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09 February 2024
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Oil & gas

LNG carriers tap more ECA support

Korean shipyards' order books having been filling up with LNG carriers since the pandemic and war in Ukraine. And ECA support for the sector continues to push this deal...

05 January 2024
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Metals and Mining

Argentinian lithium mine progresses financing

The ECA-covered loan backing Lake Resources’ Kachi lithium project in Argentina is due to close in Q1 2025 and will mark UKEF’s first project in the South American...

08 December 2023

Shattering the glass ceiling: The rise of women in finance

Paule Gosset-Kone, managing director at Maryel & Partners caught up with Katarzyna Kowalska COO at the Polish ECA, KUKE to outline the growing role of women in finance,...

09 October 2023
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Renewables

Anma: A Korean offshore wind test case

Sponsors of the 532MW Anma offshore wind farm in South Korea are sounding out banks to fund the scheme despite the financial headwinds faced by some projects in Asia.

08 September 2023
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Renewables

Baltica III: A delay to Poland’s fledgling offshore wind sector

Poland’s offshore wind sector is in the embryonic stage of project finance with no deal precedents to provide a viable financial template for future such deals. And now,...

04 September 2023
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Renewables

Yunlin offshore wind farm secures extended financing

Global Infrastructure Partner-backed Skyborn Renewables and its partners Yunneng Wind Power Co, TotalEnergies, Electricity Generating Public Company (EGCO), and Sojitz...

22 August 2023

TXF@10: A market retrospective

TXF’s 10-year market retrospective – TXF@10 – is available to download now. The magazine outlines TXF's data and editorial insights, event artwork and a montage of...

21 August 2023

CIRR Reform: A roadblock to modernisation?

As part of the OECD’s latest package of updates to the Arrangement on Export Credits, a new methodology for the calculation of Commercial Interest Reference Rates has...

14 August 2023
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Oil & gas

ECAs and banks mull Papua LNG project

The roughly $3-5 billion financing backing TotalEnergies’ large-scale LNG project in Papua New Guinea is progressing, with lenders expected to show interest in the scheme...

08 August 2023

Commodity finance H1 2023: A stagnant market

TXF has officially released its commodity finance data for the first half of 2023. The data reflects a stagnant market, with depressed volumes and reduced activity across...

28 July 2023
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Renewables

Yunlin: Cash or collapse

ECA-backed lenders and sponsors to the Yunlin offshore wind farm in Taiwan need to stump up €1.7 billion of new debt and equity to prevent the collapse of the scheme as...

26 July 2023

Bpifrance to launch guarantee fund for renewable offtakes

France’s ECA Bpifrance is poised to launch a guarantee offering to boost the adoption of corporate power purchase agreements to lower the subsidy burden of renewables and...

24 July 2023

Keynote: Credendo’s Jijakli on transition strategy

Nabil Jijakli, Group Deputy CEO of Credendo, discusses the Belgian ECA’s roadmap for supporting energy transition, how its ‘body with two legs’ strategy works, and the...

21 July 2023
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Transport

Keynote: Finnvera’s Heikkilä cautions on the risks of longer tenor ECA funding

Don’t spoil the party? Pauli Heikkilä, CEO of Finnvera, warns against any race to the bottom if ECAs start to issue longer tenor funds using balloon structures under the...

06 July 2023
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Chemicals/Petrochemicals, Infrastructure, Manufacturing & equipment, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Other, Power, Renewables, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

TXF Global: Chair Lewis on the lands of opportunity

TXF spoke with US Exim’s Chair Reta Jo Lewis to outline the US ECA's revised mission statement in the wake of the pandemic and energy crisis, and why its African deal...

05 July 2023

ECA debt volumes up in 2023 – so far

The ECA-backed debt market has witnessed depressed volumes since the turn of the decade amid the economic bulldozer of the pandemic and ominous energy security clouds...

28 June 2023
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Chemicals/Petrochemicals, Infrastructure, Manufacturing & equipment, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Other, Power, Renewables, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

TXF: A decade of data

From the post-global financial crisis recovery and the run on the euro to the Arab Spring and Brexit, to the Covid-19 pandemic and war in Ukraine, the export finance...

27 June 2023
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Renewables

ECAs poised to rescue world's largest biomass plant

ECA-backed lenders to the world’s largest biomass power station in Teeside, England, are poised to inject £80 million of rescue financing into the project.

21 June 2023

Feel the vibes from TXF Global Export Finance Lisbon 2023

TXF Global Export Finance Lisbon gathered the higher echelons of the ECA community last week in a seminal event aimed at amplifying and improving the export finance...

15 June 2023
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Oil & gas, Renewables

A greener direction for UKEF?

UKEF is ready for a reset with a new CEO in office and a new set of priorities, including a focus on opportunities for green exports. But how can ECAs ensure that their...