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Reasons to be cheerful (in trade, treasury and risk in 2021), part one
Reasons to be cheerful (in trade, treasury and risk in 2021), part one
Katharine Morton
13 January 2021

It’s easy to be gloomy, but a new year is a good point to look to the bright side. Here are some thoughts about why staying in bed for the whole of 2021 will not be the best option for trade, treasury and risk.

Finverity teams up with Abu Dhabi Global Market to boost SCF
18 December 2020

New SCF for the new normal in emerging markets
New SCF for the new normal in emerging markets
Katharine Morton
16 December 2020

In a discussion supported by Finverity, TXF looks at new ways for companies to effectively use digitisation in emerging markets to propel access to financing for sustainable international trade through supply chain finance (SCF).

New SCF for the new normal in emerging markets
New SCF for the new normal in emerging markets
Katharine Morton
11 December 2020

In a discussion supported by Finverity, TXF looks at new ways for companies to effectively use digitisation in emerging markets to propel access to financing for sustainable international trade through supply chain finance (SCF).

The perfect storm: TXF Global Commodity Trade Finance Industry Report 2020
The perfect storm: TXF Global Commodity Trade Finance Industry Report 2020
Aife Howse
18 November 2020

This year’s edition of TXF’s Global Commodity Trade Finance Industry Report has landed, offering a thorough and independent look into the impact of the past 12 months on a sector which has endured a period of unparalleled volatility.

Peabody may be flirting with bankruptcy, says IEEFA
16 November 2020

Trade finance: oiling the wheels of global trade
Trade finance: oiling the wheels of global trade
Jonathan Bell
12 November 2020

Trade finance has many challenges to overcome and the sector knows where it needs to target with this overhaul. Tackling these areas to improve the trade climate will not only bring huge opportunities in trade but also help boost global GDP considerably.

Export finance rolls up its sleeves for business
Export finance rolls up its sleeves for business
Jonathan Bell
28 October 2020

TXF World Fair delegates have embraced private virtual meetings with 6,700+ private meetings arranged so far! Around the virtual conference business is being done across the breadth of the TXF platform. Elsewhere, in the last few days Berne Union members have voted in Michal Ron as the new president, and the largest solar farm in sub-Saharan Africa to date gets Swedish ECA backing.

Credit Agricole CIB transacts with Voith on the Marco Polo Network
27 October 2020

The LIBOR transition: Olam’s SORA-tied loan debut
The LIBOR transition: Olam’s SORA-tied loan debut
Aife Howse
22 October 2020

With the complicated transition away from LIBOR looming at the end of 2021, Olam has secured Singapore’s first club deal pegged to the country’s new Singapore Overnight Rate Average (SORA) benchmark. But not every corporate borrower is as prepared as the Singaporean food and agri-business for the change away from LIBOR, a daily benchmark which has determined interest rates for $250 trillion of debt and derivatives for over 40 years.

GTT to sell infrastructure division to I Squared Capital
19 October 2020

Re-evaluating technology to embrace the new trade agenda
Re-evaluating technology to embrace the new trade agenda
Katharine Morton
12 October 2020

TXF talks to CGI’s Rory Kaplan, senior offering manager for trade and supply chain solutions, Patrick DeVilbiss, director of consulting, trade and supply chain solutions and Colin Zeglen, product manager for trade and supply chain solutions for a reality check on digitisation in challenging times.

Export finance rises bravely to the challenges
Export finance rises bravely to the challenges
Jonathan Bell
30 September 2020

ECAs and export finance activity have been paramount to global trade and project success so far throughout the pandemic. Discussion on the key themes, topics, trends and essential detail are lined up for the TXF Export Finance Virtual World Fair later in October.

Time for a reality check with oil & gas project financings amid Paris Agreement
Time for a reality check with oil & gas project financings amid Paris Agreement
Jonathan Bell
24 September 2020

The focus on the financing of oil & gas projects in light of reducing GHG emissions under the 2016 Paris Agreement has rightly intensified. But there needs to be a realistic discussion on the whole process, as cutting ECA funding will seriously damage many emerging markets. TXF also looks at the recent detailed article on this subject penned by Henri d’Ambrieres of HDA Conseil.

Intra-Asian supply chains to grow significantly says HSBC
Intra-Asian supply chains to grow significantly says HSBC
Jonathan Bell
17 September 2020

The prolonged Covid pandemic is encouraging significant changes in global trade patterns, and according to a recent HSBC survey, Asian corporates are expanding their supply chain footprint throughout Asia. We also look at ways to help reduce the $2-$5 trillion global trade finance gap.

Berne Union: Environment for trade in FY2019 tricky pre-Covid
11 September 2020

ICC launches trade finance advisory group to boost COVID-19 recovery
3 September 2020

SAIC Motor secures Chexim $7.3bn credit line
3 September 2020

19 reasons why Covid will accelerate digitisation in trade
19 reasons why Covid will accelerate digitisation in trade
Jacob Katsman
2 September 2020

Jacob Katsman, co-founder and director of GlobalTrade Corporation, outlines the reasons why the Covid-19 crisis will speed up the digitisation of trade.

19 reasons why Covid will accelerate digitisation in trade
19 reasons why Covid will accelerate digitisation in trade
Jacob Katsman
2 September 2020

Jacob Katsman, director at GlobalTrade Corporation, outlines the reasons why the Covid-19 crisis will speed up the digitisation of trade.

StanChart conducts first blockchain trade in Bangladesh
17 August 2020

TXF Stages for Change 2020: Top takeaways and actions
TXF Stages for Change 2020: Top takeaways and actions
Eavie Burnett
5 August 2020

On 17 July, TXF gathered a diverse group of trade finance professionals to celebrate our female and minority leaders. TXF’s Eavie Burnett highlights a few of the conclusions that were reached.

TXF TV: The Libor transition
TXF TV: The Libor transition
Max Thompson
28 July 2020

TXF’s co-founder Dominik Kloiber is joined by Ashley Mcdermott, a partner at Mayer Brown, and Aida Topcagic, VP for global export finance at JP Morgan to outline the complicated issues surrounding the Libor transition set for 2021, and to raise awareness around future Libor replacements.

Don’t put the brake on Europe-Africa trade relations
Don’t put the brake on Europe-Africa trade relations
Jeff Fallon
23 July 2020

Jeff Fallon, head of client coverage at British Arab Commercial Bank (BACB), explains why keeping Europe-Africa trade relations on course could reap considerable reward for both regions as they emerge from the Covid-19 crisis.

DBS to provide digital trade financing for Infor members
22 July 2020

TXF-ICC Global Survey on Trade Finance 2020
TXF-ICC Global Survey on Trade Finance 2020
Max Thompson
22 July 2020

The 11th edition of the ICC Global Survey on Trade Finance incorporates the views of 346 respondents in 85 countries - from international banks to regional and local banks. And this year, a supplementary survey helped to shed some light on the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on trade flows and trade finance.

S&P examines shift in trade credit since COVID-19 outbreak
15 July 2020

Singapore trade blockchain integrates Shuttle One solution
2 July 2020

Stages for Change: Diversifying management in trade & export finance
Stages for Change: Diversifying management in trade & export finance
Eavie Burnett
1 July 2020

From entry-level hiring and management promotion to ECA and DFI mandates, TXF’s Stages for Change series examines the role the trade and export finance industries must play in challenging racism, sexism, and social injustice.

How much of the $1.5trn trade finance gap can tech bridge?
How much of the $1.5trn trade finance gap can tech bridge?
Max Thompson
29 June 2020

The $1.5 trillion trade finance gap is a heavy burden for SMEs in emerging markets, one which financial institutions have long sought to ease. In partnership with Comarch, TXF hosted a webinar to consider the extent to which technology can bridge this gap.

TXF Global 2020 Export Finance: Virtual event report
TXF Global 2020 Export Finance: Virtual event report
Max Thompson
11 June 2020

As the dust settles after last week’s TXF Global 2020 Export Finance: Virtual event, the findings from the bespoke survey put to e-delegates will continue to surprise and inform the ECA community as much as the conference itself.

Working capital: The current challenge faced by the shipping industry - what, why, and what's next?
Working capital: The current challenge faced by the shipping industry - what, why, and what's next?
Simon Ring
22 May 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has reminded the trade community how paramount the maritime industry is to keeping global supply chains flowing. But will digitisation help lower the significant associated costs with the manual paper-based sector?

Top takeaways from TXF Africa Virtual
Top takeaways from TXF Africa Virtual
Eavie Burnett
6 May 2020

Last week TXF welcomed 700 export and project finance practitioners to our first fully virtual event – TXF Africa 2020, as Covid-19 changes how the trade community engages beyond recognition. But TXF is determined to keep business flowing – and contribute to digitisation in trade.

ICC unveils 2019 trade report with warning about impact of COVID-19
6 May 2020

COVID-19 trade credit losses up to $46bn, says Morgan Stanley
6 May 2020

Africa: Going cold turkey from Chinese infra finance addiction?
Africa: Going cold turkey from Chinese infra finance addiction?
Max Thompson
29 April 2020

China’s president, Xi Jinping, pledged $60 billion in 2018 for African development over the next three years. But will the Covid-19 pandemic and global economic downturn light an early fuse on the time bomb of ‘addictive’ Chinese-style financings in Africa, especially for commodity-linked project debt as commodity prices tumble? Or are critics just out for China again.

Covid-19 Export Finance Survey 2020: Help us, to help you
Covid-19 Export Finance Survey 2020: Help us, to help you
Tom Parkman
8 April 2020

TXF is sounding out bankers and borrowers, importers and exporters, for its Export Finance survey 2020, to garner market sentiment on the real impact of the Covid-19 crisis on ECA finance.

Case study: Maire Tecnimont/KuAzot seals Volgafert urea fertilizer project financing
6 April 2020

Expert briefing: Financial education - train hard to fight easy
Expert briefing: Financial education - train hard to fight easy
Dominic Broom
3 April 2020

Financial services staff and systems are already facing intense pressure amid the Covid-19 pandemic, but no-one knows what the economic effects of locking-down economies for an extended period will be. So what are trade finance banks and businesses throughout global supply chains doing to prepare, train and educate within the market?

EMEA syndicated lending hit hard by COVID-19 crisis
2 April 2020

On financial triage: In viro veritas 3
On financial triage: In viro veritas 3
Katharine Morton
1 April 2020

TXF’s ‘in viro veritas’ series looks at the effects of the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic on trade and export finance. The first in the series was an early stage call to action, the second showed ECAs picking up their activities and this, the third, looks at more a coordinated response from institutions.

Shop talk: Covid-19 – the new ECA and private insurance stress test
Shop talk: Covid-19 – the new ECA and private insurance stress test
Jonathan Bell
29 March 2020

TXF spoke with Valentino Gallo, founding partner at Javalyn Partners, an independent structured asset management firm that specialises in infrastructure and trade finance, to discuss the real impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the trade and export finance market.

Commodity finance report 2019: Structured deal volume drops by nearly half
Commodity finance report 2019: Structured deal volume drops by nearly half
Max Thompson
25 March 2020

Overall volumes of global commodity finance fell by 16% in 2019 compared to 2018, according to the full-year TXF 2019 Commodity Finance Report, while structured commodity finance plummeted to nearly half the volume of the previous year. Max Thompson reviews the drivers behind these low figures, as well as the most active regions and sectors across the commodity finance space.

Trade finance expected to take big volume hit
11 March 2020

Women investing in women: A diverse ecosystem for trade
Women investing in women: A diverse ecosystem for trade
Eavie Burnett
11 March 2020

On 8 March, men and women across the world celebrated International Women’s Day. This week, TXF’s Eavie Burnett takes a closer look at the vital role women and other minority groups play in the sphere of global trade.

Expert briefing: Has the US-China trade war found peace?
Expert briefing: Has the US-China trade war found peace?
James Burgess
9 March 2020

James Burgess, head of commercial for London and UK South East region at Atradius takes a look at the latest developments in the tit-for-tat US-China trade war, and asks whether 2020 will mark the end of trade war fears?

Coronavirus and global trade: In viro veritas?
Coronavirus and global trade: In viro veritas?
Katharine Morton
26 February 2020

The new coronavirus, Covid-19, is shining a light on just how connected global trade is to the world’s second largest economy. TXF takes a look at how China will officially support its trade and we ask whether global ECAs need to be taking note. ‘Think Global, Act Local’ may be apt for world trade and the response to the disease.

S&P releases European offshore wind report
20 February 2020

S&P releases European offshore wind report
20 February 2020

Commodity finance: Traders stir up the funding mix
Commodity finance: Traders stir up the funding mix
Aife Howse
18 February 2020

The commodity trade finance funding mix is evolving. Growing regulation, the rise of alternative funds and all things ESG have contributed to the decline in deal volume in 2019. But are traders being transparent enough about their deals? And will bank-fund hybrid loans form a happy marriage?