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07 February 2023
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Infrastructure, Oil & gas

Angola: Solving the funding puzzle with ECA debt

Angola is amid an economic revival, with interest rates and inflation falling even as sub-Saharan Africa falls into crisis. As it diversifies, the southern African nation...

03 February 2023

DRC mining gets a boost with ECA and agency involvement

Recent copper and cobalt mine development financings in the DRC by EKN and SEK from Sweden and African development bank TDB are likely to act as encouragement to other...

31 January 2023

Still Live: Global Export Finance Survey 2023

TXF's industry leading Global Export Finance Survey provides the benchmark for sentiment in the industry in 2023. It's already showing some interesting early trends....

25 January 2023
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Power

When will sub-Saharan Africa be able to properly see the light?

Approximately 600 million people in Africa have no access to electricity. In a continent with considerable potential for energy natural resource development – both...

11 January 2023

Janus: Forecasting a bumpy, but manageable, ride

Exporters, banks and insurers are going to be impacted by future uncertainties and driven by past problems. What does 2023 trade and export finance look like from the...

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...

02 December 2022
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Agri/Soft Commodities

The sugar market: pitfalls in supply lie ahead

The sugar market is suffering from a decade of underinvestment, despite growing consumption of sugar as both a food and a fuel. With fresh sources in limited supply,...

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...

22 November 2022

Financial inclusion in trade: How to improve accountability

We're building bridges for digital trade and trade finance. But where is the map to hold us accountable? By Michael Vrontamitis, deputy chair and member of the board of...

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...

06 October 2022
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Renewables

Zarafshan: More than a pilot for Uzbek onshore wind

Zarafshan is designed to be a pilot for the feasibility of onshore wind in Uzbekistan. Its size, and the support of commercial lenders, suggest the market is evolving...

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...

05 September 2022
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Power

Keynote: Linde’s Bruch on headaches, hard choices and hydrogen

TXF spoke with Gernot Bruch, global head of export & project financing at Linde Engineering, the world’s largest industrial gas company, to discuss export strategy in the...

01 September 2022

Inside track: copper, credit and China

China is responsible for half of global copper demand. In this article we hear from traders who provide key insights on the recent case of the disappearance of almost...

25 August 2022
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Metals and Mining

Trade structuring and recovery principles

Murali Subramanian, non-executive director and member of the risk, audit and compliance committees at Banca Romana de Credite (BRCI), outlines the importance of the four...

10 August 2022

TXF APAC: Rebranding Commodity Finance and Natural Resources

With only five weeks to go until TXF APAC: Commodity Finance and Natural Resources in Singapore, here’s some of the highlights that attendees can look forward to, and why...

01 August 2022

Expert briefing: Which African sovereigns are most likely to default?

Robert Besseling, CEO of PANGEA-RISK, looks at possible default scenarios for the next five years in Africa

20 July 2022

Summer steps forward for US and global trade digitisation: Prepare to swoon?

Is the temperature dial turning on global trade digitisation with the latest moves in the US for UCC amendments that can be adopted at a state level? How is this moving...

18 July 2022

EDC's Lavery on the need to speed OECD Arrangement reform

At TXF Global in Lisbon, TXF caught up with Mairead Lavery, CEO at EDC to outline the challenges and opportunities for Canadian exporters looking to tap into ECA support...

14 June 2022
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Infrastructure, Power

Is Term SOFR the new dollar Libor?

The global project finance market looks set to replace one forward-looking dollar benchmark interest rate with another. Is Term SOFR effectively USD Libor with a new lick...

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