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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...

29 April 2020

Africa: Going cold turkey from Chinese infra finance addiction?

China’s president, Xi Jinping, pledged $60 billion in 2018 for African development over the next three years. But will the Covid-19 pandemic and global economic downturn...

22 April 2020

Sustainable deals in spotlight: Ivory Coast hospital

In the second edition of TXF’s new Deal in Spotlight feature, TXF spoke with Thierry Gernigon, director of export finance EMEA at BNP Paribas to discuss a...

22 April 2020

Are the wheels of supply chain finance still turning? In viro veritas 4

Supply chain finance can be a great tool for keeping funding flowing to all parts of the supply chain, but is there an existential strain on programmes from the...

15 April 2020

Keynote: ADB’s Beck on supercharging trade finance as a crisis response vehicle

Steven Beck, head of trade and supply chain finance at ADB talks to TXF from lockdown Manila about how ADB is supercharging its existing trade finance programs to keep...

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
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Renewables

Trailstone amps up ‘green’ funding portfolio

Winning TXF’s Most Innovative Commodities Finance Deal of the Year Award, Trailstone’s €150 million 2019 borrowing base marked a flurry of firsts for the commodity trade...

26 March 2020

Keynote: Chameleon KDB – when a DFI is not a DFI

Adolfo Dindo Abueg, co-head of project finance, Asia Pacific at Korea Development Bank discusses life when your development bank is a development bank only in Korea, and...

25 March 2020

Commodity finance report 2019: Structured deal volume drops by nearly half

Overall volumes of global commodity finance fell by 16% in 2019 compared to 2018, according to the full-year TXF 2019 Commodity Finance Report, while structured commodity...

16 March 2020
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Oil & gas

Keynote: Discussing necessary evils with Linde

Linde’s head of export and project finance, Gernot Bruch says international banks are no longer seeing his transactions as a ‘necessary evil’. There are other necessary...

12 March 2020
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Renewables

Sustainable deals in spotlight: Huong Linh 1

In the first edition of TXF’s new Deal in Spotlight feature, we caught up with LBBW, the sole lender on the 33MW Huong Linh 1 onshore wind farm in Vietnam, to find out...

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...

19 February 2020

Taiwanese offshore wind: Shaking the local bank funding tree

The Taiwanese offshore wind market is on course to emulate another bumper year of ECA-backed project finance prowess in 2020. But not all is as it seems on this nascent...

11 February 2020
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Oil & gas

Shop talk: Entrepose ups ECA tap

TXF spoke to Gautier Mangenot, VP of business development at Entrepose Group, a subsidiary of Vinci, about the challenges mid-sized EPCs face facilitating infrastructure...

05 February 2020

Brazilian LNG-to-power: BNDES bears GNA cash brunt – again

BNDES’ heavy involvement in the GNA II liquefied natural gas (LNG)-to-power project funding mix contrasts its bid to leave more room for private investors in large-scale...

17 December 2019
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Power, Renewables

Shop talk: PLN pulls plug on project debt – for now

Indonesia’s state-owned power utility PLN has yet to close a single power project financing in 2019 amid a year of economic slowdown and elections. However, Teguh...

11 December 2019
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Oil & gas

The ebb and flow of North Sea upstream finance

The renaissance in North Sea oil field M&As is being driven by new flows of capital and RBL lenders backing mid-cap oil companies acquiring assets from majors’ divesting...

09 December 2019

Perfect 10 Deals of the Year 2019: Voting now open

TXF has opened voting for its Perfect 10 Deal of the Year Awards 2019. Please cast your vote on tagmydeals.com to have your say on this year’s most landmark export and...

03 December 2019

Shop talk: VTB on trade flows and growth in China

On the sidelines of VTB’s RUSSIA CALLING! event in Moscow last month, Igor Ostreyko, managing director of trade and export finance at VTB and Anna Ponomareva, head of ECA...

02 December 2019
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Oil & gas

LNG: Cross-dressing commodity traders and portfolio players

Commodity traders have always been customers to portfolio players in the LNG space. However, as traders up the signing of long-term offtake contracts, portfolio players...