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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...

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, Manufacturing & equipment

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....

11 March 2021

Greensill: SCF and insurance industry fallout

How can - or should - the SCF industry distance itself from the fast evolving situation at Greensill Capital? Is more transparency needed? For sure. How should the credit...

14 September 2020

Almaty Ring Road: Great expectations

The Almaty Ring Road PPP financing is a major achievement for Kazakhstan. But are estimations of its impact beyond meeting the project’s objectives too high?

13 July 2020
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Renewables

Seagreen: A taste of offshore wind to come

The recent debt raising for the 60% merchant Seagreen offshore wind project gives a taste of what debt and equity recipe fully merchant offshore wind financing will...

07 July 2020
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Oil & gas

NLNG 7: A hybrid progression

Nigeria LNG's Train 7 hybrid debt raising is the first multi-sourced corporate financing for a project in the LNG sector. So how much of a progression is it beyond NLNG's...

13 May 2020
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Oil & gas

Stuck in the great oil game!

The oversupply of crude oil coupled with the massive fall in demand due to Covid-19 has led historically low prices. What is the impact of this and who are the winners...

09 December 2019

Perfect 10 Deals of the Year 2019: Voting now open

TXF has opened voting for its Perfect 10 Deal of the Year Awards 2019. Please cast your vote on tagmydeals.com to have your say on this year’s most landmark export and...

19 November 2019
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Oil & gas

JTB: Gas finance with a twist

Pertamina EP Cepu's recent Jambaran-Tiung Biru project financing was a first on many levels for Indonesian oil and gas, setting benchmarks for multi-sourcing debt and...

04 November 2019

Finding the sweet spot on trade digitisation and working capital management

Are corporate treasuries, fintechs and banks missing a trick on cross border working capital optimisation and what will the next five years hold? TXF's roundtable...

16 October 2019

Never write off Turkey

Turkey has long been the European comeback king of trade and project borrowing. And against all the economic odds, the cost of debt in both markets appears to be falling...

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