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05 October 2022

Bridging the centuries of navigating and financing trade at ITFA Porto

The heady history of port helped marry tradition and innovation at ITFA’s in person annual trade finance event in Porto. TXF’s Katharine Morton kept her feet steady while...

27 September 2022
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Metals and Mining, Transport

An eternal ECA evolution

ECAs have played a crucial role in supporting global trade over the course of the pandemic. Now, as exporters and buyers search for a new normal, they will need to step...

26 September 2022
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Power, Renewables

Keynote: Nikol of Siemens Financial Services on facing the challenges of 2022

From regulatory developments in the ESG reporting space to the imperative for reform to the OECD Consensus, Ralph Nikol, senior director of ECAs and investment guarantees...

14 September 2022

The paperless papers

Further details on the UK’s Electronic Trade Documents Bill (ETD) have emerged following a briefing last week in advance of the bill’s entry to Parliament. Will this new...

06 September 2022
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Oil & gas

Where's the bank balance in commodity trader lending?

The divide between access to bank liquidity and cost of debt for first and lower tier traders is widening and becoming an existential problem for the latter. If market...

27 February 2020

The great project debt puzzle

The aspirations of the EU Green Deal and the bloc's adoption of CRD IV are contradictions that leave lenders and borrowers confused - and more significantly a potential...

10 January 2019
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Power

Red Oak: Switching cost of debt in US power

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure’s recent refinancing of the Red Oak power plant took the asset out of the bond market and into the bank market via a ‘hedge toggle’...

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...

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

New SACE: Listening pays

Since the CDP-SACE-SIMEST restructuring in 2012, SACE has transformed from tired state relic into one of the world’s leading providers of export credit cover. It has the...

05 April 2017

Getting the balance right: EBF advocating wider ECA exemptions to leverage ratios

Despite progress last year, key clauses in the Capital Requirement Regulation Leverage Ratio (CRR LR) regime still threaten to hit the availability and cost of European...

25 November 2016

EU proposal amends CRD 4 and CRR rules

The export finance community can begin to breathe a sigh of relief after the EU Commission this week proposed several amendments to the CRD 4 and CRR rules, which if...

10 November 2016

The era of regulation – part two

There is little doubt about the stabilising function of Export Credit Agency-backed export finance for exports during crisis times as the post-2008 renaissance...

16 August 2016

Commerzbank expands export finance team to meet ‘growth’

Commerzbank has expanded and repositioned its export finance department in order to become an even bigger player in the ECA market, as Africa and Russia look set to...

12 October 2015

The era of trade regulation

Ralph Lerch, chair of the European Banking Federation’s export credit working group, and global head of export finance at Commerzbank, discusses the shifting tectonics of...

05 May 2015

Gert van Melkebeke to join Commerzbank’s senior export finance team

Gert Van Melkebeke will be joining Commerzbank’s structured export and trade finance BeNeLux (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg) France division as a senior export...

23 December 2014

TXF German market export finance survey – Commerzbank interview

In October 2014 TXF held an export finance roundtable in Frankfurt – which was attended by some 90 guests, with a good split of exporters, banks and representatives from...

01 September 2014

Zimbabwe’s FBC Bank gets boost with syndicated loan

Zimbabwe’s FBC Bank (FBC) has received a significant boost in its liquidity profile with a $60 million loan arranged by a syndicate of local and international banks. The...

19 June 2014

ICC Trade Register Report 2014 provides robust data to benefit global trade

Today, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) released its Trade Register Report 2014. The empirical evidence from the report points to the fact that trade and...

01 May 2014

Short-term export credit capacity

Capacity in short-term credit insurance has been steadily returning since the 2008 global financial crisis (GFC) and premiums have recovered. According to Berne Union’s...

08 November 2013

Export finance head interview – Commerzbank

TXF talks to Commerzbank about some of the major trends impacting the export credit sector at the present time.