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30 August 2022
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Chemicals/Petrochemicals

Project ONE: Raising the European petchem project debt benchmark

ECAs and banks are yet to be mandated for Europe’s largest petrochemicals investment in the past 20 years – Ineos’ ethylene plant in Belgium. But despite ongoing...

20 April 2022
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Renewables, Transport

TXF Global Commodity Finance 2022: It’s a gas

To celebrate the launch of the events platform, and the fact we are three weeks out from TXF Global Commodity Finance 2022, TXF’s Aife Howse gets the inside scoop from...

16 February 2022
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Power, Renewables, Transport

Frank talking for ECAs on ESG: On comparing apples and pears

Export credit agencies are still finding their way on how to deliver sustainable export finance in a measurable, consistent and transparent way. Collaboration is...

02 February 2022
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Power, Renewables

Sustainability in export finance – the push for change

The volume of sustainable deals within the export finance sector is growing. But to take this forward positively across all industrial sectors a sensible debate with a...

27 October 2021

Giddiness and stoicism on world trade and ESG at ITFA

The masks came off as building resilience in world trade and ESG ran in tandem at ITFA’s in person annual event in Bristol.

16 September 2021

TFP: The paths less travelled with EBRD’s Makhmudova

The EBRD’s Trade Facilitation Programme continues its success and in no small measure that is down to its team. Kamola Makhmudova reflects on her decade as lead banker of...

28 January 2021
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Oil & gas, Power, Transport

Nord Stream 2 – completion is so near and yet so far

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project between Russia and Germany has only 150 kilometres of pipeline left to lay, but increased sanctions from the US and now calls to...

22 May 2020
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Transport

Working capital: The current challenge faced by the shipping industry - what, why, and what's next?

The coronavirus pandemic has reminded the trade community how paramount the maritime industry is to keeping global supply chains flowing. But will digitisation help lower...

14 April 2020

Shop talk: Preugschat on the road to recovering ECA debt

TXF spoke with Kai Preugschat, Asia Pacific director at Recovery Advisers, based in Singapore, to outline his role at the international dispute resolution law firm that...

26 February 2020

Coronavirus and global trade: In viro veritas?

The new coronavirus, Covid-19, is shining a light on just how connected global trade is to the world’s second largest economy. TXF takes a look at how China will...

02 October 2019

Questions on trade at the centre of the Sibos universe

Katharine Morton looks into the sky at Sibos with a guided tour of hyper connectivity, trust, cosmology, trade and eating fairy cakes at the centre of the universe

18 September 2019

Looking behind the mask on trade finance at ITFA

Katharine Morton ponders the opacities of financing trade, and what lies beneath, revealed at ITFA’s celebration of a mysterious dance of hide and seek

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...

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

Soyven: Soybean counting

In late 2018 HSBC structured a multi-jurisdictional import financing that inaugurated a rare joint venture between ADMC and Cargill in the Egyptian soybean sector.

01 February 2019
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Metals and Mining, Oil & gas

For every problem...

With further US sanctions looming over Russia, and uncertainty over what form they will take, a backlog of commodity-linked deals is growing. But Russian borrowers and...

28 January 2019

Russian PXFs: How low can they go?

Many Russian pre-export finance (PXF) borrowers pulled off another year-on-year reduction in margins in 2018. And with no obvious tightening of local liquidity, and too...

22 January 2019

2018 in review: House predictions put to the test

The TXF podcast team revisit the predictions they made at the start of last year, look at who was right and who was a little “ahead of their time”, and discuss the...

08 January 2019
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Renewables

Greece's high stakes renewables reforms

With a new renewable energy support scheme in place and a stabilising regulatory environment, the Greek renewables sector has begun attracting international lender and...

08 January 2019

Trade finance funds: Confidence dips on Shinhan retreat

Shinhan Capital’s recent redemptions and BAF Capital’s winding down of BLTFF have focused attention on inefficiencies in the trade finance fund market. The extent of the...

07 December 2018

How far will the PRI market move away from wet ink signatures?

Bernie de Haldevang, head of specialty at Canopius, talks to TXF about the digitisation of trade finance insurance and how the market is still wedded to paper. The market...

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