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19 September 2017

Development banks answer FRV's call

Solar developer FRV closed a $65 million DFI-backed loan this week to finance the development of the $93.3 million 51MW Al-Safawi solar plant in Jordan. Won with a highly...

05 September 2017

Rising through the classes

For sale: Investible asset. Self-liquidating with low default and loss rate. Contributor to real economy businesses. Short term maturities available. It’s a compelling...

21 July 2017

How can export finance be simplified?: New TXF podcast released

Making export finance more accessible - a key debate from TXF Venice

22 May 2017

Message received: ACWA’s holdco hybrid a hit with investors

ACWA Power’s complex non-recourse bond debut was never going to be an easy sell to mainstream investors. But after 200-plus face-to-face account meetings and constant...

09 May 2017

Perfect 10 Sangaredi: High tenor and pitched perfect - a TXF ECA/project finance Deal of the Year

DFI loans and a rare untied UFK covered loan enabled commercial banks to push the tenor on CBG’s Sangaredi mine expansion financing to 15 years - a record for Guinean...

04 May 2017

SMEs and export finance: New TXF podcast released

In the most recent offering from TXF’s podders, the team discuss the benefits and challenges small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) currently face in tapping the export...

07 April 2017

Mafraq I and II: DFI debt and cheap tariffs

Solar developer FRV reached full financial close on DFI-backed financings last month to fund the construction of two of its four solar projects in Mafraq, Jordan. The...

05 April 2017

Money maze mappers: The track to good treasury

At a tumultuous time for the world, both politically and economically, corporate treasurers find themselves tasked with identifying and managing an increasingly complex...

22 March 2017

Hands on: Attarat tackles Jordan's feedstock problem

The $2.1 billion 554MW shale oil-fired Attarat Power project in Jordan reached financial close last week backed by Chinese banks and Sinosure cover. Is this the beginning...

24 February 2017

TXF Venice preliminary agenda confirmed

TXF Events has unveiled the preliminary agenda for its annual flagship global conference covering project, infrastructure, export & agency finance. TXF Venice 2017: The...

09 February 2017

Al Risha solar project nears financial close

Acwa Power is weeks away from financial close on a bilaterally negotiated 18-year DFI-backed financing for the 61.3MW solar scheme at Risha in Jordan.

30 January 2017

Zarqa CCGT seals long tenor, well priced, DFI debt

On 15 January Acwa Power completed its first drawdown from its $370 million 19-year partially MIGA-covered financing for the construction of the 485MW Al Zarqa...

06 January 2017

Sangaredi: High tenor and pitch perfect

DFI loans and a rare untied UFK covered loan have enabled commercial banks to push the tenor on CBG’s Sangaredi mine expansion financing in Guinea.

08 November 2016

The IFC Forests Bond: Growing a market from a small seed

A first-of-its-kind issue tests out several environmental finance concepts, but more development will be required before bonds become useful to the forestry sector.

17 October 2016

Africa faces $120bn trade finance gap

The world’s second largest continent faces vast challenges in accessing trade financing with SMEs particularly affected by a vastly increased trade financing gap,...

09 June 2016

Regulation and working capital key drivers for trade finance and treasury

Regulation was seen as the biggest challenge for the trade finance industry, whilst working capital optimisation the top priority for corporate treasurers during a poll...

06 May 2016

Why are banks withdrawing from correspondent banking?

Banks are continuing to withdraw from many of their correspondent banking relationships - a process which threatens global trade, especially in poorer countries. TXF...

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...

18 December 2015

Orpic signs contracts for Oman’s $6.4bn Liwa plastics complex

Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) has signed agreements to build, operate and finance the $6.4 billion Liwa Plastic Industries Complex (LPIC)...

29 June 2015

Deutsche Bank goes live with KYC registry service

Deutsche Bank’s Global Transaction Banking (GTB) division has embedded SWIFT’s Know Your Customer (KYC) Registry - a centralised repository that maintains a standardised...