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16 September 2021
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Agri/Soft Commodities

Olam: Revamping and showing resilience

Following its reorganisation last year, Olam has secured a massive $5.2 billion across three separate facilities to set its new operating groups in motion. With agri...

08 September 2021

Producers that tap project debt

From Vitol’s $7.9 billion Offshore Cape Three Points oil and gas project in Ghana five years ago to Geopacific Resources’ Woodlark gold project in Papua New Guinea this...

07 September 2021
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Renewables

Sudair: Cashing in on Saudi solar

An ACWA Power-led team sealed a tightly priced debt package to fund the 1.5GW Sudair solar PV project in mid-June. However, while the scheme marked the second lowest...

01 September 2021
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Power, Transport

The H1 Commodity Finance Data Report 2021: The highlights

Here’s a sneak peek of TXF’s H1 Commodity Finance Data Report 2021, which will be out later this week. Comprising comprehensive data on commercial loans, the report...

23 August 2021

Blended finance: a solution to the SDG funding puzzle?

Blended finance could be a significant part of the funding solution in meeting the UN's SDGs. But to pull in private sector investment in the volume needed, and the time...

18 August 2021
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Infrastructure, Transport

Digital platforms give commodities extra lift

Part of the commodity trade finance sector is transforming itself with the use of digital platforms utilising blockchain technology. We look at two key examples where...

11 August 2021
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Power, Renewables, Transport

DFI support key to Uzbek power procurement pipe dream

Uzbekistan’s list of prospective power projects – across the renewables and gas-fired space – is ballooning. But only one deal – the Syrdarya I CCGT – has reached...

02 August 2021
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Agri/Soft Commodities

Louis Dreyfus: Tapping ESG-tied debt, at a premium

Louis Dreyfus Company’s latest revolver mimics its debut in the Asia sustainability-linked debt sector from 2019 - but with a Covid premium on the loan margin and an...

29 July 2021

EV Charging: A question of bankability

Few bankable EV charging project deals have followed the hybrid pathfinder set by Allego. Project financings for consumer EV charging points have, at their core, a simple...

28 July 2021
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Infrastructure, Other, Waste and water

Stages for Change: ‘Life only matters if you can be a blessing to somebody else - I have the chance to do that now'

In this week’s Stages for Change interview, Eavie Burnett talks to Paule Gosset, VP of export & agency finance for West & Central Africa at Commerzbank about her very...

28 July 2021

SCF reforms shelved in wake of Greensill inquiry

A UK parliamentary inquiry into the Greensill Capital debacle has concluded the trade fund’s demise does not justify regulatory reforms to the wider supply chain finance...

26 July 2021

Shop talk: BAFT on turning one hundred

TXF spoke to Steve Bash in the wake of the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade’s (BAFT) centennial celebration to outline the significance of this milestone and...

19 July 2021
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Power, Transport

Shop talk: Upping ECA benchmarks in Benin

TXF spoke with the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Benin and Natixis about a landmark Bpifrance-covered financing to back an electricity transmission and distribution...

23 June 2021
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Oil & gas, Power, Renewables

Hydrogen: The fuel of the future (with heavy subsidy)

Hydrogen projects are ballooning given the stronger focus on energy transition from policymakers and energy majors in the wake of the pandemic. But where’s the level of...

07 June 2021

ICC’s export finance sustainability initiative white paper due

The ICC Global Export Finance Committee’s Sustainability Working Group (ICC-SWG) is making progress, with a white paper on how the industry aims to fulfil the UN’s...

07 June 2021

TXF World Fair 2021: Global heads of export finance question time debate

Tomorrow marks the launch of the annual TXF Export Finance World Fair and the export finance community is all set to come together virtually from all corners of the globe...

02 June 2021
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Oil & gas, Power, Renewables, Transport

Eat your greens: Will incentive issues stymie ESG ambitions for ECAs?

Is financing ESG-linked projects and exports going to be limited by what exporters and project financiers cannot do rather than what they can? How can (or should)...

26 May 2021

Greensill: Can you explain risk management in SCF to a select committee?

Amid the ongoing litigations and investigations related to Greensill Capital, including the eagerly awaited UK Serious Fraud Office investigation into Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG...

20 May 2021

Emerging winners and losers of Brexit in 2021

Britain’s departure from the EU after 47 years shocked the country and the world, but it is also unsurprising considering the steadily growing sense of “euroskepticism”...

18 May 2021

Is the OECD Consensus too inflexible for emerging markets?

Since the introduction of the OECD Consensus over forty years ago, the framework has acquired numerous updates - most recently an increase to the local content...