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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...

26 March 2020

Keynote: Chameleon KDB – when a DFI is not a DFI

Adolfo Dindo Abueg, co-head of project finance, Asia Pacific at Korea Development Bank discusses life when your development bank is a development bank only in Korea, and...

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
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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
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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
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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
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Infrastructure

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...

17 February 2020

Keynote: Shipping keeps Euler Hermes CEO in buoyant mood

It may have been a so-so year for many ECAs, but not Euler Hermes. CEO Edna Schoene was in a buoyant mood when she spoke to TXF. Financing ships has boosted business,...

12 February 2020

EKN: On exporting Sweden’s fossil free energy future

It was unseasonably warm for Stockholm in February at EKN’s annual seminar. TXF was in Sweden to hear about the opportunities to finance the transition to carbon zero....

10 February 2020

Keynote: The busy-busy post Brexit world of UKEF

Louis Taylor, CEO of UK Export Finance (UKEF), tells TXF he is all geared up for a busy life after Brexit. How is he facing media concerns about the UK’s export credit...

03 February 2020
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Power, Transport

Keynote: SERV’s CEO thinking outside the box

What does being a modern ECA mean? Peter Gisler, CEO of SERV has strong views on the Swiss ECA’s ability to be proactive, flexible and to think outside the proverbial box...

30 January 2020

Keynote: Deutsche’s Schmidt – from export financier to ‘project manager’

Werner Schmidt, Deutsche Bank’s new head of structured trade and export finance discusses how he sees his role morphing given the increasing complexity and longer lead...

27 January 2020
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Infrastructure, Power, Renewables, Transport

Keynote: Wartsila’s Back on the future of financing flexible power, rain or shine

Andreas Back, senior manager, financial services at Wartsila goes in depth with TXF to discuss financing sustainable power in a market that still needs backups when the...

22 January 2020

Into the sunshine: Telling tales about SCF

The US SEC is on a drive to get companies to disclose supplier finance more explicitly. Companies would do well to tell their stories. The US accounting regulator has...

21 January 2020

Keynote: Meet Mairead Lavery, EDC’s positive philosopher

TXF finds Mairead Lavery full of vigour about her first year as president and CEO of EDC in advance of her first performance review with the chair of the board. Her...

14 January 2020

Keynote: 2020 top five priorities for trade - a strategic view

TXF caught up with Citi’s John Ahearn to find out more about his newly-created role as chairman of trade to oversee strategic investments across the business, and what...

10 January 2020
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Renewables

Allete secures tax equity for two wind farms

Allete Clean Energy has secured tax equity funding for its two newest wind sites. JPM Capital Corporation has bought Class A passive membership interests in...