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24 July 2019

China’s Cofco ups the ante with sustainability-linked loan

Cofco has signed the largest loan for an agri trading company yet which is linked to sustainability elements. Jonathan Bell examines this growing trend within...

24 July 2019
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Infrastructure, Waste and water

Harare yet to honour Chexim loan for water plant upgrades

Zimbabwe needs to honour a $72 million loan balance with China Exim Bank (Chexim) for contractor China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) to complete upgrades to...

23 July 2019

Risky business: China trade turns inward

In the third of this series of Risky Business podcasts Coriolis Technologies CEO Rebecca Harding talks to TXF’s Katharine Morton about how it’s not all about trade wars...

18 July 2019

Risky business: Examining Exim and trade wars in the US

In the second of this series of Risky Business podcasts Coriolis Technologies CEO Rebecca Harding talks to TXF’s Katharine Morton in more depth about the effects trade...

17 July 2019

Mind the gaps: On trillions, trade and financing women-owned and run businesses

TXF talks to Makiko Toyoda and Jessica Schnabel, the women who are spearheading the development of IFC’s latest initiative to raise access to trade finance for...

11 July 2019

Risky business: Tech-tonic shifts in trade wars

In the first of this series of Risky Business podcasts Coriolis Technologies CEO Rebecca Harding talks to TXF’s Katharine Morton about where we are now with trade...

08 July 2019

Talking tomorrow’s trade finance with SWIFT: Blurring the lines

TXF sat down with industry experts to look at how changes in corporate trade and supply chain and digitisation are blurring the lines between cash management and...

05 July 2019

Visa takes on larger cross-border payments: No cards involved

In mid-June, Visa made the bold call that it was taking on SWIFT on facilitating direct, bank to bank transactions and going head on in the cross-border payments space...

04 July 2019

Visa’s bold game on taking on larger cross-border payments

In mid-June, Visa made the bold call that it was taking on SWIFT on facilitating direct, bank to bank transactions and going head on in the cross-border payments space...

01 July 2019

Tasting multilateralism in China trade

In advance of the ICC World Banking Commission annual meeting in Beijing, TXF gathered China financial experts and corporates to talk about financing China trade....

19 June 2019

Identity crisis (and the SWIFT way out?)

Just who are you? TXF contemplates trust in trade and the bumblebee in KYC. Some commercial KYC solutions are struggling, but SWIFT is coming into the game for corporate...

05 June 2019

A tastier dish for investors in trade assets: Will HSBC and AllianzGI make for a better spread?

When the self-styled biggest global provider of trade finance teams up with a large European asset manager to wrap European trade finance assets and lend to institutional...

07 May 2019

Blended finance: Refloating an old idea with new capital

Much that is useful in blended finance is not new, and much that is new in blended finance is not useful – but the concept has captured the imagination of DFIs looking to...

01 May 2019

Pulling the plug on TSU and the wiring of trade finance: What next for BPO?

Now that SWIFT’s Trade Services Utility (TSU), the matching application that underpinned the Bank Payment Obligation, is on its way out, the wiring of trade finance needs...

26 April 2019

ADB's bid to standardise Suspicious Activity Reports in trade finance

TXF spoke with Steven Beck, head of trade and supply chain finance at the Asian Development Bank (ADB), to find out more about the development bank’s year-on-year growth...

24 April 2019

Powering up for business in Iraq

The defeat of Daesh in Syria and Iraq can hopefully provide greater impetus to new business in Iraq. What is critical now is consolidation of security for the rebuilding...

17 April 2019

Tapping fingers on the table for China trade at the ICC

TXF joined the ICC Banking Commission in Beijing as it celebrates a century of the institution whose founders were dubbed the ‘merchants of peace’. Katharine Morton...

10 April 2019

Corporate Perspectives: Talking digital Asia trade and treasury with GE

Manu Taneja, director of regional cash & banking, APAC at GE Corporate Treasury in Singapore sees a role for traditional trade finance in Asia, but digitisation will be...

27 March 2019
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Infrastructure, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Power, Renewables, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

Playing by the book: Learning lessons from the attack on Norsk Hydro cyber security

A week in the life of a cyber security crisis for the aluminium company Norsk Hydro raises interesting questions. Following a cyber-playbook type approach in terms of...

20 March 2019

A sigh of relief for trade insurance market as PRA time bomb defused

Successful lobbying by trade finance insurers, lawyers, banks and industry bodies has helped the sector dodge the danger of a PRA consultation paper that could have...