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India’s Reliance on ECAs
India’s Reliance on ECAs
Max Thompson
13 June 2016

During TXF’s Export, Agency and Project Finance conference in Rome last week, Max Thompson caught up with senior vice president of Reliance Industries Vineyesh Sawhney to find out how important ECA support is to India’s largest conglomerate.

China Exim continues to woo Ethiopia with $500m industrial park loan
China Exim continues to woo Ethiopia with $500m industrial park loan
Helen Reid
13 June 2016

China Eximbank is advancing a $500 million loan to Ethiopia towards the construction of an industrial park in Adama, in the latest rapprochement between the two countries.

Export financiers look to Africa and Middle East for new opportunities in slowing market
Export financiers look to Africa and Middle East for new opportunities in slowing market
Helen Reid
10 June 2016

The export and project finance community has its say on the biggest issues in their market in our audience survey at TXF's Export, Agency and Project Finance conference in Rome.

ADB approves "historic" first cofinancing with AIIB
10 June 2016

NIB launches bond to fund green projects
10 June 2016

MIGA can provide guarantees for Southern Gas Corridor project
9 June 2016

Japanese megabanks swing behind controversial $3.42bn Batang power plant
Japanese megabanks swing behind controversial $3.42bn Batang power plant
Connor Lovell
8 June 2016

After four years of delay, the $4 billion Batang power project has been given the green light from Japanese financiers. But the environmental and social cost of Indonesia’s largest coal power station continues to rankle campaigners.

First EBI EFSI operation in Austria is agreed
8 June 2016

ECA borrower interview: Cambridge Industries
ECA borrower interview: Cambridge Industries
Oliver Gordon
6 June 2016

Samuel Alemayehu, managing director at Cambridge Industries, tells Ollie Gordon about the Africa-focused clean energy firm’s approach to ECA finance.

JBIC agrees $3.4bn loan for Indonesian coal station
6 June 2016

DFIs warn Egypt rule change will delay all renewable deals
DFIs warn Egypt rule change will delay all renewable deals
Max Thompson
3 June 2016

Earlier last month, the Egyptian government tweaked its contract terms to exclude the option of international arbitration for financiers of renewable energy deals. Development banks, major lenders for these types of deals, met with officials last week to discuss the issue which is delaying funding to a large scale wind farm and solar energy projects in the North African country.

IFC to finance Argentine sustainable energy projects
3 June 2016

IIC and Proparco help finance El Salvador solar power plant
3 June 2016

China Exim in $1bn loan for Ethiopia business park
3 June 2016

Egypt signs consortium financing for new wind farm
Egypt signs consortium financing for new wind farm
Max Thompson
2 June 2016

Egypt has partnered with GDF Suez, Toyota and Orascom to build a 250 MW wind farm, the project is part of a government push to hit 4.3 giga watt (GW) of wind and solar projects by the end of next year.

Brazilian government slims down BNDES to aid private lenders
Brazilian government slims down BNDES to aid private lenders
Connor Lovell
1 June 2016

Bloated state development bank BNDES is to be slimmed down by the government in order to boost commercial lenders in the Brazilian infrastructure market.

SACE reveals 91% rise in claims for Q1
SACE reveals 91% rise in claims for Q1
Max Thompson
1 June 2016

Italian ECA SACE this week announced the value of claims hit €130.8 million in the first quarter results of 2016 - up 91% on the same period last year. SACE says the significant increase reflects compensations paid for Italian supplies in the shipping and the metallurgy sector.

NDB to issue first yuan-denominated bonds
1 June 2016

Standard Chartered and USAID boost Zambia’s power grid
1 June 2016

Development agencies pledge $149m for Costa Rican wind projects
Development agencies pledge $149m for Costa Rican wind projects
Max Thompson
31 May 2016

GME, Central America's leading wind energy company, has tapped three international development agencies, FMO, Proparco, and OeEB for $149 million in long-term financing to build four 20-MW wind farms in Costa Rica.

Kexim and KDB undercapitalised as Korean shipyards head for the rocks
Kexim and KDB undercapitalised as Korean shipyards head for the rocks
Connor Lovell
31 May 2016

Facing a liquidity drought, the state-owned lenders to Korea’s embattled shipyards are in need of recapitalisation if they are to support restructuring in the industry. But bailout plans have worried the IMF and may put Korea on the wrong side of WTO state aid rules.

SACE backs exports for Oman petrochemical project
31 May 2016

FMO, Proparco, OeEB finance Costa Rica wind projects
31 May 2016

Carbon Holdings seals OPIC financing deal
31 May 2016

BSTDB and Austria development bank agree loan
31 May 2016

Descending in a blaze of glory: TXF Rome is almost here
31 May 2016
TXF

First Quantum signs new $1.8bn loan with improved financial covenants
First Quantum signs new $1.8bn loan with improved financial covenants
Jonathan Bell
30 May 2016

Mining company First Quantum Minerals has completed a new $1.8 billion term loan and revolving credit facility with its core relationship banks that gives it revised financial covenants and an extended amortisation schedule.

AIIB and EIB to renew project cooperation
30 May 2016

Korean shipyards limp on with K-sure-backed $221 million loan to BW LPG
Korean shipyards limp on with K-sure-backed $221 million loan to BW LPG
Connor Lovell
26 May 2016

The order for four very large gas carriers from Hyundai Heavy Industries is riding on the coat tails of a decade of expansion for Korea’s shipbuilders. But concerns about overcapacity are hitting the order books.

TXF Rome 2016: Two weeks to go
26 May 2016
TXF

EBRD finances natural gas projects in Kazakhstan
26 May 2016

IFC helps finance Axion's $1.5bn plant expansion
26 May 2016

TXF Data Update: 59% drop in number of ECA deals in Q1 2016
TXF Data Update: 59% drop in number of ECA deals in Q1 2016
Max Thompson
25 May 2016

The total number of ECA deals taking place in the first quarter of 2016 has more than halved compared to Q1 of 2015, while deal volume is down 12%. TXF's Q1 data clearly reveals larger but fewer deals are taking place, but the question on everyone's mind is what's driving this dramatic drop in the number of deals in the market?

UK's first China-backed offshore wind farm gets go-ahead
25 May 2016

Jokowi shows he means business in Indonesian Power
Jokowi shows he means business in Indonesian Power
TXF project finance analysis
24 May 2016

The size of the target – 15, 35 or 43 gigawatts (GW) – is open to dispute, but there is less argument about whether the Indonesian government is serious about its plans to add power capacity at a fast rate. The country’s administration, led by President Joko Widodo (or Jokowi for short), has been in office since October 2014, and has already managed to spur some progress in Indonesia’s notoriously sclerotic independent power sector.

Last call for Export Finance Best in Class votes

CAF and KFW agree geothermal projects financing
24 May 2016

Brazilian biomass firm seeks loan from IFC

India Exim agrees line of credit for Iran's Chabahar port
23 May 2016

ICIEC set to invest in Indonesia
ICIEC set to invest in Indonesia
Max Thompson
20 May 2016

The Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC), part of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB), is ready to invest in projects in Indonesia after it signed an agency agreement yesterday with PT AsuransiAsei Indonesia at the IsDB's 41st annual meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia.

MoU could see KDB fund Brisbane rail tunnel
20 May 2016

AIIB ready to invest in Russian and ASEAN projects
20 May 2016

Kexim and Philippines agree loan for Panguil Bay Bridge
19 May 2016

KfW IPEX finances French green energy projects
19 May 2016

Islamic corporation ready to invest in Indonesia
18 May 2016

World Bank loan rules to stress long-term effects
17 May 2016

Norwegian Cruise Line closes $498m deal for ultra-luxury vessel
Norwegian Cruise Line closes $498m deal for ultra-luxury vessel
Connor Lovell
16 May 2016

Italian shipbuilding continues to boom with last month’s ECA-backed loan for a new vessel from Fincantieri.

Malaysia Exim supports UK energy project
16 May 2016

IFC's Scaling Solar initiative set to brighten sub-Saharan Africa
IFC's Scaling Solar initiative set to brighten sub-Saharan Africa
Max Thompson
13 May 2016

Two out of three people lack access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa, but a new initiative, Scaling Solar, rolled out this week by the World Bank group aims to bridge this gap by supporting investments to build low cost, large-scale solar plants throughout the region.

EBRD arranges financing for Polish wind farm extension
13 May 2016