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28 October 2021

What is holding blended finance back?

From a lack of common understanding, systematic metrics to evaluate impact to opacity in data, MDBs and DFIs weigh in on the challenges of structuring a blended finance...

27 October 2021

Giddiness and stoicism on world trade and ESG at ITFA

The masks came off as building resilience in world trade and ESG ran in tandem at ITFA’s in person annual event in Bristol.

26 October 2021
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Infrastructure, Other, Power, Renewables, Waste and water

Montezano on BNDES: A different force for change

Gustavo Montezano, head of BNDES since 2019, was appointed to rejig the bank’s lending policies and development role. He has done so. Now he has plans for more change...

22 October 2021

Sponsored article: Narrowing the gap with Trade-Finance-as-a-Service

While trade finance has an essential role to play in supporting the global economy through the post-COVID recovery, many firms are still unable to access the finance they...

21 October 2021
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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

Stages for Change: ‘If you want to be part of the solution, then export finance is the industry for you’

In this fortnight’s Stages for Change interview, TXF’s Eavie Burnett speaks with Nedbank’s Mbali Kubheka on her growing career in export finance and the capacity it gives...

20 October 2021
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Infrastructure, Metals and Mining, Other, Power, Renewables, Waste and water

ESG: Social gets some airtime in commodities

ESG was at the forefront of the discussion at the TXF Global Commodities event in Geneva. But it wasn’t just climate change and carbon neutrality on people’s minds. The...

19 October 2021

The trade credit village just got smaller. Does the Zurich exit matter?

Departures from parts of the trade credit and CPRI market – in particular by Zurich and QBE – have raised eyebrows as reduced capacity could make it harder for banks to...

18 October 2021

Lowering the toll: The next step in the digital trade evolution

Why are there still so few bridges between digital islands? And no ‘cars’ on the bridges that have been built? Michael Vrontamitis, advisor at Kountable and Subra...

13 October 2021
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Infrastructure, Manufacturing & equipment, Other, Power, Waste and water

ECAs up innovation and flexibility in Africa

Ahead of TXF Global in Madrid next week, Max Thompson takes a look at the increased innovation and flexibility ECAs are showing around the structure of export credits in...

12 October 2021
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Infrastructure, Waste and water

Luanda Bita Water: Setting new water levels

With a promise to make a significant contribution towards UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 and climate resilience, the $1.1 billion Angolan water infrastructure project...

11 October 2021

CGI: The path to trade Nirvana is built on a foundation of APIs

APIs deliver critical functionality for banks driving towards full end-to-end digitisation in trade. Patrick DeVilbiss, offering Manager, trade and supply chain solutions...

08 October 2021

Stages for change: Gunvor’s Pernot on breaking the cycle

“At the moment, there's still a traditional bias related to a lot of jobs in the commodities industry, and we need to break this, in terms of gender as well as diversity...

06 October 2021

Global Commodity Trade Finance Industry Report 2021: The top takeaways

The TXF Global Commodity Trade Finance Industry Report 2021, which offers an independent, comprehensive, and unique exploration of some of the key trends in the industry...

05 October 2021
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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 TV - Leaders in export finance: A look behind the data

6 October 2021, 14:00 BST. Register now for this exclusive TXF TV webinar, sponsored by Nedbank CIB, in which we take a look at the African ECA export finance market...

04 October 2021

Expert opinion: Taking stock of trade finance funds regulation

Aidan Applegarth, managing director at Bankingwise, takes a closer look at the UK regulatory authorities’ bid to spotlight trade finance funds regulation. Funds should...

29 September 2021

Time to worry on credit insurance or Relax-ay-voo?

Is there a wave of zombie companies and insolvencies coming in time for Halloween, insolvency tsunamis approaching, reservoirs to overflow in trade credit insurance, or...

28 September 2021
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Power, Renewables

Kinguele Aval: A pure DFI debt template

The solely DFI-backed non-recourse debt package funding development of the Meridiam-led 35MW Kinguele Aval hydropower plant in Gabon is set to serve as viable financing...

27 September 2021
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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 to host virtual breakfast briefing on findings from ICC White Paper on Sustainability in Export Finance

14 October 2021, 09:00 BST. As the official media partner for the recently released ICC White Paper on Sustainability in Export Finance, TXF will be hosting a breakfast...

23 September 2021

Private capital investors in trade finance – an asset manager’s perspective

Private capital within trade finance activity comes from a diverse range of participants. Today, there is increasing involvement from private credit funds within trade...

23 September 2021
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Chemicals/Petrochemicals, Infrastructure, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Other, Power, Renewables, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

Stages for Change: ‘We have the opportunity to be a part of the change, and this is extremely powerful’

In this week’s edition of the Stages for Change series, TXF’s Eavie Burnett speaks with Johanna Wissing about her extensive international career in trade, and the work...