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16 December 2020

ECA support for mining gets smaller – but smarter

ECAs are playing a growing role in the financing of small, strategic-commodity mining projects – even coming in alongside royalty providers in deals where they might not...

15 December 2020

Collateral management meets Godzilla

Collateral management agreements have always played a vital role in commodity trade, but in today’s litigious world the relevance of the CMA is more than ever. Here,...

15 December 2020
Oil & gas, Power, Renewables

Gunvor raises biodiesel borrowing base benchmark

Gunvor’s oversubscribed biodiesel borrowing base has revealed significant lender support for the backing of cleaner products in line with the energy transition. But, with...

09 December 2020

Seaborne trade – not all plain sailing!

The container changed global seaborne trade forever. As consumers we simply expect goods to be transported and arrive, but two major incidents this year reveal the harsh...

17 November 2020

Changhua 1: Another step forward in Taiwan's offshore wind evolution

With Orsted’s potential equity partners in its Changhua 1 offshore wind project wanting to eye loan agreements before debt signing, the project financing is nearing...

09 September 2020

EV gigafactories: Europe moves up a gear

Tesla has been running the show on so-called gigafactories for electric vehicles for some time. But now Europe with considerable support from DFIs and backing by ECAs for...

02 September 2020

Export finance report H1 2020: Volumes remain high despite crisis

Overall volumes of global export finance fell by roughly $7 billion compared to H1 2019 according to the TXF H1 2020 Export Finance report. However, the drop in volume is...

26 August 2020
Infrastructure, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Other, Power, Transport, Waste and water

Africa: Export finance, PRI and life after Covid

TXF is joined by Melanie Lawrence of Afreximbank, Gabriel Buck of GKB Ventures and Chris Mitman of Investec to discuss the challenges faced in providing export finance to...

05 August 2020

TXF Stages for Change 2020: Top takeaways and actions

On 17 July, TXF gathered a diverse group of trade finance professionals to celebrate our female and minority leaders. TXF’s Eavie Burnett highlights a few of the...

08 June 2020
Infrastructure, Other, Power, Renewables, Transport, Waste and water

Keynote: EKF winds up support

TXF spoke to Kirstine Damkjær, CEO of EKF, to find out how the Danish ECA has ramped up its product offering in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

28 May 2020

Perfect Deals of the Year 2019: Commodity finance

It’s time to celebrate commodity finance excellence, as last year’s most outstanding, unique and influential deals, which cover a range of sectors and regions, have been...

22 May 2020

Working capital: The current challenge faced by the shipping industry - what, why, and what's next?

The coronavirus pandemic has reminded the trade community how paramount the maritime industry is to keeping global supply chains flowing. But will digitisation help lower...

29 April 2020

Live webinar: How can institutional investors support trade finance flows?

Thursday 14th May 2020 | 10:30 EST | 15:30 BST It is more essential than ever for the trade and export finance community to engage with institutional investors to...

16 April 2020

It’s Fridayyyee! Giving something back in tough times

Please watch the video link below to see how one industry practitioner – Jerry Kohler of Texel - is making a difference by raising money for those less fortunate.

14 April 2020

Shop talk: Preugschat on the road to recovering ECA debt

TXF spoke with Kai Preugschat, Asia Pacific director at Recovery Advisers, based in Singapore, to outline his role at the international dispute resolution law firm that...

01 April 2020
Oil & gas

Var Energi taps largest RBL of 2019

Winning TXF’s Commodities Acquisition Finance Deal of the Year, Var Energi signed a $6 billion reserve base lending facility (RBL) in 2019 to back a highly strategic...

11 March 2020

Expert briefing: Hands clean? Understanding the UK's trade stance amid Coronavirus

Dr Rebecca Harding, CEO of Coriolis Technologies, looks at the UK’s trade negotiation stance after Brexit amid the Coronavirus outbreak. The interconnected nature of...

04 March 2020

Export finance report 2019: A drastic drop in global ECA-backed deal volume

Overall volumes of global export finance fell by almost 30% last year compared to 2018 according to the full-year TXF 2019 Export Finance Report. Max Thompson reviews the...

03 March 2020

CFXD: A lesson in going local

The 589MW CFXD offshore wind project in Taiwan has marked the highest local content percentage for any such project in Asia Pacific. But signing up two Taiwanese...

02 March 2020
Infrastructure, Telecoms and Communications, Transport

Keynote: Opening up EKN's one-stop guarantees shop

EKN had a banner year in 2019. EKN’s director general, Anna-Karin Jatko tells TXF about the rise of supplier credits for larger contracts, and how as part of ‘Team...