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Export finance faces ‘uncertain’ 2017, says CC Solutions
Export finance faces ‘uncertain’ 2017, says CC Solutions
Lucy Palfreeman
19 December 2016

The forecast for 2017 is uncertain but, according to Francisco Anzola of CC Solutions, the export finance market cannot let speculation influence its direction.

Time for a final gasp for US power’s zombie gencos?
Time for a final gasp for US power’s zombie gencos?
Tom Nelthorpe
16 December 2016

Some US merchant power plants have lurched from one crisis to another since they were built and financed a decade and a half ago. Despite the twin threat of low gas prices and ever-higher renewables capacity, can a market redesign rescue them one last time?

EBRD and EIB to back gas project "linked to mafia"
16 December 2016

SACE, Simest agree North Sea Link financing
16 December 2016

EBRD earmarks financing for green energy in Kazakhstan
16 December 2016

What does the Trump Administration mean for US Ex-Im?
What does the Trump Administration mean for US Ex-Im?
Max Thompson
15 December 2016

Last week Congress rejected an amendment that would allow US Ex-Im to function without a full board. However, the news that senator Richard Shelby – who has blocked new nominations to the board – has termed out as senate banking committee chairman bodes well for the ECA, as a new pro-Exim replacement is set to start on 3 January.

ECAs to help finance $7bn Expo 2020 Dubai project
14 December 2016

Top takeaways from TXF Middle East
Top takeaways from TXF Middle East
Hesham Zakai
13 December 2016

Last month TXF was delighted to welcome a host of international trade, export and project finance experts to its inaugural Middle East conference. The forum discussed and debated the trade and investment landscape across the region, from changes in debt levels and new forms of financing to geopolitical challenges and exciting frontier markets. Here are some of the key "takeaway" points from the event.

ECAs fuel Mozambique LNG project amid IMF caution
ECAs fuel Mozambique LNG project amid IMF caution
Max Thompson
12 December 2016

ECAs are to offer guarantees for two LNG projects in Mozambique, as commercial lenders watch closely to see how talks progress between the government and the IMF before committing to the project.

ELZ Finance: The EBRD and MIGA target bond guarantees
ELZ Finance: The EBRD and MIGA target bond guarantees
Tom Nelthorpe
12 December 2016

Credit enhancement on the Elazig hospital PPP financing shows how bonds could help emerging markets projects take off.

India Exim boosts Ghana's infra push amid election race
India Exim boosts Ghana's infra push amid election race
Max Thompson
9 December 2016

Last month, India Exim provided loans to finance the construction of a railway line, sugarcane development, and irrigation system in Ghana.The deal closed in the run up to the presidential elections, which finish this week, as foreign investors warm up to the positive economic prospects of the West African country.

Does Jordan still need oil shale power, and does oil shale need international lenders?
Does Jordan still need oil shale power, and does oil shale need international lenders?
Tom Nelthorpe
7 December 2016

Estonian and Chinese technology – and Chinese financing – will be crucial to a financing in a niche fossil fuel sector.

EDC and Hungarian Exim finance Indonesian power project
6 December 2016

OCI’s Iowa Fertilizer restructuring buys a little time – and opens door to a sale
OCI’s Iowa Fertilizer restructuring buys a little time – and opens door to a sale
Tom Nelthorpe
5 December 2016

Dutch-listed fertiliser producer OCI has completed a tender for $147 million of the bonds issued by its Iowa Fertilizer project. The tender, for a series of bonds that were due to mature in December 2019, is designed to give the long-delayed project breathing room to reach operations, but it may allow OCI to exit its troubled investment quicker than planned.

China Exim may finance $4.9bn rail link with Uganda
5 December 2016

Lotte Chemical Corp closes first ECA deal amid government probe
Lotte Chemical Corp closes first ECA deal amid government probe
Max Thompson
2 December 2016

Lotte Chemical Corporation sealed its first ECA-backed loan in October after the $1.59 billion transaction was initially put on hold due to an ongoing government investigation into the group, says a banker who worked on the deal.

WFW advises on refinancing of Peruvian refinery
2 December 2016

BNDES: A graveyard of unfinished work left in its wake
2 December 2016

EBRD, MIGA unveil unique financing model for Turkish hospital
1 December 2016

Kexim rolls out reforms to tackle shipping woes
Kexim rolls out reforms to tackle shipping woes
Max Thompson
30 November 2016

South Korean state-run banks Kexim and KDB are currently trimming the fat as part of efforts to "reform" themselves and cut internal costs after over exposure to the country's tanking shipbuilding sector.

Kexim agrees financing for Jordan wind power project
24 November 2016

WFW advises EBRD and Piraeus Bank on Greek renewable projects
24 November 2016

China Exim lights Egypt's path from fiscal deficit
China Exim lights Egypt's path from fiscal deficit
Max Thompson
23 November 2016

This year Egypt has made significant cuts to fuel and electricity subsidies in a bid to make up the government's $10 billion fiscal deficit. China Exim’s recent $757 million loan to finance the construction of new electricity lines across the country should alleviate some pressure.

EBRD loan supports solar power in Jordan
23 November 2016

WFW advises on project financing of Italian hydroelectric plants
23 November 2016

KfW loan supports fourth power plant in Morocco
23 November 2016

ADB and AIIB to co-finance gas project in Bangladesh
22 November 2016

China Exim commits $1bn to Nigeria's railway projects
22 November 2016

ACWA’s Noor: Green bonds, DFIs and concentrating solar
ACWA’s Noor: Green bonds, DFIs and concentrating solar
Tom Nelthorpe
21 November 2016

The COP22 United Nations Climate Change conference in Marrakech last week saw Saudi Arabian developer ACWA sign agreements for three photovoltaic power projects in Morocco. Tom Nelthorpe takes a look at what this means for North African renewable energy.

Perfect 10 Deals of the Year 2018: Please send submissions now
Perfect 10 Deals of the Year 2018: Please send submissions now
Sean Keating
21 November 2016

TXF is open for submissions for its Perfect 10 Deal of the Year Awards 2018. Please help us to help you to ensure your deal is on the system prior to launch of voting in December

IFC: Turkey to attract $28bn investment in renewable energy
21 November 2016

Reliance taps K-sure with 'aggressive' pricing
Reliance taps K-sure with 'aggressive' pricing
Max Thompson
18 November 2016

Despite the global slowdown in the shipping industry, Reliance Industries' recent K-sure-backed facility for the construction of six VLECs was two times oversubscribed by banks. However, one lender highlighted the complex financing structure and the 'aggressive' pricing as two points of contention during the deal.

Argentina's Pampa Energia in talks with ECAs over project financing
17 November 2016

China Exim finances Serbian motorway project
15 November 2016

OPIC to finance green energy projects in India and El Salvador
15 November 2016

EBRD co-launches renewable energy framework for MENA
15 November 2016

IFC, OPIC finance bauxite mine expansion in Guinea
14 November 2016

Vista Ridge Pipeline: From a restructuring to a US water PPP first
Vista Ridge Pipeline: From a restructuring to a US water PPP first
Tom Nelthorpe
11 November 2016

The bank financing for a Texas water pipeline recovers from the loss of its original developer. By Tom Nelthorpe.

The post-Crisis transformation of ECAs
The post-Crisis transformation of ECAs
Max Thompson
10 November 2016

Export credit agencies (ECAs) played a key role in stabilising and preventing a complete drying up of the trade finance market following the financial crisis of 2007. Max Thompson examines how the role and product suites of ECAs have developed since.

The IFC Forests Bond: Growing a market from a small seed
The IFC Forests Bond: Growing a market from a small seed
Tom Nelthorpe
8 November 2016

A first-of-its-kind issue tests out several environmental finance concepts, but more development will be required before bonds become useful to the forestry sector.

EBRD, EDC and OPIC finance Kocaeli hospital in Turkey
8 November 2016

IFC highlights $23trn in green investment opportunities
7 November 2016

Kexim main creditor of Socar's carbamide plant
7 November 2016

NDB may lend with rupee, rand and rubles bonds for green projects
7 November 2016

CEC Africa: Sierra Leone’s first IPP leans on World Bank support package
CEC Africa: Sierra Leone’s first IPP leans on World Bank support package
Tom Nelthorpe
4 November 2016

A Lebanese developer, the UK’s CDC and the World Bank put together a frontier market independent power project template.

China Exim's $45bn support for African projects
4 November 2016

Mozambique set for first large-scale solar power plant
3 November 2016

WFW advises banks on PV plant restructuring
3 November 2016

Euler Hermes backs part of Enercon Canada wind farm deal
3 November 2016

Czech Export Bank ditches Montenegro power plant deal
3 November 2016