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23 January 2024
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Manufacturing & equipment, Renewables

H2 Green Steel Boden: Long on ambitions, low on emissions

H2GS was founded by Vargas in 2020 and launched in 2021. Three years later it has finalised funding for the world’s first green steel mega project. How? By being open to...

19 January 2024
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Chemicals/Petrochemicals, Power, Renewables

Is Mexico about to turn the private sector project pipeline on again?

With President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) set to depart office in June, private sector appetite for Mexican projects is already beginning to make a comeback.

08 December 2023
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Renewables

US offshore wind: There's trouble at mill

Hiccups or long-term project stasis – can the US offshore wind market overcome the cost increases dogging its troubled birth?

18 August 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

Export finance H1 2023: A rising tide lifts all boats

TXF Intelligence has published its market overview for export finance across the first six months of 2023. The story is simple: export finance is well-set for a...

19 July 2023

Build it, but will they come? Thumbs up for new UK Electronic Trade Documents Act 2023

As the UK Electronic Trade Documents Bill is enacted into law, with a start date in two months’ time, will the ‘build it they will come’ approach work for trade...

18 May 2023
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Oil & gas

Different paths

Are multilateral development banks (MDBs) and export credit agencies (ECAs) pulling in the same direction when it comes to energy transition? The PR says they are – the...

15 March 2023

Masdar and Acwa's Stans stampede

The Stans are beginning to look like a renewables double-act for Masdar and ACWA Power, with a host of utility-scale project agreements signed across the region over the...

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...

19 December 2022
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Agri/Soft Commodities, Metals and Mining

Veridapt is revolutionising digitised commodities monitoring and management

TXF talks with Veridapt co-founder and chief technology officer Sean Birrell about the expansive role the company is taking in the monitoring of energy, agriculture, and...

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...

12 August 2022

MDB capital adequacy report: A mixed reception

The G20 mandated independent review of multilateral development banks’ (MDB) capital adequacy frameworks is out and has some key recommendations that could significantly...

29 June 2022

In the leafy month of June: A blockchain yikes for bank financing of SME trade?

Blockchain was heralded and hyped as a great hope for SMEs accessing trade finance. Now, with a couple of failures of prominent solutions, questions are being asked....

30 May 2022

Digitising trade credit insurance

Ben Heaney, CEO of credit insurance e-trading platform Dialogue, shines the spotlight on the progress of digitally transforming the insurance side of the credit insurance...

15 March 2022
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Power

Green hydrogen just got more pricing friendly

The impact of the war in Ukraine on gas prices may cut years off the gestation originally predicted for the development of a global green hydrogen market – and with it,...

08 March 2022
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Oil & gas, Power, Renewables

DFI cooperation – a future casualty of war?

From the balance sheet to the boardroom, the implications for some DFIs and supranationals from Putin’s invasion of Ukraine are more than just indirect hits from...

17 January 2022
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Agri/Soft Commodities

Canal Sugar Company: On-lend to blend

The multi-currency financing for the Canal Sugar Project, a scheme that combines land reclamation for a farm roughly three times the size of Luxembourg with a beet...

27 October 2021

Giddiness and stoicism on world trade and ESG at ITFA

The masks came off as building resilience in world trade and ESG ran in tandem at ITFA’s in person annual event in Bristol.

13 September 2021

ITFA’s Edwards on rising to the challenges of trade digitisation and ESG

The International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA) is grabbing the digitisation and ESG agenda and TXF talks to Sean Edwards, ITFA’s chair in the runup to the...

28 July 2021

SCF reforms shelved in wake of Greensill inquiry

A UK parliamentary inquiry into the Greensill Capital debacle has concluded the trade fund’s demise does not justify regulatory reforms to the wider supply chain finance...

12 April 2021
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Power, Renewables

Uzbekistan ups power project pipeline

Uzbekistan looks set to deliver some significant CCGT and renewables financings over the next 12 months, and a strong project pipeline for beyond the end of the year....