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07 May 2024

FEX 2024: Meeting the exporters

The Future of Export Finance initiative recently held its annual exporter meeting in Heidenheim. This year, the technology company Voith played host to FEX's German...

16 May 2023
Metals and Mining

Alternative financing for mining: feast or famine?

The mining industry is suffering after a decade of underinvestment. Macroeconomic pressures have further reduced a pool of money that was already limited. These issues...

14 December 2022

TXF weekly: Another year in commodities and natural resources

From the post-pandemic rebound to Russia’s war on Ukraine, which exacerbated the already troublesome energy crisis, 2022 has been an eventful year for the commodities and...

21 October 2021
Agri/Soft Commodities, Chemicals/Petrochemicals, Infrastructure, Manufacturing & equipment, Metals and Mining, Oil & gas, Other, Power, Renewables, Telecoms and Communications, Transport, Waste and water

Stages for Change: ‘If you want to be part of the solution, then export finance is the industry for you’

In this fortnight’s Stages for Change interview, TXF’s Eavie Burnett speaks with Nedbank’s Mbali Kubheka on her growing career in export finance and the capacity it gives...

28 July 2021
Infrastructure, Other, Waste and water

Stages for Change: ‘Life only matters if you can be a blessing to somebody else - I have the chance to do that now'

In this week’s Stages for Change interview, Eavie Burnett talks to Paule Gosset, VP of export & agency finance for West & Central Africa at Commerzbank about her very...

14 July 2021

Stages for Change talk: Schwankner on filling the SME funding gap

The Stages for Change series highlights some of the talented women in our industry – from senior experts to those who are new in their career. This week, the series...

12 July 2021
Agri/Soft Commodities, Manufacturing & equipment

DFIs combine to modernise Uzbekistan's ‘horrendous’ cotton industry

The EBRD and the IFC have provided $130 million of financing for a project aimed at upgrading the equipment, practices and labour rights of an industry infamous for its...

06 July 2021

How to unlock institutional investor funding for climate action

Scale, capital allocation and shareholder activism were top of the agenda as panelists at a recent Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) conference discussed the best...

29 June 2021

Canadian impact fund debuts new model for financing indigenous entrepreneurs

The $150 million IGF fund—run by and for indigenous communities—reached first close at the end of April. The innovative Canadian social impact scheme uses public sector...

04 June 2021

Development finance ‘paramount’ in fight against AMR pandemic

The world is sleepwalking into a post-antibiotic era, where simple infections become deadly. Looking to halt the march of this ‘silent pandemic’, the EIB and BioVersys...

24 May 2021
Metals and Mining

How development banks can lead trade finance’s blockchain transition

In a deal that will save weeks in processing time, African development bank TDB is using blockchain technology to finance $400 million-worth of fertiliser trade finance...

14 May 2021
Metals and Mining

Mining: A different shade of green

The mining sector is becoming a new frontier for green finance, as lenders take a greater interest in ESG issues. While green finance in mining has the potential to...

22 March 2021

Pretty green: Mangroves could be a $12bn climate finance market

A Pakistan-based case study led by the UK’s development finance institution, CDC Group, demonstrated the investment case for a mangrove restoration project next to a wind...

16 December 2020

ECA support for mining gets smaller – but smarter

ECAs are playing a growing role in the financing of small, strategic-commodity mining projects – even coming in alongside royalty providers in deals where they might not...

09 November 2020

The world’s first outcomes-driven gender bond

IDB Invest, which structured the bond for Colombian bank Davivienda, believes the landmark issuance will catalyse the wider gender-linked bonds market in Latin America.

01 July 2020

Stages for Change: Diversifying management in trade & export finance

From entry-level hiring and management promotion to ECA and DFI mandates, TXF’s Stages for Change series examines the role the trade and export finance industries must...

04 June 2020

Impact assessment: Covid-19 and the world of sport

In the fourth of a series of insights on the impact of Covid-19 on the global economy, Orbian CEO Tom Dunn interviews Gordon D’Arcy, a retired Irish rugby player, to...

20 January 2020
Metals and Mining

Anglo American: The light at the end of Sirius’ funding pit?

Anglo American agreed a £405 million ($527 million) rescue deal with Sirius Minerals this week. The takeover is a lifeline for Sirius which faced collapse if it could not...

04 December 2019

Drawing better straws? Pricing sustainability into supply chains

Correctly pricing sustainability into corporate supply chains shouldn’t just be a matter of ticking boxes (or drawing straws). Companies are going to have to use their...

28 November 2019

Keynotes: In depth with Langlois on the evolution of trade distribution

Nicolas Langlois, Standard Chartered’s global head of trade distribution talks to Katharine Morton about the bank’s recent $1 billion risk-sharing with the IFC to boost...