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21 August 2018
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Metals and Mining

Multi-sourcing: Latin miners shop around for debt

Improved metals pricing is incentivising miners in Latin America to take mothballed projects back into development. But environmental opposition, labour disputes and...

07 August 2018
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Oil & gas

Oil trading: The wrong kind of slick investment?

Rising oil prices dampened trader’s profits last year as the market moved from contango to backwardation, and many of the larger houses are already starting to diversify...

19 June 2018
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Infrastructure, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Power, Renewables, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

No rules resource nationalism: A growing threat to EVs?

Resource nationalism is always present, but a recent increase in intensity fuelled by an uptick in commodity prices has got some in the growing electric vehicle (EV)...

30 May 2018
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Metals and Mining

A ballsy solution: Metinvest's borrowing bounceback

Despite finalising a lengthy debt restructuring in 2017, vertically integrated metals producer Metinvest returned to the debt markets in April to close the largest...

14 February 2018
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Renewables

Corporate renewables PPAs: Stepping up in the credit equation

A record amount of renewables corporate PPAs signed in 2017 and the trend looks set to continue. With US PPA structures working their way into Europe, and the rise of...

06 February 2018
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Metals and Mining, Oil & gas

Russian PXFs: Flight to paper?

Russian corporates are continuing a re-evaluation of their funding mix following a spate of post-sanctions unsecured loan firsts in 2017. A number of commodities-linked...

23 January 2018
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas

Going green: Will sustainable finance hit the commodities mainstream?

Sustainable financing in commodity trade finance has been slow to catch on. But adoption is now key for the market, with early movers in line to reap the benefits of...

17 January 2018
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Metals and Mining

Mining for more margin

In conjunction with an uptick in industrial metals pricing, more mining companies are beginning to consider commodity trading for themselves.

10 January 2018
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Renewables

NEG-ed out?

A boom in interest in Australian renewables projects could be curtailed by the government’s plans to introduce a National Energy Guarantee (NEG). Borrowers have benefited...

19 December 2017

Everbridge Capital: Thinking outside the box

Start-up trade and project finance boutique Everbridge Capital is carving out a relatively unique niche – long term ECA-backed financing in Russia and projects in, and...

06 December 2017

Dfin: From a different cut

With banks retreating from the midstream diamond financing sector, the cost of debt for diamond traders is spiralling and creating the ideal climate for alternative...

24 November 2017
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Metals and Mining, Oil & gas

Trafigura takes first dip in inventory ABS funding pool

With bank regulatory capital constraints tightening, serial ABS issuer Trafigura has closed its first inventory-backed securitisation in a bid to boost its non-bank...

20 November 2017

Russian PXFs: Has the post-2014 bubble burst for good?

Margins and the security afforded by pre-export loans to Russian borrowers have weakened in 2017 as unsecured loans gain market share. But is it simply a market...

09 November 2017
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Metals and Mining

Shop Talk: Concord Resources on breaking into the metals market

TXF spoke to Mark Hansen CEO of commodity trader Concord Resources about the current market, the company’s ambitions and the changes to China’s metals supply and demand...

06 November 2017
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Renewables

El Salvador PV: Keeping costs down

In anticipation of new renewable energy auctions for large-scale projects in December or January 2018, El Salvador has continued to progress in the project space despite...

23 October 2017
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Renewables

Sub-Saharan renewables: Growing green

The development of large-scale renewables projects in sub-Saharan Africa has been slowed by a relative dearth of commercially bankable projects. However, as renewables...

12 October 2017
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Metals and Mining

Chinese metals: Overseas expansion - overseas debt?

Chinese metals producer Xiangguang Copper is out to the bank market with a $100 million pre-export financing. The deal is symptomatic of the growing demand by Chinese...

29 September 2017
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Oil & gas

Trading places

As LNG markets mature, commodity traders are making significant inroads into the LNG space - both as providers of finance and infrastructure - and look set to challenge...

25 September 2017
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Oil & gas

OOCEP: Patience pays

Despite a sovereign downgrade in the period between financial close on PDO's initial pre-export loan in 2016 and OOCEP's recent pre-export debut, the pricing difference...

21 September 2017
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Oil & gas

KazMunaiGas: Ramping up the prepays

After years of delays and uncertainty Kazakhstan’s Kashagan oil field is ramping up production. State-owned oil company KazMunaiGas is locking in larger and longer...

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