TXF Africa 2019
Bringing together the leaders of export, commodity & project finance in the region, we discuss the continent's continual need for infrastructure financing to the latest technologies in the agri world.
In the latest edition of law firm Sullivan & Worcester's Trade Finance Breakfast Seminars, partners Geoffrey Wynne, Mark Norris, Marian Boyle and Sam Fowler-Holmes provide a legal update on a gamut of pressing regulatory issues including the UK's Modern Slavery Act, Article 55 and Bail-In, and international sanctions regimes.
At TXF's Export, Agency and Project Finance conference in Rome last month, delegates collaborated in a group exercise aimed at forecasting the future of the industry. Brought to you by Bowman & Poole, here are the resultant illustrations that depict a) the key drivers of change within the industry, and b) the future scenarios in which it might find itself.
Earlier this week, South Africa's state-operated power electricity firm, Eskom, signed a $1.34 billion loan with the African Development Bank (AfDB). The funds will be used for the company's general capital expansion, which includes new power plants, maintenance and refurbishment of generation, transmission and distribution facilities.
Earlier this month, the Italian drilling company Saipem closed a €667 ($740 million) million GIEK-backed buyer's credit facility to finance the purchase of equipment and services from Norwegian exporters within the offshore oil & gas technology sector.
The past month of June has been a busy time for TXF, with two of our landmark conferences – TXF Rome and TXF London – blazing their way into the market and both proving to be resounding successes. But it has also been a time of great disappointment for me and colleagues, with the UK population voting to leave the European Union (EU).
TXF has joined forces with YellowWood Adventures to afford TXF subscribers discounted rates for adventure travel tours through Ethiopia’s iconic mountain ranges.
On the sidelines of TXF's Export & Agency Finance conference in Rome, Max Thompson caught up with STX France's head of financing and treasury, Jean-Philippe Neau, to find out more about the shipbuilders multi-billion, multi-year debt plan. The interview ranges from the growing shipping market, the Harmony of the Seas's maiden voyage, and how the shipyard leverages its cash flow with such a busy order book.
Australia's Hornsdale Wind Farm secured financing with a club loan of A$173.5 million from KfW IPEX-Bank and Société Générale for the project’s second stage of construction. The expansion will double the capacity of the wind farm from 100 to 200MW, as pressure builds from the Australia Capital Territory (ACT) to reach the state’s target of deriving100% of its power needs from renewable energy sources by 2020.
Following the UK’s surprise vote to leave the EU, EXX Africa's Robert Besseling assesses the probable impact such a departure would have on African trade, investment, and security policy. In this special report, Besseling analyses the impact of an eventual ‘Brexit’ on three of the UK’s most important African markets: South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya.
TXF is delighted to announce our new foray into the world of aviation with the launch of Ishka!