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29 September 2023

LMA Syndicated Loans Conference 2023: shocks, crises, and reinvention

In an interview with Laurent Christophe, group treasurer at Trafigura, discussion focused on Ukraine, sustainability, and tapping into new sources of capital...

31 August 2022
Agri/Soft Commodities, Chemicals/Petrochemicals, Oil & gas, Power

The Commodity Finance Data Report H1 2022: The highlights

Here’s a sneak preview of TXF’s Commodity Finance Data Report for H1 2022, which will be released later this week. Comprising comprehensive data on commercial loans, the...

25 May 2022
Agri/Soft Commodities, Other

TXF Global Commodity Finance 2022: The top takeaways

After two days of content and networking in Amsterdam, TXF presents the hot takes of TXF Global Commodity Finance 2022!

17 May 2022
Metals and Mining

How can banks avoid a lending crisis and accelerate economic growth?

Converging market forces threaten to create a global lending crisis and prevent economic growth. Tradeteq CEO Christoph Gugelmann explores the future of trade finance and...

11 May 2022

Petrochemicals: Next year's model

Is increasing petrochemicals price volatility going to force re-evaluation of past petchems project finance models? It already is.

17 December 2021

The year that was – the year that will be

As the end of 2021 nears, TXF takes a look at current trends and challenges in commodity trade finance and their implications for 2022.

01 December 2021

Global trade system comes under greater scrutiny

With widespread disruptions in the trade supply chain and a growing trade finance gap, particularly impacting smaller businesses, a recently released report calls for...

11 November 2021

Can banks reverse the widening trade finance gap?

The global trade finance gap – the shortfall between supply and demand – is on the rise and has sparked debate around industry-wide solutions. Christoph Gugelmann, CEO at...

21 July 2021
Power, Renewables

The energy transition: Second hand isn’t always more sustainable

With oil majors responding to climate pressure by selling assets in a bid to slash emissions fast, emissions are merely being handed down to other companies – possibly...

26 February 2021
Oil & gas

Trafigura ups funding mix with first Schuldschein loan

Trafigura's latest bout of fundraising marked its debut in the Schuldschein loan market. And while introducing an attractive debt instrument to the trader’s financial...

03 June 2020

Perfect 10 winners 2019: Export finance

This year's winners of the TXF Perfect 10 Export Finance Deals of the Year beat a lot of worthy contenders...

13 March 2019

Changing horses mid race: When SCF programmes switch owners

The proposed move of GE Capital’s SCF programme to MUFG raises many questions. How does 'porting' SCF from one provider work (or not), and what makes a corporate choose a...

06 September 2018
Infrastructure, Oil & gas, Power

Saudi privatisation: A trivial project pursuit?

Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 plan to open up its economy to private investment is progressing – albeit slowly. But while PPP development in the centralised state was always...

29 August 2018
Agri/Soft Commodities, Infrastructure, Manufacturing & equipment, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Power, Renewables, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

Mexico and US strike new trade pact to replace NAFTA

What does the new trade deal, agreed in principle between the US and Mexico, spell out in the finer detail, and what implications could it have for other trade spats and...

10 May 2018
Metals and Mining, Oil & gas

Trafigura takes first look at China’s Panda bond market – at a price

Trafigura has closed its debut renminbi-denominated Panda bond which marks the first commodity trader to tap China’s nascent onshore capital market. The three-year issue...

30 January 2018

Does Canada really need to launch a new infra bank?

The PPP Canada fund is expected to be replaced by the C$35 billion Canadian Infrastructure Bank in 2018. While the new bank will have a wider mandate and larger budget,...

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
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...

05 April 2017

Money maze mappers: The track to good treasury

At a tumultuous time for the world, both politically and economically, corporate treasurers find themselves tasked with identifying and managing an increasingly complex...

24 March 2017

Pump up the volume: Trafigura goes bigger and prices better

Trafigura has closed syndication on its latest 364-day revolver refinancing - upping the size from $1.5 billion at launch to $2.27 billion and pulling in 41 banks...