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16 July 2014

ANZ appoints new international CFO

ANZ has appointed Mary MacLeod chief financial officer (CFO), international and institutional banking.

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16 July 2014

Jayme Bulcao joins Finacity

Experienced structured finance specialist to bolster Finacity's receivables finance business throughout Latin America

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16 July 2014

KfW IPEX finances new cruise ships for NCL

KfW IPEX-Bank has structured financing amounting to approximately €1.6 billion ($2.16 billion) for the construction of two new cruise ships for Miami-based Norwegian...

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16 July 2014

Trafigura launches India’s first online refined metal retail platform

Commodity trader Trafigura, has today launched India’s first online refined metal retail platform – known as Lykos.

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16 July 2014

BRIC through a window

Rebecca Harding of Delta Economics on why Russia’s attempt to decouple from the dollar is a defensive strategy

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15 July 2014

Equity Foundation targets "missing middle" with agri business skills

Equity Group Foundation is targeting Kenya’s under-served mid-sized farmers with a new training programme that seeks to provide them with key business skills. The...

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15 July 2014

Warehousing and mobile payments key to creating intra-African trade corridors for agriculture

Developing internal trade corridors for agriculture in Africa and removing obstacles to formal trade will help farmers benefit from rapidly rising food demand in African...

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15 July 2014

Entrepreneurs in Africa plug into new technologies

Key innovations and technologies are helping to drive change across Africa’s agricultural value chains, from mobile payment systems to centralised information registries....

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15 July 2014

Jean-Louis Ekra highlights Afrexim’s crucial role in value-added agri projects

“Africa requires $21 billion over the next 10 years to fill the finance gap in agricultural financing,” remarks Jean-Louis Ekra, president of African Export-Import Bank...

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15 July 2014

US Ex-Im appoints chief of staff

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (US Ex-Im) has appointed Scott Schloegel as senior vice president and chief of staff to chairman and president Fred Hochberg.

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15 July 2014

Lithuanian Railways secures funds through NIB

The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and the Lithuanian railway company AB Lietuvos gelezinkeliai have signed a new 18-year, €53 million ($71.6 million) loan agreement for...

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14 July 2014

African Continental Briefing: Building trust and private-sector empowerment is key

At the 2nd African Continental Briefing at the Fin4Ag conference in Nairobi, participants discussed how to strengthen value chains, build trust and help the public sector...

Transmission
14 July 2014

Simon Sayer: Uneven adoption of regulation is distorting market (video)

TXF talks to Simon Sayer, Head of Structured Trade and Export Finance, EMEA, Deutsche Bank, at our ECA Finance in 2014 conference in Paris.

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14 July 2014

JB's weekly round up - 09 July 2014

A great game, a great tournament, and ultimately the best team won – congratulations to Germany.

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11 July 2014

Philippines San Gabriel power plant gets Hermes-backed financing

What is being branded as ‘the most efficient power plant in South-East Asia’ is to receive financing through a combination of loans from KfW IPEX-Bank and support from...

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11 July 2014

Afrexim and banks sign bridge facility for Abidjan port project

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), together with a syndicate of commercial banks, has arranged a €200 million ($271.9 million) syndicated bridge financing...

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10 July 2014

Uruguayan wind farm gets direct US Ex-Im financing

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (US Ex-Im) is providing a $64.5 million direct loan to Astidey, in Montevideo, Uruguay, for the purchase of US-manufactured...

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10 July 2014

ICC’s Global Survey: reading between the (credit) lines

TXF talks to Vincent O’Brien, chair of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission’s Market Intelligence Group on the ICC’s Global Survey 2014:...

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09 July 2014

KfW IPEX arranges major export finance for Siemag equipment to US

KfW IPEX-Bank has signed a $794 million loan with ~Big River Steel^, a company based in Arkansas, US, for the development of a new sheet ste

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09 July 2014

Syfaah system to be rolled out in LatAm and Africa

Haiti has found itself at the forefront of agricultural microfinance with an initiative that is shaking up misconceptions about the bankability of smallholder famers and...