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JB's industry blog: Rome, Exim and the latest deals
JB's industry blog: Rome, Exim and the latest deals
Jonathan Bell
2 February 2016

We are delighted to announce that our annual June export and agency finance jamboree will this year be taking place in the Eternal city. TXF Rome 2016 will take place at the Waldorf Cavalieri on the 9th and 10th June. You can see what we’ve got planned and who is confirmed here.

Iran mining attracts $10 billion
2 February 2016

ADB offers financial help in Pakistan power sector
2 February 2016

IFC to inject $200m into Myanmar Industrial Port modernisation
1 February 2016

Infrastructure project bidding war heats up
28 January 2016

Protecting your investments in Iran
Protecting your investments in Iran
Ali Darzi
26 January 2016

Ali Darzi, founder and principal of Iran Foreign Investment Consultants (IranFIC), discusses the cover available for foreign investments in the Persian country.

Indonesia wants $1bn AIIB funding for 4 projects
25 January 2016

IsDB signs environmental MoU with UN
22 January 2016

Project finance lawyer Gregory Smith joins DLA Piper
21 January 2016

Enel seals project finance deal with Sinosure and Bank of China
21 January 2016

RCC taps Germany’s shipping CIRR for $1.54bn ECA deal
RCC taps Germany’s shipping CIRR for $1.54bn ECA deal
Max Thompson
21 January 2016

Germany is one of the world's top five shipbuilders, and in recent years Angela Merkel’s government has been looking at a number of ways to push the nation up that table.

Exporters’ Choice Awards 2015 winners announced
Exporters’ Choice Awards 2015 winners announced
Oliver Gordon
20 January 2016

TXF has announced the winners of the 2015 Exporters’ Choice Awards. Only three banks and three export credit agencies (ECAs) have qualified for the award.

MIGA backs $900m Nigeria power project
20 January 2016

India's YES BANK seals MoU with London Stock Exchange
20 January 2016

IFC in deal to help set up record solar power plant in India

IDC supports Ivory Coast in issuance of $244 million sukuk

EBRD finances regional expansion of PKP Cargo with €100 million loan
15 January 2016

Bank club signs ONDD-backed Ghana port deal
Bank club signs ONDD-backed Ghana port deal
Max Thompson
15 January 2016

Five European banks have teamed together to fund a ‎€174.4 million ECA-backed loan agreement with Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) to fund the second, and final, expansion of the Takoradi port.

2016 – The year of monkey business
2016 – The year of monkey business
Jonathan Bell
15 January 2016

As we drive into 2016, some fundamental issues are hitting the market. This latest blog looks at shipping, oil, and Iran and assesses what influences they may be having within trade and project finance.

Greece's Diana Shipping seals China Exim loan
13 January 2016

MIGA guarantees Vietnam hydropower project loan
13 January 2016

Japanese ECAs break the Ice with geothermal financing
Japanese ECAs break the Ice with geothermal financing
Max Thompson
12 January 2016

Japan has historically been a major manufacturer of geothermal turbines, boasting a 70% global market share. But an export credit agency (ECA)-backed deal closed last month has allowed Iceland access to this famous Japanese expertise for the first time in its history.

Seaborn Networks seals $500m funding for Seabras-1
11 January 2016

FMO leads loan to build Myanmar telecom towers
11 January 2016

Chinese firm kicks off Ethiopian football stadium plans
8 January 2016

Japan's Mitsui helps seal $2.3bn Oman power project deal
5 January 2016

MIGA provides guarantee for Sirajganj 2 power plant in Bangladesh
MIGA provides guarantee for Sirajganj 2 power plant in Bangladesh
Jonathan Bell
1 January 2016

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) is providing guarantees to back loans by Standard Chartered Bank and Siemens Bank to North-West Power Generation Company, a state-owned power generation utility in Bangladesh.

Banks and JBIC combine for $345m in loans to Diamond LNG Shipping
Banks and JBIC combine for $345m in loans to Diamond LNG Shipping
Jonathan Bell
1 January 2016

Japanese banks and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) have signed loans under co-financing agreements totalling ¥41.6 billion ($345 million) for the purchase of liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers by Diamond LNG Shipping.

Year in review: export finance
Year in review: export finance
Oliver Gordon
27 December 2015

Oliver Gordon, TXF’s News Editor, picks his favourite export credit finance stories from 2015.

Sinosure backs deal for Pakistan electric group
23 December 2015

Russia's Sovcomflot seals $340m deal for Arctic tankers
23 December 2015

EBRD seals financing for Polish wind farm
21 December 2015

 SG appoints global head of infrastructure finance
SG appoints global head of infrastructure finance
Jonathan Bell
21 December 2015

Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) has appointed Hervé Le Corre as the new global head of infrastructure finance. He will be based in Paris and take up the position from 4 January 2016.

Orpic signs contracts for Oman’s $6.4bn Liwa plastics complex
Orpic signs contracts for Oman’s $6.4bn Liwa plastics complex
Jonathan Bell
18 December 2015

Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) has signed agreements to build, operate and finance the $6.4 billion Liwa Plastic Industries Complex (LPIC) in Oman. TXF can reveal the breakdown of the financing details - so far, more than 16 local and international bank and financial institutions and export credit agencies have committed to the overall debt financing.

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