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BEST ECA GREEN DEAL OF THE YEAR: Denmark’s EKF backs Chile’s biggest wind farm
BEST ECA GREEN DEAL OF THE YEAR: Denmark’s EKF backs Chile’s biggest wind farm
Connor Lovell
25 April 2016

In burgeoning market for renewable energy in Latin America, last year’s $306 million San Juan project promises to be Chile’s largest wind farm when complete.

BEST ECA AIRCRAFT FINANCING DEAL OF THE YEAR: UKEF and HSBC join for first ever renminbi financing
BEST ECA AIRCRAFT FINANCING DEAL OF THE YEAR: UKEF and HSBC join for first ever renminbi financing
Connor Lovell
25 April 2016

Last year’s pioneering deal from HSBC and UKEF to sign the first ever renminbi financing of an aircraft purchase is TXF’s best ECA Aircraft Financing Deal of the Year.

Green securitisation: harnessing institutional investment

MOST INNOVATIVE ECA FINANCE DEAL OF THE YEAR: Peru’s Lima Metro taps ECA and PPP model
MOST INNOVATIVE ECA FINANCE DEAL OF THE YEAR: Peru’s Lima Metro taps ECA and PPP model
Connor Lovell
22 April 2016

In a pioneering $800 million deal to finance Peru’s Lima Metro, the borrowers successfully structured a joint ECA and Public Private Partnership, to be crowned as TXF’s Most Innovative ECA Deal of the Year 2015.

ADB lending hits record high of $27bn
22 April 2016

Join TXF in supporting AbleChildAfrica
Join TXF in supporting AbleChildAfrica
Jonathan Bell
21 April 2016

Since TXF started, we have tried to help promote our selected charity – AbleChildAfrica (ACA) – by raising money at each of our conferences and other events. We would sincerely like to thank everybody who has donated to this cause – every little helps, and even the smallest amount can make a big difference to these disadvantaged children.

BEST ECA-BACKED SHIPPING FINANCING: RCC taps pathfinder structure for Oasis IV
BEST ECA-BACKED SHIPPING FINANCING: RCC taps pathfinder structure for Oasis IV
Max Thompson
21 April 2016

In a deal that could set a precedent for future cruise ship deals, RCC tapped a innovative financing structure for the construction of Oasis IV by STX France.

JICA set for second tranche of $340m Cairo Metro loan
21 April 2016

NIB buys green bonds to finance eco projects
21 April 2016

BEST AFRICAN ECA FINANCE DEAL OF THE YEAR: Italian lenders venture onto DFI turf with Kenyan dam financing
BEST AFRICAN ECA FINANCE DEAL OF THE YEAR: Italian lenders venture onto DFI turf with Kenyan dam financing
Connor Lovell
20 April 2016

In one of the first non-concessional foreign loans in Kenya, the Itare dam project is set to bring fresh water to 800,000 Kenyans and is our Best African ECA Deal of the Year 2015.

KB Insurance and Natixis agree co-investment deal
20 April 2016

NDB agrees $811m loans for green projects
20 April 2016

BEST ECA FINANCE DEAL OF THE YEAR: Benchmark Beni Suef deal reopens Egyptian ECA market
BEST ECA FINANCE DEAL OF THE YEAR: Benchmark Beni Suef deal reopens Egyptian ECA market
Connor Lovell
19 April 2016

Egypt's energy capacity is set to double following last year's $1.49 billion financing of the Beni Suef power plant as the government moves to end endemic blackouts.

Egypt secures $3.9bn funding for power plants
19 April 2016

MIGA and Fiji agree deals to boost FDI
19 April 2016

IFC finances Myanmar Industrial Port
19 April 2016

BEST DFI/ECA-BACKED DEAL OF THE YEAR: Smile! $315m in financing for African broadband rollout
BEST DFI/ECA-BACKED DEAL OF THE YEAR: Smile! $315m in financing for African broadband rollout
Connor Lovell
15 April 2016

The financing of Smile's $315m 4G broadband rollout will hasten the economic development of no less than four African nations.

BEST AMERICAS ECA FINANCE DEAL OF THE YEAR: Seaborn Networks closes first ECA-backed subsea fibre optic cable deal
BEST AMERICAS ECA FINANCE DEAL OF THE YEAR: Seaborn Networks closes first ECA-backed subsea fibre optic cable deal
Max Thompson
15 April 2016

Seaborn Networks secured an innovative project financing to fund the establishment of high-speed telecommunications infrastructure between US and Brazil.

ECAs propel cruise-ship market boom
ECAs propel cruise-ship market boom
Max Thompson
14 April 2016

Last week, MSC Cruises signed a letter of intent with STX France for the construction of four LNG-powered ships with France's ECA, Coface, backing the $4.5 billion contract. The order is the latest example of ECAs supporting a booming cruise-ship market.

World Bank and AIIB unite on projects

Drill-ships and FPSOs: Time to get back to basics
Drill-ships and FPSOs: Time to get back to basics
TXF project finance analysis
13 April 2016

One country was largely responsible for the emergence of offshore oil services infrastructure as a distinct project finance asset class: Brazil. So, with the Brazilian economy chasing the price of oil down to fresh depths, pain for the sector’s banks and bondholders is likely to be intense.

China Exim in talks over Dubai clean coal plant finance
13 April 2016

SACE and CDP boost Italy trade with Iran
13 April 2016

Kexim to work on Azerbaijani carbamide plant deal
13 April 2016

Engie’s generation sales: end of an era for global IPPs?
Engie’s generation sales: end of an era for global IPPs?
TXF project finance analysis
12 April 2016

European multi-utility Engie announced a swathe of power generation sales on 25 February. The sales cover 13,000 Megawatt (MW) of capacity, as part of what Engie calls the “transformation to reach its ambition to be leader of the world energy transition”.

OPIC seals deal for largest Indonesia wind farm
12 April 2016

AfDB backs Uganda market upgrade
12 April 2016

Telecoms finance looks to serve the hard to reach corners
Telecoms finance looks to serve the hard to reach corners
TXF project finance analysis
11 April 2016

The golden age of telecoms finance did not last far into the past decade; but while it lasted, it dominated financing volumes. Three main types of start-up – mobile networks, fibre-optic cables and satellite telephony – consumed prodigious amounts of capital during the period 1995-2002, propelled by high stock-market valuations and a ready supply of vendor finance from the main equipment manufacturers.

IADB-JICA deal to fund green energy projects
11 April 2016

JBIC and CAF agree green projects credit line
11 April 2016

Satellite financing bounces back with $255m JSAT deal
Satellite financing bounces back with $255m JSAT deal
Max Thompson
8 April 2016

At the end of last month, JBIC signed a $63.75 million loan agreement with JSAT as part of $255 million facility with three Japanese banks for the financing of the Horizons 3e satellite − showing Japan's ECA appetite hasn't wavered since last year's bankruptcy of Australia's satellite company, NewSat.

$6.5tn: The cost of Asia's infrastructure challenge
8 April 2016

Emotional Hochberg thanks exporters for backing Ex-Im
Emotional Hochberg thanks exporters for backing Ex-Im
Dan Sheriff
7 April 2016

President and chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the US (Ex-Im) Fred Hochberg was visibly moved as he addressed US exporters today in the opening speech of the Annual Ex-Im bank conference held in Washington.

EKF to help finance Vestas wind farm in Egypt
7 April 2016

JBIC backs first South Atlantic telecoms cable
JBIC backs first South Atlantic telecoms cable
Connor Lovell
7 April 2016

The Angolan Development Bank has received a $109m from JBIC and SMBC to finance the construction of a submarine fibre optic cable connecting Angola with Brazil. It will the first undersea cable to link Africa and South America directly.

MIGA boosts Eskom's CAPEX power plan
MIGA boosts Eskom's CAPEX power plan
Max Thompson
6 April 2016

At the end of last month, MIGA announced its backing of €698.9 million in loans from two international banks to develop Eskom's power transmission infrastructure in South Africa.

IADB provides $3.8bn to green projects
6 April 2016

Germany courts India with ultra-cheap loan for Nagpur metro
Germany courts India with ultra-cheap loan for Nagpur metro
Connor Lovell
5 April 2016

KfW has signed a €500 million loan to part-finance the construction of the Nagpur Metro. The facility is the biggest promotional loan issued by the bank in a decade and will serve to fortify the growing trade ties between the two countries.

NDB to pour up to $300m into Indian solar projects
5 April 2016

NEXI insures projects of Asian local governments
5 April 2016

Institutions join ECAs in European offshore wind
Institutions join ECAs in European offshore wind
TXF project finance analysis
4 April 2016

The offshore wind sector has welcomed an increasing cast of lenders and investors over the last five years. But the bulk of development and financing activity is confined to two countries - the UK and Germany - with honourable mentions for the Netherlands, Belgium and France.

KfW agrees loan for Indian metro project
4 April 2016

EIB lends India $512m for Lucknow metro
4 April 2016

JBIC and Bancomext agree green projects loan
4 April 2016

AfDB and World Bank boost Africa infrastructure

AfDB set to arrange Kenyan oil pipeline financing
4 April 2016

Atomic diplomacy: EXIAR backs $103m loan to fund Indian nuclear plant
Atomic diplomacy: EXIAR backs $103m loan to fund Indian nuclear plant
Connor Lovell
1 April 2016

EXIAR, Russia’s ECA, has backed a $130m loan to Atomstroyexport to build a nuclear power plant in India. TXF takes a closer look at the state-support behind the world-leading Russian nuclear industry.

ECAs brighten Bangladesh's power plan
ECAs brighten Bangladesh's power plan
Max Thompson
1 April 2016

Earlier this month, Bangladesh sealed a $2 billion credit line from the Export-Import Bank of India for power development in a deal indicative of an exciting new trend for international ECA support in the country.

China Exim and PTA Bank to finance Africa projects
1 April 2016

Chadbourne boosts infrastructure team in South Africa
31 March 2016