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12 October 2020

Re-evaluating technology to embrace the new trade agenda

TXF talks to CGI’s Rory Kaplan, senior offering manager for trade and supply chain solutions, Patrick DeVilbiss, director of consulting, trade and supply chain solutions...

26 August 2020

Time to double down on trade digitisation? On counting virtual beans

TXF looks at distinctions between virtual and real in trade digitisation. How much is the current crisis helping drive change? The challenges are more than simply...

12 August 2020

ABCP: Needs must when the devil drives in discombobulated trade markets?

China’s underreported new ABCP digitisation play, if it works, could have implications for trade finance markets. It’s a big if, but it certainly warrants closer...

26 May 2020

Keynote: Caterpillar on spreading the ECA umbrella

TXF spoke with Tim Gaul, global export finance director, export and agency finance at Caterpillar to outline what the reauthorisation of US Exim means for the US...

18 May 2020

Keynote: Elecnor’s long distance runner approach to structured finance

Angela Perez, head of structured finance at Elecnor spoke to TXF both about the Spanish infrastructure and engineering company’s response to the current crisis, and the...

08 May 2020

Live Webinar: Filling the $1.5tn trade finance gap: How much can technology bridge?

Wednesday 20 May | 11am BST | 12pm CEST How much is digitisation going to help narrow the gap between what trade finance is needed and what is under offer?

07 May 2020

Pinsent Masons hires Anthony Morton to Financial Services team

Pinsent Masons has appointed Banking & Restructuring partner Anthony Morton as it grows its Financial Services offering in Frankfurt. Morton joins from Norton Rose...

27 April 2020

Keynote: Berne Union’s President and Secretary General, certain about uncertainty

Beatriz Reguero, President, and Vinco David, Secretary General, of Berne Union, the global export credit and investment insurance industry association, discuss the...

23 April 2020

Keynote: US Exim’s Renna on when the rubber hits the road

Stephen Renna, chief banking officer at Export-Import Bank of the US talks to TXF about US Exim’s response to Covid-19 as it hits the ground running following full...

22 April 2020

Are the wheels of supply chain finance still turning? In viro veritas 4

Supply chain finance can be a great tool for keeping funding flowing to all parts of the supply chain, but is there an existential strain on programmes from the...

15 April 2020

Keynote: ADB’s Beck on supercharging trade finance as a crisis response vehicle

Steven Beck, head of trade and supply chain finance at ADB talks to TXF from lockdown Manila about how ADB is supercharging its existing trade finance programs to keep...

08 April 2020

Keynote: Pedal still to the metal on sustainability for France’s MoF

Gabriel Cumenge, deputy secretary of the French Ministry of Finance, DG Tresor tells TXF the importance of ECAs continuing their roles as the shock absorbers of global...

01 April 2020

On financial triage: In viro veritas 3

TXF’s ‘in viro veritas’ series looks at the effects of the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic on trade and export finance. The first in the series was an early stage call to...

25 March 2020

Commodity finance report 2019: Structured deal volume drops by nearly half

Overall volumes of global commodity finance fell by 16% in 2019 compared to 2018, according to the full-year TXF 2019 Commodity Finance Report, while structured commodity...

17 March 2020
Power, Renewables

ANZ appoints new head of sustainable finance for New Zealand

ANZ has appointed Dean Spicer as head of sustainable finance New Zealand. Spicer was ANZ’s head of capital markets for nearly 14 years and he will remain in the...

16 March 2020
Oil & gas

Keynote: Discussing necessary evils with Linde

Linde’s head of export and project finance, Gernot Bruch says international banks are no longer seeing his transactions as a ‘necessary evil’. There are other necessary...

16 March 2020

Coronavirus and global trade TXF podcast series: In viro veritas?

In the first episode of TXF's "In viro veritas?" podcast series, Katharine Morton says the new coronavirus, Covid-19, is shining a light on just how...

02 March 2020
Infrastructure, Telecoms and Communications, Transport

Keynote: Opening up EKN's one-stop guarantees shop

EKN had a banner year in 2019. EKN’s director general, Anna-Karin Jatko tells TXF about the rise of supplier credits for larger contracts, and how as part of ‘Team...

26 February 2020

Coronavirus and global trade: In viro veritas?

The new coronavirus, Covid-19, is shining a light on just how connected global trade is to the world’s second largest economy. TXF takes a look at how China will...

24 February 2020

Keynote: Finnvera CEO on cruising concentration risk

Finnvera’s CEO Pauli Heikkila talks to TXF about how the Finnish ECA’s increased exposure to the cruise ship sector drove much of its stellar growth in 2019. Should...