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Coface backs first ATR aircraft bond
Coface backs first ATR aircraft bond
Hesham Zakai
18 December 2015

Singapore based aircraft lessor, Transportation Partners, has issued a $143.7 million bond guaranteed by French export credit agency (ECA) Coface to refinance 10 ATR turboprop aircraft. The 10-year, floating-rate, bond represents the first Coface-backed bond for an ATR aircraft, as well as the first Coface bond to be privately placed

KfW IPEX provides funds for new Birmingham hospital
18 December 2015

ADB allocates $790M to Azerbaijan energy projects
16 December 2015

Ivory Coast's $778m power grid loan with China Exim
16 December 2015

BPL Global appoints new managing directors
14 December 2015

Banks revealed in Eu1.5bn Carnival financing arranged by KfW IPEX
Banks revealed in Eu1.5bn Carnival financing arranged by KfW IPEX
Jonathan Bell
11 December 2015

KfW IPEX-Bank recently arranged an approximate €1.5 billion ($1.65 billion) export credit agency-backed financing for AIDA Cruises, with the loan being taken by parent Carnival Corporation. Speaking to participants involved in the deal, TXF can reveal that eight other banks came into the transaction.

Cofarco expands its project and natural resources finance team
Cofarco expands its project and natural resources finance team
Jonathan Bell
10 December 2015

Paris-headquartered finance arranger and trade credit insurance broker Cofarco has hired Stephen Dimon to strengthen its project and natural resources finance team

NZCID elects ANZ's Patrick Brockie as chairman
10 December 2015

ADB: Working with South American banks to boost South-South trade
ADB: Working with South American banks to boost South-South trade
Steven Beck
8 December 2015

We're thrilled to welcome Banco Patagonia Argentina into ADB's Trade Finance Program (TFP). As a participating bank, TFP will provide guarantees to Banco Patagonia covering payment risk from Asian banks backing trade (import and export) transactions. In other words, we'll work with the Argentine bank - and the handful of other South American banks already signed up - to support south-south trade between Asia and Latin America.

KfW IPEX finances Royal Caribbean Quantum cruise ships
7 December 2015

China Development Bank hits African fund target
7 December 2015

TXF Asia 2015: Michael Barrow of ADB has high hopes for the AIIB
TXF Asia 2015: Michael Barrow of ADB has high hopes for the AIIB
Jonathan Bell
4 December 2015

Michael Barrow discusses the ADB's recent growth in the private sector across all forms of infrastructure and explains why the AIIB is a welcome addition to the market.

US industry buoyant following formal reauthorisation of US Ex-Im
US industry buoyant following formal reauthorisation of US Ex-Im
Jonathan Bell
4 December 2015

After over five months of political wrangling in the US House of Representatives and the Senate, the Export-Import Bank of the United States (US Ex-Im) has finally and formally secured reauthorisation. The move is a major boost for US industry which has been hampered in many major overseas export contracts and projects while US Ex-Im has been unable to approve new financial support.

Sinosure backs Transnet in $6.6bn China-South Africa trade deal
3 December 2015

Ashurst boosts Singapore resources and infrastructure team
2 December 2015

Banks boost Latin American green energy bonds

SACE supports $800m deal for Peru metro line
1 December 2015

US Fed interest hike to cause further commodity woes
27 November 2015

Egypt’s EEHC taps Afrexim-led syndi loan for Canadian gas turbines
Egypt’s EEHC taps Afrexim-led syndi loan for Canadian gas turbines
Oliver Gordon
26 November 2015

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has led a $525 million syndicated loan for the Egyptian Electricity Company (EEHC) to fund the import of gas turbines from Canada.

Record bankruptcy fears over Spain's Abengoa
26 November 2015

China wants investment firm to fund projects in Europe
25 November 2015

CEOs from MIGA and Ethiopian Airlines join TXF African event

China offers $10bn in infrastructure loans to South-East Asia
23 November 2015

Is your employer needlessly Putin’ off investment in Russian infrastructure?
Is your employer needlessly Putin’ off investment in Russian infrastructure?
Guest Contributor
17 November 2015

When asked to write an update on Russia, my initial thought was, why? Surely it is clear to everyone? But the more I thought about it, the more I realised just how confused the current environment is. And so, having been given the space to publish my take on events, I realised I could contribute to shedding some light on the murk – or possibly just add to the confusion.

Rabobank and Atradius DSB combine for wind farm project financing in Finland
Rabobank and Atradius DSB combine for wind farm project financing in Finland
Jonathan Bell
16 November 2015

Rabobank and export credit insurer Atradius Dutch State Business (Atradius DSB) have combined to help arrange project financing for two onshore wind farms in Finland. Project sponsors are Yard Energy and Maas Capital (a subsidiary of ABN AMRO). The turbines are designed, manufactured and assembled by Lagerwey of the Netherlands.

UKEF backs $800m Azerbaijan wastewater plants deal
13 November 2015

Kuwait sovereign fund adds $500m to Russia investments
11 November 2015

SMBC and Mizuho sign export credit financing for Azerbaijan’s Azercosmos
SMBC and Mizuho sign export credit financing for Azerbaijan’s Azercosmos
Jonathan Bell
11 November 2015

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe (SMBCE) and Mizuho have arranged and signed a €132 million ($142.7 million) loan facility with the Azerbaijan state-owned satellite operator Azercosmos, for the Azersky satellite system. The export credit financing is backed by French export credit agency Coface.

MUFG led club signs $1.63 billion loan for the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline Company
MUFG led club signs $1.63 billion loan for the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline Company
Jonathan Bell
10 November 2015

An international bank group led by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s (MUFG) banking arm, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU), has signed a term loan facility for the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline Company (BTC Co) of up to $1.63 billion. This transaction follows the successful pre-payment of additional project finance facilities for BTC in September 2015.

BTMU opens Islamic finance business in Dubai
29 October 2015

Financing signed for Uzbek fertiliser plant with strong JBIC support
Financing signed for Uzbek fertiliser plant with strong JBIC support
Jonathan Bell
26 October 2015

An export credit financing agreement totalling ¥69.24 billion ($563.2 million) has been signed by international banks and Japanese agencies to fund the importation and construction of a new fertiliser plant in Uzbekistan by Navoiyazot, an Uzbek chemical manufacturer. A substantial portion of the overall financing is being funded directly from Japan’s JBIC.

MIGA provides first guarantees to Nigerian gas sector supporting Seven Energy
MIGA provides first guarantees to Nigerian gas sector supporting Seven Energy
Jonathan Bell
26 October 2015

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) is to provide financial guarantees to a Seven Energy International subsidiary in Nigeria against the risk of expropriation. This involvement by MIGA is the agency’s first engagement in Nigeria’s gas sector.

A happy marriage of convenience
A happy marriage of convenience
Oliver Gordon
20 October 2015

At the end of September, US multinational General Electric signed a cooperation agreement with Britain’s export credit agency, UK Export Finance. The MoU could oversee up to $12 billion of support for new UK investment and exports out of the UK. TXF caught up with GE’s UK & Ireland CEO, Mark Elborne, and GE export-finance head, Guto Davies, along with UKEF’s new chief executive, Louis Taylor, to find out more about this historic agreement.

SACE signs landmark €1 billion credit line for major UAE projects
SACE signs landmark €1 billion credit line for major UAE projects
Jonathan Bell
20 October 2015

Italy’s export credit agency, SACE, has signed two agreements with the United Arab Emirates for project development in the Emirates – and coupled with this is an umbrella framework €1 billion credit line supporting Italian exports of goods and services.

Emerging markets face challenge in funding roads and bridges
16 October 2015

AfDB approves trade facilitation loan for UniBank Ghana
16 October 2015

Korea Eximbank to finance Azerbaijan carbamide plant
16 October 2015

Voting opens for TXF awards
14 October 2015

TAG’s top 5 dealmakers
TAG’s top 5 dealmakers
Oliver Gordon
13 October 2015

TXF recently caught up with the five most prolific dealmakers on tagmydeals to find out a little bit about them, their favourite deals from the first half of 2015, and their outlooks for the next six months. These top taggers cover a broad spectrum of trade financing industries – including export finance, structured commodity finance and project finance – and provide crucial, on-the-ground insight into what the market looks like from the perspective of those actively putting the deals together.

Supporting SME transactions
Supporting SME transactions
Matthias Wietbrock
12 October 2015

Annual business volumes of many insurers and banks are more often than not driven by project finance and large corporate loan transactions. However, when looking at the number of transactions,

ECA innovations – the Finnvera example
ECA innovations – the Finnvera example
Topi Vesteri
12 October 2015

Finland’s Export Guarantee Act was amended in September 2014 to enable export credit agency (ECA) Finnvera to grant guarantees also to large companies in Finland for their industrial investments.

Angola – MIGA case study
Angola – MIGA case study
Noureddin Ennaboulssi
12 October 2015

Military refuse, abandoned railroad networks, vehicles, mining equipment: What to do with the remnants of civil war? In Angola, a company insured by MIGA is turning them into the core material for critical infrastructure.

Electricity transmission - Zambia case study
Electricity transmission - Zambia case study
Karl-Oskar Olming
12 October 2015

With 96% of its rural population living without electricity, Zambia is in great need for transmission and distribution lines to reach new regions and villages. In this case EKN’s guarantee enabled the financing

Renewables finance
Renewables finance
Jan Vassard
12 October 2015

The valley on the shores of the saline Lake Turkana in northern Kenya is sometimes described as extraterrestrial. The area is a desert, dry and sparsely populated, mostly by nomadic tribes. Occasional dwarf

TXF launches African export finance conference
12 October 2015
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K-sure and Korea Eximbank back ship deal
6 October 2015

Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement finally reached
Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement finally reached
Jonathan Bell
5 October 2015

After five years of negotiations, agreement has been reached today in Atlanta on the far-reaching Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. The TPP – an agreement between the United States, Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim nations - is the largest regional trade agreement in history.

Hapag-Lloyd secures $372 million Korean ECA-backed finance for new ships
Hapag-Lloyd secures $372 million Korean ECA-backed finance for new ships
Jonathan Bell
2 October 2015

Shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has signed a $372 million finance facility agreement with a syndicate of international banks backed by South Korean export credit agencies (ECAs). The funds will be used for the long-term financing of five 10,500 TEU new-built container vessels and to support liquidity reserves.

Russia sanctions and trade finance: time to update procedures
Russia sanctions and trade finance: time to update procedures
Matthew Oresman
29 September 2015

Sanctions on Russia and Crimea have introduced additional regulatory and commercial considerations for companies engaging in business transactions with certain parties in Russia and Ukraine. These sanctions continue to evolve regularly, and the US, EU, and other countries are working to ensure that existing provisions have sustained impact.

GE and UKEF sign landmark proactive export finance framework
GE and UKEF sign landmark proactive export finance framework
Jonathan Bell
25 September 2015

General Electric (GE) and the UK’s export credit agency UK Export Finance (UKEF) have signed a landmark cooperation framework agreement that could see up to nearly $12 billion worth of support for new UK investment and exports from the UK.