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ECAs and the once elusive SME: Hunting the Snark?
ECAs and the once elusive SME: Hunting the Snark?
Katharine Morton
25 February 2021

What has Covid meant for ECAs and their ability to attract smaller companies? How are ECAs responding to the needs of these new clients and how are they broadening their financing partners? Once the pandemic imperative is over, will those smaller businesses be back for more? TXF talks to four ECAs about their experience with SMEs – and finds out things may have changed for good.

Smile Telecoms: Debt restructuring in the balance
Smile Telecoms: Debt restructuring in the balance
Max Thompson
22 February 2021

Smile Telecoms is awaiting one lender’s vote in support of its ECA debt restructuring plan, alongside creditors approval for $51 million of new money from shareholders. However, if the lender holds out against the deal, the UK courts could force the African telecom company to accept the existing terms of the plan - or if it fails completely the company will go bust.

Danske Commodities: Green is the new grey
Danske Commodities: Green is the new grey
Aife Howse
19 February 2021

TXF spoke with Tor Mosegaard, head of European power trading at Danske Commodities, to discuss the Danish energy trading house’s role in accelerating the energy transition, having last year signed a 15-year PPA to offtake electricity from the world's largest offshore wind farm - Dogger Bank A and B in the UK.

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Pietropoli takes over as global infra and power finance head at UniCredit
5 March 2021

UniCredit has appointed Matteo Pietropoli (currently head of CEE Financing) as head of Global Infrastructure and Power Project Finance (IPPF), succeed...

Uzbek Solar 2 RFP deadline delayed
5 March 2021

The deadline for RFPs for two solar PV projects in Uzbekistan - the 200MW Kattakurgan solar PV plant in Jizzakh and 200MW Gallaorol solar PV plant in ...

CopperString 2.0 sounding out bank appetite
4 March 2021

CuString, initial sponsor on the CopperString 2.0 high voltage transmission network project in Queensland, is said to be sounding out commercial bank ...

Maldives progresses funding for renewable energy scheme
3 March 2021

The debt package backing a $107 million renewable energy project in the Maldives is progressing. The project involves four components, including the p...

Valle del Cauca 5G pulls record bidding numbers
3 March 2021

The tender for the Valle del Cauca 5G highway project (Cali-Palmira Access) in Colombia has pulled in a record eight bids according to Agencia Naciona...