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Brazilian LNG-to-power: BNDES bears GNA cash brunt – again
Brazilian LNG-to-power: BNDES bears GNA cash brunt – again
Max Thompson
5 February 2020

BNDES’ heavy involvement in the GNA II liquefied natural gas (LNG)-to-power project funding mix contrasts its bid to leave more room for private investors in large-scale project financings in Brazil. So when will such projects be dealt the card of pure commercial bankability?

Keynote: SERV’s CEO thinking outside the box
Keynote: SERV’s CEO thinking outside the box
Katharine Morton
3 February 2020

What does being a modern ECA mean? Peter Gisler, CEO of SERV has strong views on the Swiss ECA’s ability to be proactive, flexible and to think outside the proverbial box of options available. Nonetheless, it isn’t always an easy path. Gisler shares his thoughts with TXF.

Keynote: Deutsche’s Schmidt – from export financier to ‘project manager’
Keynote: Deutsche’s Schmidt – from export financier to ‘project manager’
Katharine Morton
30 January 2020

Werner Schmidt, Deutsche Bank’s new head of structured trade and export finance discusses how he sees his role morphing given the increasing complexity and longer lead times of many large deals. Is it still fun?

TXF Originals

Malawi launches RFQs for hydro project
14 February 2020

Malawi Public Private Partnership Commission (PPPC) has launched Request for Pre-qualifications (RFQs) for the 350MW Mpatamanga hydropower project in ...

Noor Midelt I solar scheme seals DFI-backed loan
14 February 2020

Sponsors of the 800MW Noor Midelt I CSP/PV project in central Morocco – EDF (35%), Masdar (30%), Green of Africa (10%) and Masen (25%) – h...

Habbitts jumps to Green Giraffe
13 February 2020

Stirling Habbitts has joined the London office of Green Giraffe to work on advisory deals, after working for over three-and-a-half years as a senior r...

Faro back for more bonds in Brazil
13 February 2020

UK-based Faro Energy is said to be already planning an up to BRL150 million ($34 million) follow-up to the BRL15 million 10-year sustainable bond it p...

Bahrain Steel to improve pricing on $400m refi
12 February 2020

Iron pellet producer Bahrain Steel is sounding out its existing pool of lenders to refinance its $400 million facility early. The refinancing is said ...