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25 August 2020

Japan’s fledgling offshore wind sector takes flight

Japan will launch its first general round of offshore wind auctions to set feed-in-premium tariffs imminently. And with one precedent financing blueprint - the Akita...

19 August 2020

Export finance in the Covid-19 epoch

TXF’s editor Max Thompson takes a look at how the export finance landscape - including the super low CIRR rate on offer - is faring amid the crisis, and what the market...

11 August 2020
Infrastructure, Oil & gas, Other, Transport, Waste and water

BNDES: A little more like other DFIs

BNDES is shifting its mandate, with project origination and structuring now higher on the corporate agenda, as Brazil’s DFI looks to attract other sources of financing...

03 August 2020

Al Kharsaah: How low can solar tariff bids go?

The first phase of the 800MW Al Kharsaah solar PV project in Qatar has reached financial close despite the Covid-19 crisis. The project is backed by a world record low...

28 July 2020
Oil & gas, Power, Renewables

Shop talk: VTB on combating trade loan turbulence

TXF spoke with Anna Ponomareva, head of ECA and agency finance at VTB to discuss the challenges the Russian bank has faced in responding to the Covid-19 crisis, as banks...

28 July 2020

TXF TV: The Libor transition

TXF’s co-founder Dominik Kloiber is joined by Ashley Mcdermott, a partner at Mayer Brown, and Aida Topcagic, VP for global export finance at JP Morgan to outline the...

22 July 2020

TXF-ICC Global Survey on Trade Finance 2020

The 11th edition of the ICC Global Survey on Trade Finance incorporates the views of 346 respondents in 85 countries - from international banks to regional and local...

20 July 2020

Shop talk: EIB ups impact finance ingenuity

Guido Clary, head of Slovenia and Western Balkans unit at EIB, outlines the DFI’s response to the Covid-19 crisis and explains how its new impact financing initiative, a...

08 July 2020
Power, Renewables

Mexican renewables: Can DFIs remedy investors’ woes?

A stack of Mexican government policies in the energy space - supposedly implemented in response to the Covid-19 pandemic by Lopez Obrador's government - has forced...

29 June 2020

How much of the $1.5trn trade finance gap can tech bridge?

The $1.5 trillion trade finance gap is a heavy burden for SMEs in emerging markets, one which financial institutions have long sought to ease. In partnership with...

18 June 2020
Oil & gas

Ichthys LNG: More of a reprice than refi

One of the world’s largest LNG projects - Ichthys LNG - has just refinanced the original 2012 ECA-backed project debt stapled to the scheme. But for a repricing exercise...

17 June 2020

Commodity traders feel pricing pinch

Trading houses fundraising activities in the Covid-19 epoch have been few and far between, as record-low oil prices and an increase in the cost of trade debt impact the...

15 June 2020

ECAs work to “fast track” airline restructuring requests

European ECAs have engineered a standard approach to help “fast track” airline loan restructuring requests amid a turbulent time for the aviation industry. But the news...

11 June 2020

TXF Global 2020 Export Finance: Virtual event report

As the dust settles after last week’s TXF Global 2020 Export Finance: Virtual event, the findings from the bespoke survey put to e-delegates will continue to surprise and...

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.

03 June 2020

Perfect 10 winners 2019: Export finance

This year's winners of the TXF Perfect 10 Export Finance Deals of the Year beat a lot of worthy contenders...

02 June 2020

The ECA/DFI response manual to Covid-19

CC Solution's has compiled a list of all the new tools and product offerings being rolled out by ECAs and DFIs in their bid to keep the world of trade spinning amid the...

02 June 2020

TXF's top global export finance trends 2020

To inaugurate TXF Global Virtual 2020, the team at TXF put together the top export finance trends which are expected to evolve globally over the course of the year.

20 May 2020

Live webinar: Recovering defaulted credit insured trade receivables and export credits in MENA

Thursday 21 May | 11:00 BST | 14:00 GST When obligors in remote countries miss payments, speed and local knowledge are essential in recovering defaulted funds. In this...

20 May 2020

Ibri II solar: Saudi Exim looks to ramp up support for Saudi exports

The Ibri II solar project financing in Oman, which signed electronically at the end March amid the global economic lockdown, was the second regional project to engage...