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Finacity facilitates supplier finance program
Finacity facilitates supplier finance program
Dalia Gebrial
11 September 2014

Finacity corporation (Finacity), the receivables finance company, has assisted the closing and funding of an $80 million supplier finance company on behalf of a US company.

Natixis and SMBC combine for MEASAT deal
Natixis and SMBC combine for MEASAT deal
Dalia Gebrial
11 September 2014

Natixis and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) have acted as joint financial advisers on a $225 million deal, closed by MEASAT International (South Asia) Ltd, to fund the construction and launch of MEASAT’s satellite, MEASAT-3b (M3b).

BNY Mellon predicts London and Singapore will emerge as RMB hubs
BNY Mellon predicts London and Singapore will emerge as RMB hubs
Dalia Gebrial
11 September 2014

In a recent report produced by BNY Mellon, the bank believes that London and Singapore could become key offshore renminbi (RMB) payments centres alongside Hong Kong by 2020.

Misys launches new suite of programmes
Misys launches new suite of programmes
Dalia Gebrial
11 September 2014

Misys, the financial software provider, has just launched Misys Connect, a suite of programmes designed to give customers direct access and links to cross-functional teams and expertise.

AfDB approves  loans for vital infrastructure projects
AfDB approves loans for vital infrastructure projects
Dalia Gebrial
10 September 2014

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved three loans, totalling $256 million, in infrastructure, water, sanitation and health.

Falcon hires risk management team
Falcon hires risk management team
Dalia Gebrial
10 September 2014

Falcon Group, the alternative financier, has established a new team dedicated solely to risk management.

Croatian bus company receives EBRD loan
Croatian bus company receives EBRD loan
Dalia Gebrial
10 September 2014

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has signed a €4.5 million ($5.8 million) loan to aid the modernisation of urban transport in the central Croatian city of Sisak.

Ryanair places order for up to 200 new Boeing aircraft
Ryanair places order for up to 200 new Boeing aircraft
Dalia Gebrial
9 September 2014

Airline says US Ex-Im reauthorisation uncertainity had no bearing upon order.

Finacity expands global client coverage
Finacity expands global client coverage
Dalia Gebrial
9 September 2014

Finacity Corporation (Finacity), the receivable finance company, has appointed David Viney in a move to expand its global client coverage.

ABN AMRO recruitment drive continues in Asia
ABN AMRO recruitment drive continues in Asia
Dalia Gebrial
8 September 2014

The Dutch state-owned bank, ABN AMRO, has launched an Asian corporate finance advisory business. The move comes as part of an attempt to build its range of wholesale banking services for Energy, Commodities & Transportation (ECT) clients.

JB's weekly round up - 08 September 2014
JB's weekly round up - 08 September 2014
Jonathan Bell
8 September 2014

Last week saw TXF broadcast a lively discussion on the future for export finance.

Russia looks eastward as Western sanctions intensify
Russia looks eastward as Western sanctions intensify
Dalia Gebrial
5 September 2014

As Western governments blacklist more of Russia’s key companies over the conflict in Ukraine, Russia has accelerated its initiative to build alternative trade relationships in Asia.

Euler Hermes UK appoints BExA deputy chair to senior underwriter role
Euler Hermes UK appoints BExA deputy chair to senior underwriter role
Dalia Gebrial
5 September 2014

Euler Hermes UK has appointed Guillaume Simonnet as new senior regional commercial underwriter.

Turkish electronics company receives EBRD loan
Turkish electronics company receives EBRD loan
Dalia Gebrial
3 September 2014

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has signed a €50 million ($65.7 million) loan to Turkish consumer electronics and white goods producer Vestel Elektronik.

EBRD loan for Belarusian mineral water producer
EBRD loan for Belarusian mineral water producer
Dalia Gebrial
2 September 2014

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has signed a €10 million loan ($13.1 million) to the Minsk Soft Drink Plant, the leading mineral water producer in Belarus.

Deutsche appoints new head of GTB and TF/CMC in Japan
Deutsche appoints new head of GTB and TF/CMC in Japan
Dalia Gebrial
2 September 2014

Deutsche Bank has appointed Peter Massion as head of global transaction banking (GTB) and head of trade finance and cash management corporates (TF/CMC) in Japan. The move, which was effective as of the 1st of September, comes as part of Deutsche Bank’s attempt to strengthen its influence in the rapidly growing region.

EDC provides Mexico’s Cinépolis with $11million loan
EDC provides Mexico’s Cinépolis with $11million loan
Dalia Gebrial
15 August 2014

Export Development Canada (EDC), the Canadian export credit agency (ECA), is providing $11million worth financing for Mexican theatre operator Cinépolis Group. The move comes as part of a wider attempt by the group to take advantage of the growing Latin American movie market, which has seen an 80% increase in box office revenues between 2009-2013.

ABN AMRO bolsters commodities operations team in Asia
ABN AMRO bolsters commodities operations team in Asia
Dalia Gebrial
15 August 2014

Dutch bank ABN AMRO has added three new sector heads to its commodities operation team in Asia, in a bid to extend its focus in the region.

XL Group strengthens trade receivables insurance team
XL Group strengthens trade receivables insurance team
Dalia Gebrial
14 August 2014

The global insurance company, XL Group (XL), has made several new appointments in its offices in both the UK and the US in order to bolster its trade receivables insurance (TRI) underwriting capabilities. These appointments include Jennifer Papadimitriou in London, and Paul C. Haigley III, Aaron Rutstein and Agatha Liberatore in the US.

EIB agrees loans for renewable energy projects in South Africa
EIB agrees loans for renewable energy projects in South Africa
Dalia Gebrial
13 August 2014

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has secured deals with the South African state-owned energy provider Eskom and the Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA) to build two 100MW Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plants in the Northern Cape. The deals are part of the EIB’s long-standing initiative to support renewable energy investment.

SunGard to manage risk activities for Egyptian bank
SunGard to manage risk activities for Egyptian bank
Dalia Gebrial
13 August 2014

Faisal Islamic Bank (FIB) of Egypt has partnered with SunGard Financial Systems in a bid to modernise its risk infrastructure. The move comes in response to mounting pressure from the Central Bank of Egypt on FIB to comply with international risk management standards.