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24 January 2023
Oil & gas, Renewables

The rise of LNG: Saviour or stranded asset?

Europe’s energy crisis has provoked a scramble for LNG. In order to meet demand, investment towards specialist carriers and import terminals has ballooned. But can the...

12 January 2023

African debt and the death of easy money

As the world looks towards forecasts of recession in 2023, alarms bells are ringing about Africa's debt pile. What are the key hurdles to debt restructuring and can ECAs...

16 December 2022

The wintry dance of global trade digitisation in 2022: Missing the magic?

There have been steps forward, sideways and back in trade digitisation in 2022. Here we reflect on some of the developments in what has been a choppy year for certain...

15 December 2022

OECD Reform: Too much talk – too little action

With development of the EU Strategy on Export Credits underway, and longstanding debate over OECD Arrangement reform deserving of the label inert gas, are the OECD’s...

01 December 2022
Metals and Mining

Responsible commodities sourcing – not just an issue for the LME

The LME has decided not to ban Russian metals. Is it the right move or tacit recognition that the pressures on commodities markets spawned by war, growing demand for...

10 November 2022

Credit Agricole’s Imad Urf on 30 years in export finance

Imad Urf, head of international trade and transaction banking at Credit Agricole, joined TXF CEO Dan Sheriff to reflect on 30 years spent in export finance, with his...

02 November 2022

TXF Dealmakers Assembly 2022: The takeaways

The TXF Dealmakers Assembly is a new event designed to facilitate networking and deal origination. Last week, the first ever edition was held in Berlin. With geopolitical...

20 October 2022
Metals and Mining, Power, Renewables

Untied commodity lending: A critical ECA space

The rise of untied lending in the export finance market has been apparent in recent years. But, given the role metals and critical minerals are playing in accelerating...

05 October 2022

Bridging the centuries of navigating and financing trade at ITFA Porto

The heady history of port helped marry tradition and innovation at ITFA’s in person annual trade finance event in Porto. TXF’s Katharine Morton kept her feet steady while...

27 September 2022
Metals and Mining, Transport

An eternal ECA evolution

ECAs have played a crucial role in supporting global trade over the course of the pandemic. Now, as exporters and buyers search for a new normal, they will need to step...

26 September 2022
Power, Renewables

Keynote: Nikol of Siemens Financial Services on facing the challenges of 2022

From regulatory developments in the ESG reporting space to the imperative for reform to the OECD Consensus, Ralph Nikol, senior director of ECAs and investment guarantees...

14 September 2022

The paperless papers

Further details on the UK’s Electronic Trade Documents Bill (ETD) have emerged following a briefing last week in advance of the bill’s entry to Parliament. Will this new...

06 September 2022
Oil & gas

Where's the bank balance in commodity trader lending?

The divide between access to bank liquidity and cost of debt for first and lower tier traders is widening and becoming an existential problem for the latter. If market...

05 September 2022

Ralph LaRossa becomes CEO of PSEG

PSEG has promoted Ralph LaRossa to president and chief executive officer as part of a planned leadership succession process. He also joins the boards of PSEG and...

09 May 2022

Kingstown port upgrade project moves to construction phase

The beginning of the construction phase of the Port Modernisation Project in Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, has begun with the signing of a deal between the...

19 January 2022

DZ Bank expands export finance team

Germany’s DZ Bank has been expanding its export finance team with the most recent hire being Fabio Bonardi. He is based in Frankfurt and reports directly to Ralph...

03 March 2021

DZ Bank hires Corinna Erdmann to strengthen export finance team

DZ Bank has announced that Corinna Erdmann has joined as a Senior Manager Export Finance in the Frankfurt office.Erdmann was previously VP at KfW IPEX in the power, water...

05 August 2020
Power, Renewables

PSEG evaluating strategic alternatives for non-nuclear fleet

Public Service Enterprise Group (PEG) is exploring strategic alternatives for PSEG Power’s non-nuclear generating fleet. It has 6.75GW of fossil generation located...

20 March 2020

AMP Capital makes four senior promotions

AMP Capital has made four promotions within the global Infrastructure Debt team. Spencer Ivey and Roopa Murthy become partners in the New York and London offices...

12 March 2020
Power, Renewables

Virginia passes Clean economy Act

The Virginia General Assembly has passed HB 1526, the Virginia Clean Economy Act, a bill that calls for the state to use 100% zero-emission electricity by 2050. The...