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26 July 2023
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Oil & gas

FPSO Mero 4: A familiar formula for offshore oil & gas

SBM Offshore has completed its third ECA-backed FPSO financing in as many years. The $1.6 billion project finance deal for the FPSO Mero 4 benefits from a now familiar...

11 July 2023
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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 at 10: Top tropes of the decade

To celebrate 10 years of TXF, the Intelligence team has outlined a decade of data to bring you the top tropes in export finance. The fragmentation of trade has pushed...

10 July 2023

Sullivan: Regulatory changes for trade & export finance

In this special trade & export finance webinar, Mark Norris, Sullivan Partner, and Jacqueline Cook, Of Counsel, discuss recent changes in the regulatory landscape and...

23 June 2023
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Manufacturing & equipment, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Power, Renewables, Transport, Waste and water

TXF Export Finance Deals of the Year 2022: Triumphing through adversity

TXF is pleased to present the winners of its Perfect 10 Export Finance Deals of the Year for 2022. They show off some of the best examples of innovation in the market in...

15 June 2023
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Oil & gas, Renewables

A greener direction for UKEF?

UKEF is ready for a reset with a new CEO in office and a new set of priorities, including a focus on opportunities for green exports. But how can ECAs ensure that their...

07 June 2023
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Metals and Mining, Oil & gas

What does increasing resource nationalism mean for global trade?

The concept of resource nationalism has made headlines in the wake of Russia’s war in Ukraine as countries scramble to secure their commodity supplies. Outside of the...

01 June 2023
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas

TXF Amsterdam 2023: Top Takeaways

The TXF Global Commodity Finance and Sustainable Natural Resources event has returned to Amsterdam for another year, this time accompanied by the Industry Awards Dinner....

23 May 2023

Rock the boat: Will UniCredit v Euronav cause a trade finance wobble or help tear up the paper boats?

It’s not every day that bills of lading make the news, but an appeal ruling dismissing a $26 million case by a bank against a shipping company is causing ripples that...

18 May 2023
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas

Prices and planting in the world of soft commodities: TXF speaks to Kona Haque

The TXF Global Commodity Finance and Sustainable Natural Resources event is set to kick off in Amsterdam on 23 May. In a special pre-event podcast, TXF reporter Ralph...

16 May 2023
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Metals and Mining

Alternative financing for mining: feast or famine?

The mining industry is suffering after a decade of underinvestment. Macroeconomic pressures have further reduced a pool of money that was already limited. These issues...

10 May 2023
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Transport

Cruise ships: The TXF Perspective

The cruise ship industry has suffered under the weight of low occupancy rates and a sizeable debt hangover since the pandemic. ECAs and banks are taking a cautious...

25 April 2023

Sullivan: Structured trade finance part 2

In the second episode of a two-part series on structured trade finance transactions, Sullivan partner Sam Fowler-Holmes and associates Natalie Lake and Maria Capocci...

21 April 2023
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Transport

Cruising still bruising

The cruise ship sector has one of the biggest debt hangovers from the pandemic – a situation mirrored in slow ECA-backed cruise ship volumes. Cruise cashflow is picking...

03 April 2023

OECD announces landmark modernisation package for the Arrangement on export credits

The OECD reform package of the Arrangement on export credits will be a complete game changer for the export finance sector.

30 March 2023

Sullivan: Structured trade finance transactions

As part one of a two-part series on structured trade finance transactions, Sullivan partner Sam Fowler-Holmes and Senior Associate Dyna Yates provide a refresher on...

29 March 2023

Credit Suisse-UBS: The TXF perspective

The UBS takeover of Credit Suisse has shaken Europe’s banking sector, with many wondering what will come next. A restructuring process is already underway as the banks...

23 March 2023

TXF MENA 2023: Where ambition meets action

The 2023 TXF MENA event brought together key players in export, project, and development finance to discuss the latest trends in the market. A recent spate of big-ticket...

20 March 2023

Sullivan: Strategies for managing and preventing contractual disputes

Sullivan partner Marian Boyle provides tips to avoid getting into disputes and manage the early stages of a contractual dispute or potential dispute, as well as a...

06 March 2023

Sullivan: Issues with letters of credit and how to deal with them

Sullivan partner Sam Fowler-Holmes, and managing associate Hannah Fearn, provide an overview of letters of credit and an update on key legal issues relevant to using...

02 March 2023
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Metals and Mining

Trafigura and the case of the missing nickel

Laurel and Hardy, Abbot and Costello, Cheech and Chong – all iconic comedy duos. Having booked a $577 million charge for the first half of 2023 against what it claims is...