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Mercuria’s European refi: The end of costly 'Covid-19 premiums'?
Mercuria’s European refi: The end of costly 'Covid-19 premiums'?
Aife Howse
27 July 2020

Mercuria sealed tight pricing on its European RCF refinancing despite sounding out banks in the midst of the pandemic. The deal signed when other investment grade commodity-linked borrowers were hit with more hefty ‘Covid-19 premiums’.

TXF-ICC Global Survey on Trade Finance 2019
TXF-ICC Global Survey on Trade Finance 2019
Max Thompson
22 July 2020

The 11th edition of the ICC Global Survey on Trade Finance incorporates the views of 346 respondents in 85 countries - from international banks to regional and local banks. And this year, a supplementary survey helped to shed some light on the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on trade flows and trade finance.

Shop talk: EIB ups impact finance ingenuity
Shop talk: EIB ups impact finance ingenuity
Elsa Fucile
20 July 2020

Guido Clary, head of Slovenia and Western Balkans unit at EIB, outlines the DFI’s response to the Covid-19 crisis and explains how its new impact financing initiative, a gender-tied project loan facility via UniCredit Serbia, works.

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BNP Paribas halts new commodity trade finance deals amid EMEA review
5 August 2020

BNP Paribas has halted new commodity trade finance deals while it reviews its involvement in the business in Europe, Middle East and Africa.The French...

BI Energia develops 1.8GW Brazilian offshore wind portfolio
5 August 2020

BI Energia, a Brazilian-Italian company, is on course to develop an offshore wind portfolio of just under 1.8GW on the coast of Brazil, after the comp...

Adani Green Energy out to banks for project debt
4 August 2020

Adani Green Energy is sounding out banks for $1 billion of short-term project finance debt. The India-based renewables developer is targeting a three-...

Banja Luka-Prijedor motorway PPP signing delayed
4 August 2020

Chinese company Shandong Hi-Speed Group Corporation has delayed financial close of its Banja Luka-Prijedor motorway PPP in Bosnia and Herzegovina due ...

New head of commercial finance for Bank Leumi UK
3 August 2020

Roy Shilo has been appointed head of commercial finance for Bank Leumi UK. His new role at the bank encompasses trade finance services and products fo...