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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
07 January 2014

Korean agencies combine with GIEK for North Sea FPSO

Korean agencies the Export-Import Bank of Korea (Kexim) and K-sure have combined with the Norwegian Guarantee Institute for Export Credits (GIEK) to provide financing for...

06 January 2014

Uralchem secures mega-loan for Uralkali stake

Russian mineral fertiliser producer Uralchem OJSC has secured a new mega-loan amounting to $4.5 billion. A major part of the loan will be used to pay for the purchase...

16 December 2013

EBRD provides loan for Croatian rail upgrade

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a €40 million ($54.7 million) loan to Hrvatske Zeljeznice Infrastruktura (HZ Infrastructure), the...

05 December 2013

Schlumberger selects StanChart for cash management solution

Schlumberger the world’s largest oilfield services company, has selected Standard Chartered (StanChart) to provide a comprehensive cash management and trade guarantee...

20 November 2013

NBAD hires structured finance head

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has appointed Aleem Khan as head of its newly established structured financing business. Before joining NBAD, Khan served as...

19 November 2013

Local content and direct lending dominate discussions in Paris

The differences between export credit agencies was a prevailing topic of conversation at the TXF ECA Finance conference in Paris