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JBIC and Deutsche Bank provide loans for Oldendorff Carriers
JBIC and Deutsche Bank provide loans for Oldendorff Carriers
Dalia Gebrial
21 November 2014

The Japanese Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) has co-financed two buyer’s credit agreements with the Tokyo branch of Deutsche Bank for German drybulk ship operator, Oldendorff Carriers (Oldendorff).

India’s Reliance Jio signs oversubscribed syndicated loan
India’s Reliance Jio signs oversubscribed syndicated loan
Dalia Gebrial
20 November 2014

India’s largest provider of telecom tower infrastructure, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL), has signed syndicated term loan facilities amounting to $1.5 billion with a club of 26 international banks.

US Ex-Im signs MoU to support clean energy exports to India
US Ex-Im signs MoU to support clean energy exports to India
Dalia Gebrial
19 November 2014

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (US Ex-Im), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with chairman KS Popli of the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), which will explore options for using up to $1 billion to finance the sale of US clean energy exports to India.

EDC loan for Concordia Healthcare acquisitions
EDC loan for Concordia Healthcare acquisitions
Dalia Gebrial
19 November 2014

Canada’s export credit agency (ECA), Export Development Canada (EDC), is to provide two loans, totalling to $22.5 million, to Oakville-based Concordia Healthcare Corporation (Concordia).

SBI to provide Adani Mining with credit facility for Queensland mine
SBI to provide Adani Mining with credit facility for Queensland mine
Dalia Gebrial
19 November 2014

India’s largest lender, the State Bank of India (SBI), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Adani Mining - the Australian subsidiary of the logistics, energy and agribusiness company, Adani Enterprises - to provide a trade credit.

Mercuria signs heavily oversubscribed Asia RCF
Mercuria signs heavily oversubscribed Asia RCF
Dalia Gebrial
18 November 2014

Swiss-headquartered, energy trading company Mercuria Energy has signed a $1 billion Asia-centric revolving credit facility (RCF), with the deal seeing an oversubscription of more than 60% above the initial launch amount.

Mercuria signs heavily oversubscribed Asia RCF
Mercuria signs heavily oversubscribed Asia RCF
Dalia Gebrial
18 November 2014

Swiss-headquartered, energy trading company Mercuria Energy has signed a $1 billion Asia-centric revolving credit facility (RCF), with the deal seeing an oversubscription of more than 60% above the initial launch amount.

Euler Hermes appoints new CEO for DACH region
Euler Hermes appoints new CEO for DACH region
Dalia Gebrial
17 November 2014

Euler Hermes, the trade credit insurance company, has appointed Michael Diederich as its new CEO for operations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (the DACH region). He will take up the role at the beginning of 2015, pending regulatory approval.

BAML makes regional US appointment within  global trade and supply chain team
BAML makes regional US appointment within global trade and supply chain team
Dalia Gebrial
17 November 2014

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) has appointed Yafen Field to lead their global trade and supply chain finance business in the Pacific Northwest of the USA.

EBRD and EIB provide loan for Moldovan railway company
EBRD and EIB provide loan for Moldovan railway company
Dalia Gebrial
14 November 2014

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced it is providing a €52.5 million ($65.58 million) loan to state-owned Moldovan railway company, Calea Ferată din Moldova (Calea Ferată).

Japanese banks and ECAs sign to finance Indonesian LNG project
Japanese banks and ECAs sign to finance Indonesian LNG project
Dalia Gebrial
14 November 2014

Japanese export credit agencies and commercial banks have teamed to arrange the Japanese portion of the financing for the construction of the Donggi-Senoro LNG (DSLNG) project in Indonesia.

China commits to  Silk Road infrastructure fund and also pushes the landmark AIIB
China commits to Silk Road infrastructure fund and also pushes the landmark AIIB
Dalia Gebrial
13 November 2014

China has announced that it is keen to move swiftly with the development of the Silk Road infrastructure fund (Silk Road Fund) - a potential financing mechanism that would help to further integrate, both physically and economically, the markets of Central and South Asia with China.

IFC provides financing package as concern grows for trade flows with Ebola affected countries
IFC provides financing package as concern grows for trade flows with Ebola affected countries
Dalia Gebrial
13 November 2014

As containment measures continue to restrict production and trade channels, concern is mounting when it comes to trading with countries affected by the Ebola epidemic, as well as the region at large.

MIGA backs Santander loan for São Paulo transport project
MIGA backs Santander loan for São Paulo transport project
Dalia Gebrial
12 November 2014

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) is providing guarantees to Banco Santander on a $300 million loan. Risk of the non-honouring of sovereign financial obligations will also be covered for a term of 12 years.

Ince & Co announces international leadership reshuffle
Ince & Co announces international leadership reshuffle
Dalia Gebrial
12 November 2014

The international commercial law firm, Ince & Co, has appointed Paul Herring as its new chairman and Jan Heuvels as international senior partner.

Shell awards Standard Chartered with RMB mandate
Shell awards Standard Chartered with RMB mandate
Dalia Gebrial
12 November 2014

Standard Chartered bank has been awarded with a global renminbi (RMB) mandate to support oil company Shell’s domestic business in China.

RMB hub in Canada enhances trade relations with China
RMB hub in Canada enhances trade relations with China
Dalia Gebrial
12 November 2014

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) has authorised the Canadian branch of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) to serve as a renminbi (RMB) clearing bank in Canada.

Shell awards Standard Chartered RMB mandate
Shell awards Standard Chartered RMB mandate
Dalia Gebrial
12 November 2014

Standard Chartered bank has been awarded with a global renminbi (RMB) mandate to support oil company Shell’s domestic business in China.

First Wind secures funding from BayernLB for second project in Texas
First Wind secures funding from BayernLB for second project in Texas
Dalia Gebrial
11 November 2014

The independent US-based renewable energy company, First Wind, has obtained $254 million in financing for its South Plains wind project in Floyd County, Texas.

Equinox Global expands team in France
Equinox Global expands team in France
Dalia Gebrial
10 November 2014

Equinox Global (Equinox), the Lloyd’s cover holder specialising in trade credit insurance, has appointed Vladimir Malenic to its team in France, which recently moved into a new central Paris office.

EBRD and Proparco team to fund Jordan solar plant
EBRD and Proparco team to fund Jordan solar plant
Dalia Gebrial
10 November 2014

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and French development finance institution (DFI), Proparco, have teamed to provide loans totalling $100 million for the construction of three solar photovoltaic generation plants in Jordan.

Pole Star launches compliance product for management of maritime risk
Pole Star launches compliance product for management of maritime risk
Dalia Gebrial
10 November 2014

The global provider of maritime tracking, monitoring and security software, Pole Star, has launched PurpleTRAC – a new product that allows banks, commodity trading companies, marine financers and insurers to manage their exposure and mitigate the possibility of involvement with a vessel at risk of sanctions non-compliance, money laundering or terrorist financing.

SACE looks to increase activity in Kazakhstan
SACE looks to increase activity in Kazakhstan
Dalia Gebrial
10 November 2014

Italian export credit agency (ECA), SACE, has announced that it is examining €500 million ($620 million) worth of new projects in Kazakhstan.

Nigerian telecoms provider secures loan facility from IFC and banks
Nigerian telecoms provider secures loan facility from IFC and banks
Dalia Gebrial
7 November 2014

Africa’s largest independent mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider, IHS Holding Limited (IHS), has secured a $600 million loan facility from a club of commercial banks, as well as the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

China Exim signs major credit facility with CALC
China Exim signs major credit facility with CALC
Dalia Gebrial
7 November 2014

The independent aircraft operating lessor, China Aircraft Leasing Company (CALC), has signed a RMB 10 billion ($1.63 billion) credit facility with China’s export credit agency, the Export-Import Bank of China (China Exim).

EIB provides first ever loan to Azerbaijan
EIB provides first ever loan to Azerbaijan
Dalia Gebrial
7 November 2014

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €25 million ($31.2 million) loan to promote small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Azerbaijan.

JBIC and BTMU provide loan for Kusakabe India
JBIC and BTMU provide loan for Kusakabe India
Dalia Gebrial
7 November 2014

Japan’s export credit agency (ECA), the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) has agreed to co-finance a $3 million loan with the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) for a Japanese SME company working in India.

PrimeRevenue and UbiQ join forces for Turkey and the Middle East
PrimeRevenue and UbiQ join forces for Turkey and the Middle East
Dalia Gebrial
6 November 2014

The supply chain finance providers, PrimeRevenue and UbiQ Innovations (UbiQ), have announced a new strategic partnership, arranged to help deliver working capital finance solutions to Turkey and the Middle East.

US Ex-Im reveals strong performance in key sectors for fiscal 2014
US Ex-Im reveals strong performance in key sectors for fiscal 2014
Dalia Gebrial
6 November 2014

The US export credit agency (ECA), the Export-Import Bank of the United States (US Ex-Im), has unveiled its performance, total authorisations and the value of US exports it has supported in the 2014 fiscal year (FY).

Afreximbank to introduce mobile payment platform
Afreximbank to introduce mobile payment platform
Dalia Gebrial
5 November 2014

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced that it is working to introduce a mobile payment platform to support intra-African trade and payments.

EBRD loan to support Egyptian SMEs
EBRD loan to support Egyptian SMEs
Dalia Gebrial
4 November 2014

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has extended a $30 million credit line to the National Bank of Egypt (NBE) to support the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Egypt.

US Ex-Im guarantees loan for transmission towers export to Canada
US Ex-Im guarantees loan for transmission towers export to Canada
Dalia Gebrial
3 November 2014

The US export credit agency (ECA), the Export-Import Bank of the United States (US Ex-Im), has guaranteed a $21 million revolving loan facility by Cadence Bank to Jyoti Americas.

HKMA designates seven offshore RMB banks
HKMA designates seven offshore RMB banks
Dalia Gebrial
3 November 2014

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) has designated seven banks as primary liquidity providers (PLPs) for the offshore renminbi (RMB) market in Hong Kong (i.e. the CNH market).

Credit Suisse mandated as lead for Ethiopian Railway financing
Credit Suisse mandated as lead for Ethiopian Railway financing
Dalia Gebrial
31 October 2014

Credit Suisse has been mandated by the Ethiopian government as the coordinating commercial facility arranger and export credit agency facility lead arranger for an $865 million financing package to fund the development of part of the country’s railway infrastructure - the Awash-Weldia/Hara Gebeya Railway Project.

Egypt’s Carbon Holdings in talks with UAE over Petrochems complex
Egypt’s Carbon Holdings in talks with UAE over Petrochems complex
Dalia Gebrial
31 October 2014

Egyptian oil and gas company, Carbon Holdings, is understood to be in negotiations with the UAE government over a potential $400 million investment in the Tahrir Petrochemical Complex project.

ECA financing roundtable: export finance in 2019 and beyond
ECA financing roundtable: export finance in 2019 and beyond
Dalia Gebrial
31 October 2014

A panel of industry experts explore the key issues impacting the export finance market now and in the future. Topics covered include the impact of Basel III on export finance pricing and provision; the role for the capital markets; export finance as a product for category 0 borrowers; how to improve the export finance experience for end-users; the crisis in Russia; the global shortfall in large projects, and the pipeline for ECA deals.

JBIC credit line to support Japanese SME investment in Indonesia
JBIC credit line to support Japanese SME investment in Indonesia
Dalia Gebrial
31 October 2014

The Japanese export credit agency (ECA), the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), has signed a credit line with SMFL Leasing Indonesia (SMFLIN), an Indonesian subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company (SMFL).

MIGA selects new Europe head
MIGA selects new Europe head
Dalia Gebrial
31 October 2014

The political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), has appointed Elena Palei as its new regional head of Europe.

UKEF makes first move into the Sukuk market
UKEF makes first move into the Sukuk market
Dalia Gebrial
30 October 2014

The UK export credit agency (ECA), UK Export Finance (UKEF), expects to bring its first guaranteed Sukuk transaction to market in the New Year. The economic secretary to the treasury, Andrea Leadsom MP, made the announcement at the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) in Dubai.

Freeport LNG project secures financing from JBIC and Japanese banks
Freeport LNG project secures financing from JBIC and Japanese banks
Dalia Gebrial
30 October 2014

Japanese export credit agency (ECA), the Japan Bank for International Co-operation (JBIC) has, with a club of Japanese banks, signed a loan for FLNG Liquefaction (FLIQ1).

NIB local currency loan for Polish wind farm
NIB local currency loan for Polish wind farm
Dalia Gebrial
28 October 2014

Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has signed a PLN67.5 million ($20.4 million) loan with Energa, the Polish electricity company.

Bolero appoints Barclays director to its senior team
Bolero appoints Barclays director to its senior team
Dalia Gebrial
28 October 2014

Bolero International (Bolero), the trade documentation software specialist, has appointed Maria Malinowska as director of financial institutions.

 Turkey’s Aklease secures SACE-backed ING loan
Turkey’s Aklease secures SACE-backed ING loan
Dalia Gebrial
27 October 2014

Turkish leasing company, Ak Finansal Kiralama (Aklease) has signed a €30 million ($38 million) six year loan with ING, backed by SACE, the Italian export credit agency (ECA).

Martin Knott joins RBS as head of trade from BAML
Martin Knott joins RBS as head of trade from BAML
Dalia Gebrial
27 October 2014

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has appointed Martin Knott as its new head of trade for global transaction services (GTS).

Finacity appoints new board director
Finacity appoints new board director
Dalia Gebrial
27 October 2014

Finacity Corporation (Finacity), the receivables finance company, has appointed Judith Schrecker as its new board director.

JBIC and banks provide major loans for Turkmen gas-to-gasoline plant
JBIC and banks provide major loans for Turkmen gas-to-gasoline plant
Dalia Gebrial
27 October 2014

Japanese export credit agency (ECA), the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) has teamed up with a club of Japanese banks to provide three export loans to the government of Turkmenistan for a gas-to-gasoline plant (GTG).

Banks and EKF team to close loan for largest wind farm in the Philippines
Banks and EKF team to close loan for largest wind farm in the Philippines
Dalia Gebrial
24 October 2014

The Philippine geothermal and renewable energy producer, Energy Development Corporation, has signed a $315 million financing agreement with a club of foreign and local banks.

SACE report identifies key problems and opportunities for Italian exports
SACE report identifies key problems and opportunities for Italian exports
Dalia Gebrial
23 October 2014

Italy’s export credit agency (ECA), SACE, has just released its 2014 risk map, analysing the impact of geopolitical instability on Italian businesses over the past year. It also forecasts possible trading opportunities for the next year.

Scorpio Bulkers secures loans from DNB and Korean agencies
Scorpio Bulkers secures loans from DNB and Korean agencies
Dalia Gebrial
21 October 2014

The Monaco and New York-based bulk shipper, Scorpio Bulkers, has secured a loan facility of up to $411.3 million from a group of financial institutions.

Banks and JBIC team to sign loan for Turkmen petrochems project
Banks and JBIC team to sign loan for Turkmen petrochems project
Dalia Gebrial
21 October 2014

Japan’s export credit agency (ECA), Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) has teamed up with a club of commercial banks to arrange financing for the export of Japanese-produced equipment to a petrochemical plant in Turkmenistan.