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15 August 2023
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Infrastructure

Keynote: UKEF’s Reid on prioritising clean growth, SMEs and collaboration

Tim Reid, CEO of UK Export Finance (UKEF), discusses the ECA's approach to clean growth, how important its new products are to support SME exports and the role of...

14 August 2023
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Oil & gas

ECAs and banks mull Papua LNG project

The roughly $3-5 billion financing backing TotalEnergies’ large-scale LNG project in Papua New Guinea is progressing, with lenders expected to show interest in the scheme...

09 August 2023
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Infrastructure, Manufacturing & equipment, Power

WEXIF: Women in export and infrastructure finance buzz with energy

On the sidelines of TXF Global in Lisbon, the inaugural women in export and infrastructure finance (WEXIF) session was abuzz with energy. Here are a few of the main...

08 August 2023

Commodity finance H1 2023: A stagnant market

TXF has officially released its commodity finance data for the first half of 2023. The data reflects a stagnant market, with depressed volumes and reduced activity across...

02 August 2023

Who's top of the export finance lender mountain?

TXF has officially released its export finance league tables for the most active lenders and MLAs in the first half of 2023. The data reflects the industry’s progress in...

02 August 2023

Sullivan: Have we now made it to digital trade transactions?

In this Trade & Export Finance Webinar, Sullivan partner Geoff Wynne looks at the realities and practicalities of what is going on with changes in law, the technical...

31 July 2023
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Power, Renewables, Transport

10-year plan: The future of export finance business

TXF spoke with Philip Lewis, global head of export finance at HSBC to discuss how broadening the remit of ECAs allows for a larger impact in terms of energy transition...

28 July 2023
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Renewables

Yunlin: Cash or collapse

ECA-backed lenders and sponsors to the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan need to stump up €1.7 billion of new debt and equity to prevent the collapse of the scheme as...

26 July 2023

Bpifrance to launch guarantee fund for renewable offtakes

France’s ECA Bpifrance is poised to launch a guarantee offering to boost the adoption of corporate power purchase agreements to lower the subsidy burden of renewables and...

26 July 2023
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Oil & gas

FPSO Mero 4: A familiar formula for offshore oil & gas

SBM Offshore has completed its third ECA-backed FPSO financing in as many years. The $1.6 billion project finance deal for the FPSO Mero 4 benefits from a now familiar...

24 July 2023

Keynote: Credendo’s Jijakli on transition strategy

Nabil Jijakli, Group Deputy CEO of Credendo, discusses the Belgian ECA’s roadmap for supporting energy transition, how its ‘body with two legs’ strategy works, and the...

21 July 2023
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Transport

Keynote: Finnvera’s Heikkilä cautions on the risks of longer tenor ECA funding

Don’t spoil the party? Pauli Heikkilä, CEO of Finnvera, warns against any race to the bottom if ECAs start to issue longer tenor funds using balloon structures under the...

19 July 2023

Build it, but will they come? Thumbs up for new UK Electronic Trade Documents Act 2023

As the UK Electronic Trade Documents Bill is enacted into law, with a start date in two months’ time, will the ‘build it they will come’ approach work for trade...

14 July 2023

Keynote: Adjusting to the new trade dynamics with KUKE’s Wladyczak

Janusz Wladyczak, CEO of KUKE, Poland’s export credit agency, discusses KUKE’s role in helping exporters pivot to new markets amid the conflict on its borders, its hopes...

11 July 2023
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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

TXF at 10: Top tropes of the decade

To celebrate 10 years of TXF, the Intelligence team has outlined a decade of data to bring you the top tropes in export finance. The fragmentation of trade has pushed...

10 July 2023

Sullivan: Regulatory changes for trade & export finance

In this special trade & export finance webinar, Mark Norris, Sullivan Partner, and Jacqueline Cook, Of Counsel, discuss recent changes in the regulatory landscape and...

06 July 2023
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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

TXF Global: Chair Lewis on the lands of opportunity

TXF spoke with US Exim’s Chair Reta Jo Lewis to outline the US ECA's revised mission statement in the wake of the pandemic and energy crisis, and why its African deal...

05 July 2023

ECA debt volumes up in 2023 – so far

The ECA-backed debt market has witnessed depressed volumes since the turn of the decade amid the economic bulldozer of the pandemic and ominous energy security clouds...

28 June 2023
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Manufacturing & equipment, Metals and Mining, Power, Telecoms and Communications, Transport

Shine on crazy copper!

Copper isn’t just a critical metal, it is the critical metal for the global green economy. Complete underinvestment in mining points to a drastic shortage of the metal in...

28 June 2023
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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

TXF: A decade of data

From the post-global financial crisis recovery and the run on the euro to the Arab Spring and Brexit, to the Covid-19 pandemic and war in Ukraine, the export finance...