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12 December 2018

What price non-recourse debt for US offshore wind?

Balance sheet capacity and strong banking relationships are the best chance the US has of making progress in offshore wind development. While both developers and lenders...

07 December 2018

How far will the PRI market move away from wet ink signatures?

Bernie de Haldevang, head of specialty at Canopius, talks to TXF about the digitisation of trade finance insurance and how the market is still wedded to paper. The market...

06 December 2018
Agri/Soft Commodities, Infrastructure, Manufacturing & equipment, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Power, Renewables, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

US offshore wind: On track to join the major markets

The 2019 expiration of the Investment Tax Credit is unlikely to put the dampers on a US offshore wind sector that looks set to take off.

05 December 2018
Metals and Mining

Moving ahead in southern Africa

TXF last week held its annual Cape Town Conference on southern African Commodities, Export & Project Financing. Here, Jonathan Bell highlights some of the key takeaways...

03 December 2018

Looking beyond rooted trade finance structures with A&O

There has been innovation within commodity and trade finance structures as market participants and practitioners get more ambitious with the tools available to them. TXF...

30 November 2018

Offshore wind finance: A full-blown exchange of ideas

Offshore wind projects are getting bigger, costs are getting cheaper, the lending market is more diversified and even the seminal corporate PPA market is picking up. But...

21 November 2018

Euler Hermes: Embracing the digital revolution

Mark Schulz, director of risk, claims & collections and executive board member at Euler Hermes Switzerland, explains how Euler Hermes has embraced the digital revolution,...

19 November 2018

Funding in a frosty climate

With many European banks having reduced exposures, small- and mid-size traders are turning to new sector specific funds or small regional banks for financing – but at a...

02 November 2018
Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Power

Natixis: Restructured and balance sheet smart

There have been some key structural changes at Natixis over the past two years. Dominique Fraisse, global head of energy & natural resources, explains how the bank is...

31 October 2018

Blockchain’s big opportunity: rebooting trade finance

Will blockchain be able to learn the lessons of previous failures in attempts to digitise global trade? Sen Ganesh, partner with Bain & Company’s Financial Services...

25 October 2018
Agri/Soft Commodities, Oil & gas

Commodity debt: How green is an ESG-linked greenback?

Gunvor and ECOM have returned to the market with debut sustainability performance-linked loans – but how sustainable are these structures and how are they policed in a...

22 October 2018
Infrastructure, Transport

What to expect in the coming trade tech revolution

With Sibos 2018 underway, Nancy Amert, director of CGI’s Trade Innovation Lab, and Rory Kaplan, director and offering manager of trade and supply chain at CGI, share...

18 October 2018

Insurance underwriter perspective: Is the world becoming a riskier place?

Does an uptick in arms trade imports and exports and a rise in rhetorical weaponised language around trade point to a riskier trade credit insurance environment in...

16 October 2018

Shop talk: Relieving cost and regulatory pressure through private insurance

Against the backdrop of increasing risk awareness and an evolving regulatory landscape – Basel IV and PRA consultations – Marilyn Blattner-Hoyle, head of supply chain and...

16 October 2018

European offshore wind: Solving the zero-subsidy wind conundrum

Two recent European offshore wind financings – Borssele III and IV and Hornsea 1 – demonstrated growing bank and institutional investor appetite for two different sets of...

11 October 2018
Oil & gas

North Sea M&A: Balanced for mutual benefits

Innovative sale and security structures have attracted a new breed of private equity-backed buyers into North Sea oil assets being sold off by the majors. And as the M&A...

04 October 2018
Metals and Mining

Shop talk: Bespoke CPRI insurance for Gerald Metals

Robert Frank, global head for insurance and risk mitigation at Gerald Metals, spoke to TXF about the CPRI market, the digitisation myth and how having multiple brokers...

03 October 2018

Reflections on trade with an African rhythm

Katharine Morton, Head of Trade, Treasury and Risk at TXF shares some of her memories of the International Trade and Forfaiting Association’s Cape Town spectacular.

24 September 2018

S&W breakfast briefing: The new BAFT master participation agreement

Sullivan & Worcester's partner Geoffrey Wynne and managing associate Hannah Fearn take you through all you need to know about the new BAFT master participation agreement...

14 September 2018
Agri/Soft Commodities, Infrastructure, Manufacturing & equipment, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Power, Renewables, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

ECA sanctions cover: Don't get caught out

The reintroduction of US sanctions on Iran has got export financiers questioning the extent of their export credit agencies’ support. What is covered and what is not? The...