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05 May 2016

In conversation: Sace’s Michal Ron

TXF’s Dominik Kloiber caught up with Sace’s head of international business, Michal Ron, to discuss the Italian ECA’s latest push to expand its footprint and product...

03 May 2016

What does the future of trade hold?

Digitalisation is essential for companies looking to enter global trade, a new report finds. Trade stands to make huge efficiency and cost gains from digitalisation, and...

20 April 2016

Olam’s strong profile secures a range of funds from investors

Over the past week, Singapore-headquartered agri-business and trader Olam International has secured a new $650 million revolving credit facility (RCF), a $300 million...

28 December 2015

Year in review: trade and supply chain finance

Hesham Zakai, TXF Media’s content manager, picks his favourite trade and supply chain finance stories from 2015.

23 November 2015

Walking with 'dial-up dinosaurs': supply chain finance now and in five years

Pricing strategies, competition and the best and worst of supply chain finance. Tom Dunn, chairman of Orbian, reveals all to TXF's Ollie Gordon.

12 October 2015

Fintech-fuelled change offers unprecedented opportunities for banks

A new report released by BNY Mellon explores the influence of fintech alliances on global payments, and suggest that these changes taking place in the payments space...

07 October 2015

Banks still best for supply chain finance

Banks, rather than “thinly-capitalised” fintech providers, are still best placed to provide supply chain finance (SCF) programmes to corporate buyers, Citi’s EMEA supply...

16 September 2015

A sea change in trade finance

At a time when digitisation, regulation and new liquidity are on the rise, Hesham Zakai explores how these factors are changing the trade-finance landscape.

13 August 2015

CIT signs $32 million credit facility with Norstar Tankers

CIT Group, a leading transportation finance company, has today announced that CIT Maritime Finance has arranged a $32 million senior secured credit facility to Norstar...

01 July 2015

Castleton Commodities closes $3.75 billion credit facilities

US-headquartered, Castleton Commodities International (CCI) has closed two committed credit facilities totalling $3.75 billion. The funds will be used for general...

15 June 2015

Afreximbank appoints Benedict Oramah as new president

The African Export-Import Bank (Afrexim) has appointed Dr Benedict Oramah to be the next president of the continental multilateral trade finance institution. He will take...

23 April 2015

Hochberg hammers home how vital US Ex-Im is for US exports and jobs

In a heartfelt and enlightening opening speech at the annual US Export-Import Bank meeting, chairman Fred Hochberg spelled out how vital the bank is to compete in an...

21 April 2015

EBRD launches new energy leasing facility for Poland

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has launched a new framework which will provide leasing finance for investments targeted at improving the...

30 March 2015

Update: Emirates set to close UKEF-backed sukuk

Emirates, the Dubai-based airline, is set to wrap up its much-anticipated sukuk guaranteed by British export credit agency (ECA) UK Export Finance (UKEF), after...

24 March 2015

Update: Emirates sets guidance on UKEF-backed sukuk

Dubai-based airline Emirates has set the initial price guidance on its mooted $913 million sukuk – Islamic bond – guaranteed by the British export credit agency UK Export...

09 March 2015

Thales to provide security for new Qatari port

The French electrical systems provider, Thales Group, has been awarded a contract by the State of Qatar to secure its new commercial port, New Port Project – soon to be...

05 February 2015

SACE backs bond issued by Italian agri-food firm

Italian export credit agency (ECA), SACE, has announced that it will underwrite a bond to be issued by De Cecco, an Italian firm specialised in the production of pasta,...

13 January 2015

VTB reports big increase in trade and export finance for 2014

Russia’s VTB Bank is reporting a big increase in its trade and export finance portfolio for 2014, despite the trade sanctions imposed by the US and the EU.

06 January 2015

US Ex-Im names advisory committee for 2015

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (US Ex-Im) today announced a new slate of members for its advisory committee for fiscal 2015.

25 November 2014

Demica appoints new CEO as Kerle departs

Demica has appointed Matt Wreford as its new chief executive officer, replacing the outgoing Philip Kerle.