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04 November 2019

Finding the sweet spot on trade digitisation and working capital management

Are corporate treasuries, fintechs and banks missing a trick on cross border working capital optimisation and what will the next five years hold? TXF's roundtable...

16 October 2019

Never write off Turkey

Turkey has long been the European comeback king of trade and project borrowing. And against all the economic odds, the cost of debt in both markets appears to be falling...

31 July 2019

Pit bull or pit bear?

The problems at the Oyu Tolgoi mining project in Mongolia mean the sponsors, Rio Tinto via its ownership of Turquoise Hill Resources, will have to raise $1 billion-plus...

08 July 2019

TLT hires new head for Manchester projects team

UK law firm TLT has appointed Sean McCay as a partner to lead the projects, infrastructure and construction team in Manchester. He joins from Squire Patton Boggs.

22 May 2019

ESG-linked commodity debt: Real enough to change perceptions?

ESG-linked debt in the commodity sector has another convert – Mercon. And ESG transparency is arguably a new first mover advantage in commodity trading. But do ESG-linked...

29 April 2019

The shape of commodity ESG to come?

The credibility and policing of ESG-linked loans, which are currently enjoying growing popularity with commodity traders, could be markedly improved via the adoption of...

18 April 2019
Power, Renewables

Scaling US solar

With levelised cost of energy beginning to favour renewables-linked storage over traditional peakers in the US, utility-scale storage is dawning. Regulatory change,...

10 April 2019

Buoying the black stuff

A statement on March 28 by Japan’s Environment Minister signals a potential change in the government’s pro coal-fired power policy. But domestic energy security issues...

29 March 2019
Oil & gas

Pipeline politics

As the trans-Atlantic political debate over Nord Stream 2 gets nasty, those involved could not do better than take a lesson in commercial viability from the...

11 March 2019
Telecoms and Communications

Navigating the digital project corridor

With the European fibre market entering the project financing mainstream, how big can the wider digital infrastructure market get, and what risk mitigants are still...

26 February 2019
Telecoms and Communications

Funding fibre: Can the UK catch up with Europe?

CityFibre, the first major wholesale fibre financing in the UK with project and corporate-style elements, bodes well for UK fibre investors and lenders. But cost of debt...

14 February 2019
Oil & gas

Nord Stream 2 leaves politics in its wake

Despite the intense political debate surrounding the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, the project is moving ahead at great pace. Jonathan Bell examines what all the fuss is...

06 February 2019

Edwards appointed as trade finance advisor to SMBC

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe (SMBCE) has announced the appointment of Sean Edwards as an advisor to its trade finance business, in particular to supply...

11 December 2018
Power, Renewables

Nachtigal: Development finance as it should be

As more governments look to mimic Chinese-style development finance offerings, the recently signed Nachtigal hydro project financing is a perfect example of why they...

20 November 2018

UPP appoints new CFO

UK campus accommodation provider University Partnerships Programme (UPP) has named its current Director of Corporate Finance, Henry Gervaise-Jones, as Chief Finance...

20 November 2018

Cargill takes stake in Seanergy as part of scrubber financing

US agricultural trader Cargill has taken a stake in Greek dry bulk owner Seanergy as part of a deal to finance the refitting of its capesize Championship. Cargill has...

29 August 2018

Canopius hires Sean Redden to credit and political risk team

Insurer Canopius has appointed Sean Redden as underwriting counsel for its specialty division, with a specific focus on credit and political risk. He joins from Chubb...

08 August 2018

UPP Group promotes Bienfait to CEO

UK student accommodation provider University Partnerships Programme (UPP) has announced that founding partner Sean O’Shea is to move from his role as Group Chief...

20 April 2018
Agri/Soft Commodities

Helios Investment Partners: Blending lending

The first structure of its kind within the commodity finance space, Helios Investment Partners’ innovative blend of leveraged finance and trade finance techniques raised...

07 March 2018

Global export finance 2017: Numbers crunched without the headache

TXF has released its Global export finance results for 2017 and of the many unexpected results the major one is an almost complete change in the top five commercial...