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24 January 2023
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Oil & gas, Renewables

The rise of LNG: Saviour or stranded asset?

Europe’s energy crisis has provoked a scramble for LNG. In order to meet demand, investment towards specialist carriers and import terminals has ballooned. But can the...

12 January 2023

African debt and the death of easy money

As the world looks towards forecasts of recession in 2023, alarms bells are ringing about Africa's debt pile. What are the key hurdles to debt restructuring and can ECAs...

16 December 2022

The wintry dance of global trade digitisation in 2022: Missing the magic?

There have been steps forward, sideways and back in trade digitisation in 2022. Here we reflect on some of the developments in what has been a choppy year for certain...

15 December 2022

OECD Reform: Too much talk – too little action

With development of the EU Strategy on Export Credits underway, and longstanding debate over OECD Arrangement reform deserving of the label inert gas, are the OECD’s...

01 December 2022
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Metals and Mining

Responsible commodities sourcing – not just an issue for the LME

The LME has decided not to ban Russian metals. Is it the right move or tacit recognition that the pressures on commodities markets spawned by war, growing demand for...

10 November 2022

Credit Agricole’s Imad Urf on 30 years in export finance

Imad Urf, head of international trade and transaction banking at Credit Agricole, joined TXF CEO Dan Sheriff to reflect on 30 years spent in export finance, with his...

02 November 2022

TXF Dealmakers Assembly 2022: The takeaways

The TXF Dealmakers Assembly is a new event designed to facilitate networking and deal origination. Last week, the first ever edition was held in Berlin. With geopolitical...

20 October 2022
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Metals and Mining, Power, Renewables

Untied commodity lending: A critical ECA space

The rise of untied lending in the export finance market has been apparent in recent years. But, given the role metals and critical minerals are playing in accelerating...

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...

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