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11 May 2022

One step beyond: New UK trade digitisation legislation on track

Trade digitisation has taken a big step forward globally with the announcement that the UK’s Electronic Trade Documents Bill is on its way to becoming law. What’s the...

10 May 2022

Commodity Trade Finance Survey 2022: Have your say...

TXF wants to hear from banks, brokers, insurers, traders and producers, to build an up-to-date picture of the commodity finance landscape in the fallout from the war in...

06 May 2022

Opinion: Is disruption the norm in the world of commodities?

Jean Francois Lambert, founder and managing partner at Lambert Commodities, asks whether commodity markets were ever steering in calm seas. More crucially, how long will...

04 May 2022
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Renewables

ECAs: Behind the methodology of sustainability

There is a need for collective definitions and methodologies to better interpret the multitude of existing sustainable frameworks to apply within export finance. TXF...

03 May 2022
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Oil & gas, Renewables

Export Finance Research Report 2022: top 5 takeaways

TXF Intelligence's Export Finance Research Report 2022 presents the latest market trends in the export finance industry, delving into the challenges facing all sectors,...

28 April 2022
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Other

The harsh reality of the weaponisation of trade

With the war in Ukraine about to enter its third month, there is no sign of Russian military aggression abating. At the same time, turning off the gas tap to Poland and...

26 April 2022

Sustainability in export finance report 2021

TXF Intelligence’s third sustainability in export finance report makes clear what export finance professionals active in the market already know. Sustainability is moving...

25 April 2022
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Power

Under the radar: Electricity transmission in Pakistan

FMO and Proparco’s seven-year loan to Pakistani electricity provider K-Electric to finance the upgrade of its transmission system is arguably the replicable bankable...

21 April 2022

BNDES’ Montezano: A DFI on rebuilt foundations

Gustavo Montezano, President of BNDES, is putting ESG at the heart of the development bank's financing strategy. The policy has refocused the bank on its original core...

20 April 2022
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Metals and Mining, Renewables

The convergence of export & project finance: All roads lead to Lisbon

The who’s who of the export & project finance community have already booked their places to TXF Global/Proximo Europe 2022 in Lisbon from 7-9 June. Have you got your all...

20 April 2022
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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...

19 April 2022
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Metals and Mining, Oil & gas

Shop talk: Maxwer, an alternative to commodity bank funding

With financial institutions increasingly stepping back from trade finance, in particular supporting commodity SMEs, TXF spoke to Lilia Wernli, CEO and Partner at Maxwer...

14 April 2022
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Other

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.

13 April 2022
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Infrastructure, Manufacturing & equipment, Transport

Inflation and EPC finance: Another case of history repeating?

EPC contractors are having to deal with the inflationary ripples from the pandemic and the invasion of Ukraine. It’s 100 years since one attempt was made to reconstruct...

12 April 2022
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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...

11 April 2022
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Infrastructure

Blended finance: How are commercial banks filling the bankability gap?

Commercial banks are increasingly looking at blended finance to push marginally bankable deals over the fence — but hurdles of transparency, a limited pipeline of deals...

07 April 2022
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Power, Renewables

Sponsor profile: Breaking PLN’s 40GW threshold

With Indonesia’s newly revised 40GW-plus power procurement plan by 2030, project debt – and ECA support – is higher on PLN’s financing agenda in the wake of the pandemic....

06 April 2022
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Chemicals/Petrochemicals, Infrastructure, Manufacturing & equipment, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Other, Power, Renewables, Transport

Emergency liquidity: Commodity traders struggle to stay buoyant

The recent commodity trader rush for emergency liquidity from relationship lenders to meet margin calls has met with a predictable response - credit lines are still open...

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

New BU Climate Working Group rolls up its sleeves

Leah Gilbert Morris, Director of International and ECA Relations at Export Development Canada (EDC) and Chair of the BU Climate Working Group on behalf of EDC, discusses...