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04 June 2020

Impact assessment: Covid-19 and the world of sport

In the fourth of a series of insights on the impact of Covid-19 on the global economy, Orbian CEO Tom Dunn interviews Gordon D’Arcy, a retired Irish rugby player, to...

28 May 2020

Perfect Deals of the Year 2019: Commodity finance

It’s time to celebrate commodity finance excellence, as last year’s most outstanding, unique and influential deals, which cover a range of sectors and regions, have been...

21 May 2020

Impact assessment: Covid-19 and the natural world

In the third of a series of insights on the impact of Covid-19 on the global economy, Orbian CEO Tom Dunn interviews Huw Cordey, acclaimed natural history film producer,...

07 May 2020

Impact assessment: Covid-19 and the global development agenda

In the second of a series of insights on the impact of Covid-19 on the global economy, Orbian CEO Tom Dunn interviews Judith Tyson, a fellow at the Overseas Development...

05 May 2020

Can DFIs stretch to combating Covid-19 and climate change?

Development banks have been at the forefront of dealing with climate change. Now they’re in the front line of the Covid-19 response. Will the development finance...

29 April 2020

Africa: Going cold turkey from Chinese infra finance addiction?

China’s president, Xi Jinping, pledged $60 billion in 2018 for African development over the next three years. But will the Covid-19 pandemic and global economic downturn...

21 April 2020

Impact assessment: Investigating leadership and Covid-19

In the first of a series of insights on the impact of Covid-19 on the global economy, Orbian CEO Tom Dunn interviews Archie Brown, Emeritus Professor of Politics at...

08 April 2020

Covid-19 Export Finance Survey 2020: Help us, to help you

TXF is sounding out bankers and borrowers, importers and exporters, for its Export Finance survey 2020, to garner market sentiment on the real impact of the Covid-19...

20 November 2019

SCF: You say tomato, I say tomato, let’s call the whole thing off?

Is it time for supply chain finance to be rebranded? Looking 10 years out is a good way of focusing the mind. Even though there’s a big industry around SCF, will we still...

12 November 2019

A path through the zigs and zags: TXF Commodity Finance Report 2019

This year's edition of TXF’s Commodity Finance Market Report comprises the insights of 173 traders, bankers, alternative financiers, lawyers, brokers, borrowers and...

14 October 2019

After GNA 1: Will banks turn up the Brazilian LNG-to-power funding tap?

Following the recent financial close on GNA 1, and the Sergipe project the previous year, is the Brazilian LNG-to-power sector ready for commercially banked deals with...

02 October 2019

Questions on trade at the centre of the Sibos universe

Katharine Morton looks into the sky at Sibos with a guided tour of hyper connectivity, trust, cosmology, trade and eating fairy cakes at the centre of the universe

28 August 2019

Commodity report for H1 2019 shows drastic drop in volumes

Overall volumes of global commodity trade financing fell by almost 30% according to the TXF H1 2019 Commodity Report. Jonathan Bell reviews this drastic drop and assesses...

24 July 2019

China’s Cofco ups the ante with sustainability-linked loan

Cofco has signed the largest loan for an agri trading company yet which is linked to sustainability elements. Jonathan Bell examines this growing trend within...

17 July 2019

Mind the gaps: On trillions, trade and financing women-owned and run businesses

TXF talks to Makiko Toyoda and Jessica Schnabel, the women who are spearheading the development of IFC’s latest initiative to raise access to trade finance for...

08 July 2019

Talking tomorrow’s trade finance with SWIFT: Blurring the lines

TXF sat down with industry experts to look at how changes in corporate trade and supply chain and digitisation are blurring the lines between cash management and...

16 May 2019
Telecoms and Communications

US fibre plays catch-up with Europe

US state and federal governments are starting to get serious about encouraging digital infrastructure development. But investors familiar with European fibre-to-the-home...

10 May 2019
Agri/Soft Commodities, Infrastructure, Manufacturing & equipment, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Power, Renewables, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

US-EXIM’s Recovery: Lessons from Jonah

John Schuster, President at JLS Capital Strategies, takes a look at what a fully authorised US-EXIM could look like going forward. Will it be merged with the newly formed...

07 May 2019

Blended finance: Refloating an old idea with new capital

Much that is useful in blended finance is not new, and much that is new in blended finance is not useful – but the concept has captured the imagination of DFIs looking to...

13 March 2019

Beyond Libor: SOFR so good?

After Libor’s repeated missteps, a replacement rate - SOFR - is ready for roll-out. In part two of the Beyond Libor Series, Berkeley Research Group’s Michael Whalen looks...