & Company has appointed Nick Lawrence as managing director for supply chain finance as it finalises the build out of its...

27 February 2015

Register now for TXF’s free SCF webinar

Join TXF for our live webinar on how companies are using supply chain finance (SCF) on Monday 16 March.

12 January 2015

IFC and Rabobank provide loan for Georgian glass bottle manufacturer

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank group, is teaming up with Rabobank to provide financing for Georgia’s sole glass bottle...

09 December 2014

Deutsche arranges largest Chinese structured commodity deal to date

Deutsche Bank has arranged a $1.5 billion pre-payment loan for China’s Tangshan Iron & Steel Group (Tangsteel), in a transaction which is the largest structured commodity...

08 December 2014

Inventory finance and a view on Qingdao

The investigation into falsified warehouse receipts, the warehouse lock-down and fraud investigation against Decheng Mining (and others) in the Chinese port of Qingdao...

06 November 2014

Citi launches integrated supply chain and working capital management suite

Citi’s Treasury & Trade Solutions division has launched Integrated Payables Solutions, a product designed to aid clients in identifying opportunities to effectively...

31 October 2014

Law firm Thomas Cooper boosts partnership

London-headquartered law firm Thomas Cooper is continuing to boost its partnership with the announcement of four internal promotions across the business’ key sectors,...

31 October 2014

Accountable cover policies in high risk markets – balancing country risk, portfolio and export promotion

Export credit agencies (ECAs) have the mandate to support their national exporters in doing business worldwide.

24 October 2014

Berne Union and Prague Club come together for landmark meeting in London

Members of the Berne Union – International Union of Credit & Investment Insurers – came together in London this week for their annual general meeting (AGM). At the same...

24 October 2014

Michal Ron elected as new vice president of Berne Union

This week the Berne Union – the International Union of Credit & Investment Insurers – came together in London for their annual general meeting (AGM), which is also the...