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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...

07 May 2021

TXF's Sustainability in Export Finance report 2020

The 2020 edition of TXF Intelligence’s Sustainability in Export Finance report aims to classify and measure closed sustainable export finance deals from last year while...

28 April 2021

CPRI in trade finance report 2021

TXF Research’s CPRI in trade finance report is both timely and extensive, taking a more forensic look at the health of the private insurance market during the pandemic,...

19 April 2021

TXF Research’s Export Finance Industry Awards 2021

From speedy deal gestations to the calibre of an ECA's product offering, the Export Finance Industry Awards 2021 recognises industry excellence based on the banking and...

08 April 2021

2021: A new dawn for the climate economy

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the climate change agenda and 2021 could prove to be a line in the sand for the green economy. Orbian's CEO Tom Dunn and Climate &...

31 March 2021

Commodity finance report: Global deal volume drops by nearly half

Overall volumes of global commodity trade financing fell by almost 50% according to the full-year 2020 TXF Commodity Finance report. Max Thompson reviews this significant...

23 March 2021
Telecoms and Communications

Smile Telecoms: ECA-DFI lenders face wipeout as liquidation looms

South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation is threatening to derail Smile Telecoms restructuring plan, potentially pushing the ailing pan-African telecom company into...

23 March 2021

Live Webinar: A new dawn for the climate economy

Wednesday 24 March | 14:00 SGT | Join TXF and Orbian’s chairman Tom Dunn and editor of Climate & Capital, Peter McKillop to discuss the mainstreaming of climate...

16 March 2021

TCFD: Too complex for delivery in export finance?

The Global Export Finance Industry Report 2021 found that export finance banks (59%), ECAs (59%), and buyers (54%) were most likely to have some knowledge of Task Force...

10 March 2021

Guest opinion: Supply chain finance – reputation in tatters? Deserved or just deflection?

Supply chain finance and particularly payables finance is back in the spotlight after the news flow on Greensill. Is this the death knell for the product or is it a case...

09 March 2021
Agri/Soft Commodities, Infrastructure, Metals and Mining, Transport

Greensill: What we know - and what we don’t

TXF takes a first look at the great imponderables that have been raised by the fomenting Greensill Capital saga. What do and don’t we know, what are we only able to...

09 March 2021

The fall of Greensill Capital: Lessons learned from a credit insurance perspective

Robert Deeley, managing director at PolFin, a specialist credit and political risk insurance broker, takes a closer look at the lessons industry practitioners can learn...

03 March 2021

Africa: ECAs support headline acts on project finance stage

ECAs upped their support for big-ticket project financings in Africa last year. And there is room for significant export finance growth with a pipeline of projects set to...

25 February 2021

ECAs and the once elusive SME: Hunting the Snark?

What has Covid meant for ECAs and their ability to attract smaller companies? How are ECAs responding to the needs of these new clients and how are they broadening their...

23 February 2021

The complexities of CIRR revealed

TXF Research’s Global Export Finance Industry Report 2021 shows that 42% of the ECAs surveyed have unlimited access to CIRR and that 30% plan to increase their direct...

22 February 2021
Telecoms and Communications

Smile Telecoms: Debt restructuring in the balance

Smile Telecoms is awaiting one lender’s vote in support of its ECA debt restructuring plan, alongside creditors approval for $51 million of new money from shareholders....

11 February 2021
Telecoms and Communications

Smile Telecoms: Lenders grimace as debt restructuring begins

Smile Telecoms is looking to restructure its DFI/ECA-backed debt package from 2015. But the pan-Afircan telecoms group, which is no stranger to ECA debt, was struggling...

10 February 2021

UK-EU TCA: The Brexit divorce papers continued

The signing of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) marks the first major deal for the UK with a regional trade bloc since its withdrawal from the European...