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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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Taiwan reduces offshore wind auction rounds
7 August 2020

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs’ Bureau of Energy and Industrial Development Bureau held its second public consultation about the isla...

Kazak healthcare EoIs due for advisory role
6 August 2020

The deadline for expressions of interest (EoIs) from prospective advisers to assist Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Healthcare on the priority project ...

Laughlan Waterston and Tom Waterhouse change roles at SMBC
6 August 2020

Laughlan Waterston, head of energy and natural resources at SMBC in London, will shortly be moving to Dubai to take up the position of head of corpora...

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...