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16 July 2014

How Brazil engaged capital markets in agri-financing

With the vast ocean of financing required in African agriculture, banks alone – at least in the current climate – are insufficient. The same was true of Brazil and the...

01 July 2014

KfW IPEX arranges financing for Quebec wind farms

KfW IPEX-Bank has arranged a total of C$206.8 million ($194.5 million) through two loan packages to finance the Témiscouata I and Témiscouata II wind farms in Québec,...

27 June 2014

Case study: Financing Santo Domingo’s Metro

As the most extensive urban metro system in the Caribbean and only the second in existence, Santo Domingo’s Metro is an ambitious programme to modernise transport...

27 June 2014

Finnvera gets expanded scope to support export financing

Finnish export credit agency (ECA), Finnvera, has announced that in future it will have better possibilities to participate in the export-related financing arrangements...

26 June 2014

Kenyan horticulture gets boost through Proparco funds

Sustainable horticultural production in Kenya has received a boost with new funding from development finance institution Proparco.

10 June 2014

MIGA and OPIC combine for fund for African farmers

The US Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) have combined to provide a $350 million political risk...

27 May 2014

Asia-Pacific regional heads roundtable

TXF talks with several Asia-Pacific heads of export finance about trends and prospects for the business line in the region.

27 May 2014

Why do we need the ECAs?

In this article, Charles Berry, Chairman, BPL Global, argues that, increasingly, the ECAs are needed to provide additional capacity for risks for which there is market...

19 May 2014

Nyrstar secures EFIC support for Port Pirie redevelopment

Belgian-incorporated metals and mining company Nyrstar has signed a binding agreement for the final funding and support package for the redevelopment of the Port Pirie...

16 May 2014

Western banks launch FX cash management programmes in Shanghai FTZ

Western banks continue to make inroads in the provision of cash management structures and solutions for their clients operating in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ).

05 May 2014

Sohar Refinery financing closes

Orpic (Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company) and a consortium of 21 international and national financial institutions have signed a $2.8 billion umbrella...

01 May 2014

Interview with Berne Union president Dan Riordan

Jonathan Bell, editor-in-chief at TXF, talks with Dan Riordan, president of the Berne Union, about taking the organisation forward in its 80th year.

01 May 2014

A history of the Berne Union

Global trade and foreign direct investments have seen dramatic changes in the 80 years since the Berne Union was founded. Not surprisingly, the Berne Union itself has...

01 May 2014

Standardisation across export finance

Export-oriented economies benefit from new jobs, more innovation, reduced welfare costs and economic stability. Creating growth through trade is an elemental part of the...

01 May 2014

Export finance and capital markets

An arguably common theme in medium- and long-term (MLT) export finance circles today is that full implementation of Basel III will elicit the end of commercial banks as...

01 May 2014

The role of export credit in project financing

Although the operations of Berne Union members are diversified across various products, geographies, governance models, and regulatory systems, the growing role of ECAs...

01 May 2014

The resurgence of shipping

With six of the world’s top 10 shipyards located in the country, Korea stands at the forefront of the global shipbuilding market. In 2013 alone, Korea won 16.58 million...

01 May 2014

ICIEC at 20

The Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC), the insurance arm of the AAA rated Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB) based in...

25 April 2014

Boost for Egypt-Africa trade with AfDB risk agreement

Egyptian trade with African countries looks set for a boost following the signing of a risk participation agreement between Egypt’s Commercial International Bank (CIB)...

15 April 2014

Asanko Gold amends debt financing

Vancouver-headquartered, African miner Asanko Gold has agreed terms to amend its existing project debt facility with a special purpose vehicle of RK Mine Finance Trust I...

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