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A tastier dish for investors in trade assets: Will HSBC and AllianzGI make for a better spread?
A tastier dish for investors in trade assets: Will HSBC and AllianzGI make for a better spread?
Katharine Morton
5 June 2019

When the self-styled biggest global provider of trade finance teams up with a large European asset manager to wrap European trade finance assets and lend to institutional investors, it should be a winning combination. But how can HSBC and Allianz Global Investors avoid the pitfalls of the past? TXF spoke to HSBC’s Surath Sengupta and AllianzGI’s David Newman to find out.

Expert briefing: I just don’t see it folks! Why  blockchain consortia may be wrong on trade
Expert briefing: I just don’t see it folks! Why blockchain consortia may be wrong on trade
Markus Ament
4 June 2019

Markus (Maex) Ament is at odds with the private/permissioned route that most blockchain consortia are taking to blockchain in general, and trade and supply chains in particular. He explains how they may be repeating the same mistakes made by the early internet and potentially creating bigger, not smaller, silos.

Guinea mining: DFI/ECA-backed loan boosts bauxite mine project
Guinea mining: DFI/ECA-backed loan boosts bauxite mine project
Aife Howse
3 June 2019

DFI loans and a direct loan from Canada’s EDC have enabled commercial banks to push the tenor on Guinea Alumina Corporation’s greenfield mining project financing.

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RFP responses in for Formosa 2
19 June 2019

Sponsors of the 386MW Formosa 2 offshore wind farm in Taiwan – Macquarie Capital (75%) and Swancor (25%) – received RFP responses from com...

ENGIE-led team to sign Senegalese solar projects next week
19 June 2019

ENGIE, Meridiam and Senegalese sovereign fund FONSIS are set to sign a DFI-backed financing next week for the 30MW Toube and 30MW Kahone solar plants ...

Grasshopper Solar closes $185m acquisition financing
18 June 2019

Canada-based Grasshopper Solar has closed on $185 million of five-year senior debt from sole lender Deutsche Bank to finance the acquisition of a port...

Milan Metro Line 5 debt repriced
18 June 2019

The Metro 5 consortium – comprising FS Italiane, Astaldi, Ansaldo STS, Azienda Trasporti Milanesi, Alstom and Hitachi Rail Italy – has neg...

Duqm vehicle eyes $10bn petchem project financing
18 June 2019

Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Company (DRPIC), a state-owned joint venture between Oman Oil Company and Kuwait Petroleum International, i...