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Russian corporates stay cool, calm and collected amid crisis
Russian corporates stay cool, calm and collected amid crisis
Aife Howse
22 June 2020

While some European commodity-linked corporates are tapping into expensive, short-term debt to boost their liquidity amid the Covid-19 pandemic, many Russian traders and producers are confidently going ahead with general syndicated loans that were in the pipeline even before the crisis.

Ichthys LNG: More of a reprice than refi
Ichthys LNG: More of a reprice than refi
Max Thompson
18 June 2020

One of the world’s largest LNG projects - Ichthys LNG - has just refinanced the original 2012 ECA-backed project debt stapled to the scheme. But for a repricing exercise in the Covid-19 epoch, the margin savings on the ECA portion were better than expected.

Commodity traders feel pricing pinch
Commodity traders feel pricing pinch
Max Thompson
17 June 2020

Trading houses fundraising activities in the Covid-19 epoch have been few and far between, as record-low oil prices and an increase in the cost of trade debt impact the number of commodity finance transactions globally.

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Turkstream ECA/DFI-backed loan responses due next month
14 July 2020

The partially ECA/DFI-backed debt financing for the completed Turkstream gas pipeline project, which started operations in January, is out to banks. T...

ViA15 still waiting on Tracéwet decision
13 July 2020

The GelreGroen consortium is awaiting legal approval for its €1.2 billion ViA15 motorway project in the Netherlands from the Council of State bef...

Moody's upgrades PG&E suppliers
10 July 2020

The emergence of PG&E from bankruptcy has ended the uncertainty over whether it would honour PPAs signed with a range of power suppliers. Moody&rs...

Verizon adds to ECA-backed tally
10 July 2020

Verizon Communications has closed on two ECA-backed deals for telecoms equipment totalling $2 billion. The deals are Verizon’s fourth and fifth ...

Cocobod's annual revolver faces uptick in margin
9 July 2020

Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) is in the market to refinance its annual revolving credit facility. The one-year $1.3 billion loan, which closed last Sept...