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04 November 2020

Tune into TXF Global Commodity Finance 2020

TXF’s Global Commodity Finance conference 2020 has kicked off via our brand new networking-first virtual platform from 4-6 November.

27 October 2020
Infrastructure, Transport

A49: A question of roads support

The recent A49 road PPP concession financing is the third of Germany's new generation availability-based road schemes to close. All three have been heavily backed by the...

21 October 2020

TXF World Fair: Pricing up, export volumes down

The TXF World Fair, our blockbuster virtual export finance event, has provided the ECA community with a new platform to discuss the most prevalent market trends, network...

07 October 2020

FEX and MENA: Passing on knowledge and sustainability

The younger generation of the export finance community is yet to hold the keys to the ECA manor. And with much of the knowledge and talent in the industry (and deal...

30 September 2020

Export finance rises bravely to the challenges

ECAs and export finance activity have been paramount to global trade and project success so far throughout the pandemic. Discussion on the key themes, topics, trends and...

16 September 2020
Metals and Mining

Oyu Tolgoi furthers funding pit

Rio Tinto via its ownership of Turquoise Hill Resources has finally inked an agreement for the additional financing of the long-dated Oyu Tolgoi mining project in...

02 September 2020

Export finance report H1 2020: Volumes remain high despite crisis

Overall volumes of global export finance fell by roughly $7 billion compared to H1 2019 according to the TXF H1 2020 Export Finance report. However, the drop in volume is...

26 August 2020
Infrastructure, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Other, Power, Transport, Waste and water

Africa: Export finance, PRI and life after Covid

TXF is joined by Melanie Lawrence of Afreximbank, Gabriel Buck of GKB Ventures and Chris Mitman of Investec to discuss the challenges faced in providing export finance to...

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...