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27 May 2014

Why do we need the ECAs?

In this article, Charles Berry, Chairman, BPL Global, argues that, increasingly, the ECAs are needed to provide additional capacity for risks for which there is market...

19 May 2014

Nyrstar secures EFIC support for Port Pirie redevelopment

Belgian-incorporated metals and mining company Nyrstar has signed a binding agreement for the final funding and support package for the redevelopment of the Port Pirie...

16 May 2014

Western banks launch FX cash management programmes in Shanghai FTZ

Western banks continue to make inroads in the provision of cash management structures and solutions for their clients operating in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ).

05 May 2014

Sohar Refinery financing closes

Orpic (Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company) and a consortium of 21 international and national financial institutions have signed a $2.8 billion umbrella...

01 May 2014

Interview with Berne Union president Dan Riordan

Jonathan Bell, editor-in-chief at TXF, talks with Dan Riordan, president of the Berne Union, about taking the organisation forward in its 80th year.

01 May 2014

A history of the Berne Union

Global trade and foreign direct investments have seen dramatic changes in the 80 years since the Berne Union was founded. Not surprisingly, the Berne Union itself has...

01 May 2014

Standardisation across export finance

Export-oriented economies benefit from new jobs, more innovation, reduced welfare costs and economic stability. Creating growth through trade is an elemental part of the...

01 May 2014

Export finance and capital markets

An arguably common theme in medium- and long-term (MLT) export finance circles today is that full implementation of Basel III will elicit the end of commercial banks as...

01 May 2014

The role of export credit in project financing

Although the operations of Berne Union members are diversified across various products, geographies, governance models, and regulatory systems, the growing role of ECAs...

01 May 2014

The resurgence of shipping

With six of the world’s top 10 shipyards located in the country, Korea stands at the forefront of the global shipbuilding market. In 2013 alone, Korea won 16.58 million...

01 May 2014

ICIEC at 20

The Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC), the insurance arm of the AAA rated Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB) based in...

25 April 2014

Boost for Egypt-Africa trade with AfDB risk agreement

Egyptian trade with African countries looks set for a boost following the signing of a risk participation agreement between Egypt’s Commercial International Bank (CIB)...

15 April 2014

Asanko Gold amends debt financing

Vancouver-headquartered, African miner Asanko Gold has agreed terms to amend its existing project debt facility with a special purpose vehicle of RK Mine Finance Trust I...

14 April 2014

Glencore Xstrata sells Peru copper mine to Chinese consortium

Glencore Xstrata, one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies, has struck an agreement with a Chinese consortium to sell its entire interest...

08 April 2014

RBS launches Chinese multi-bank cash solution

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has launched a new multi-bank solution in China that enables corporates to manage accounts from Chinese banks through a single global...

01 April 2014

The rising role of ECAs in enabling liquidity

There has been a marked difference in how project markets view export credit agency (ECA) support in the wake of the 2007-08 financial crisis, writes David Godfrey, Chief...

17 March 2014

JB's weekly round-up - 17 March 2014

We are delighted to announce the results of our “Perfect 10” – the 2013 Deals of the Year. We received in excess of 150 submissions and so whittling so many fantastic...

24 February 2014

Bunge revolver in syndication

Agricultural producer and trading company Bunge is in the market with a three year, $1.75 billion revolving credit facility (RCF).

28 January 2014

EBRD and HSBC provide Egypt’s IPR with energy loan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and HSBC Egypt have combined to provide a $100 million financing facility for independent Egyptian exploration...

21 January 2014