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BNY Mellon signs trade pact with Helaba and Sparkassen
BNY Mellon signs trade pact with Helaba and Sparkassen
Jonathan Bell
27 August 2014

BNY Mellon has signed a trade processing partnership with Helaba (Landesbank Hessen-Thürigen) and the G25, a group which represents the 25 largest Sparkassen in Germany.

XZERES closes financing with Wells Fargo
XZERES closes financing with Wells Fargo
Dominik Kloiber
27 August 2014

Oregon-headquartered XZERES Corporation, a global clean energy solutions company, has closed a loan agreement with Wells Fargo Bank and strategic investors for total proceeds of $19.9 million.

Deutsche launches new e-trade tools for India
Deutsche launches new e-trade tools for India
Jonathan Bell
26 August 2014

Building on its trade services and profile in India, Deutsche Bank has launched new transaction banking apps on its award-winning Autobahn App Market in India.

BAML publishes Driving Growth in Latin America report
BAML publishes Driving Growth in Latin America report
Dominik Kloiber
26 August 2014

The global transaction services business at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) has published its annual report on the Latin America market, entitled Driving Growth in Latin America. The report includes a series of articles summarising the challenges and opportunities for companies conducting business in the region.

Andy Grisdale appointed HSBC chief of staff
Andy Grisdale appointed HSBC chief of staff
Dominik Kloiber
26 August 2014

HSBC has appointed Andy Grisdale as its new chief of staff for commercial banking, Asia-Pacific.

Forfaiting association pinpoints trade challenges ahead
Forfaiting association pinpoints trade challenges ahead
Jonathan Bell
26 August 2014

The August 2014 issue of the International Trade and Forfaiting Association’s newsletter, issued by the industry body for banks and other institutions specialising in the origination, sale and purchase of trade and trade-related receivables and debt, has pinpointed many of the issues impacting trade due to geo-political events and factors.

Law firm Thomas Cooper hires trade specialist Alex Monk
Law firm Thomas Cooper hires trade specialist Alex Monk
Jonathan Bell
25 August 2014

International law firm, Thomas Cooper, has hired Alex Monk to its finance group.

JB's weekly round up - 25 Aug 2014
JB's weekly round up - 25 Aug 2014
Jonathan Bell
25 August 2014

The soggy, grey skies and grinding traffic of the UK August bank holiday usually signal one thing - time to get back to business.

Finacity facilitates receivables securitisation for Greek multinational
Finacity facilitates receivables securitisation for Greek multinational
Paul Preugschat
22 August 2014

Finacity Corporation (Finacity) has facilitated the successful closing and funding of a $55 million off-balance sheet trade receivables securitisation programme for a Greece-headquartered client.

Kexim and Dubai wealth fund combine for export opportunities
Kexim and Dubai wealth fund combine for export opportunities
Dominik Kloiber
21 August 2014

The sovereign wealth fund of the Emirate of Dubai, Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), and the Export-Import Bank of Korea (Kexim) have signed an agreement to form an alliance to explore international investment and export finance opportunities across Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Star Bulk acquires drybulk vessels in novel deal
Star Bulk acquires drybulk vessels in novel deal
Dominik Kloiber
20 August 2014

Athens-headquartered shipping company Star Bulk Carriers Corporation (Star Bulk) has signed definitive agreements with Excel Maritime Carriers (Excel) to acquire 34 operating vessels for an aggregate of 29.917 million shares of common stock of Star Bulk and $288.39 million in cash.

Double departure from US Ex-Im project division
Double departure from US Ex-Im project division
Hesham Zakai
19 August 2014

Beth Touomou, director of project & structured finance, and Jessica Bartos, investment officer at the same division, are both leaving the Export-Import Bank of the United States (US Ex-Im).

Ashurst hires major restructuring team in Asia
Ashurst hires major restructuring team in Asia
Jonathan Bell
19 August 2014

International law firm Ashurst has hired a market-leading team of three partners and a senior consultant that will significantly strengthen the firm’s restructuring and special situations capability in Asia.

JB's weekly round up - 18 August 2014
JB's weekly round up - 18 August 2014
Jonathan Bell
18 August 2014

Last week’s blog from CC Solutions focused on US Ex-Im with the title ‘The fate of US Ex-Im Bank’.

XL Group strengthens trade receivables insurance team
XL Group strengthens trade receivables insurance team
Dalia Gebrial
14 August 2014

The global insurance company, XL Group (XL), has made several new appointments in its offices in both the UK and the US in order to bolster its trade receivables insurance (TRI) underwriting capabilities. These appointments include Jennifer Papadimitriou in London, and Paul C. Haigley III, Aaron Rutstein and Agatha Liberatore in the US.

SunGard to manage risk activities for Egyptian bank
SunGard to manage risk activities for Egyptian bank
Dalia Gebrial
13 August 2014

Faisal Islamic Bank (FIB) of Egypt has partnered with SunGard Financial Systems in a bid to modernise its risk infrastructure. The move comes in response to mounting pressure from the Central Bank of Egypt on FIB to comply with international risk management standards.

Gazprombank repays syndicated loan
Gazprombank repays syndicated loan
Jonathan Bell
12 August 2014

Gazprombank has repaid its syndicated $1.2 billion term loan from existing funds and without moving to any new facility.

Misys expands footprint with Custom Credit Systems acquisition
Misys expands footprint with Custom Credit Systems acquisition
Jonathan Bell
12 August 2014

Financial software company Misys is seeking to extend its footprint into the multi-billion dollar market for commercial lending software with the acquisition of Custom Credit Systems (CCS), a US-based provider of commercial loan origination and workflow management software.

HSBC appoints new Asia business development trade head
HSBC appoints new Asia business development trade head
Jonathan Bell
11 August 2014

HSBC has appointed Sriram Muthukrishnan as managing director and regional head of business development for global trade and receivables finance, Asia-Pacific.

JB's weekly round up 11 August 2014
JB's weekly round up 11 August 2014
Jonathan Bell
11 August 2014

TXF is in the process of producing its 2014 SIBOS Special Report. The report will look at many aspects of the short-term trade finance cycle and related services.

FIATA partners with essDOCS to launch own eBL
FIATA partners with essDOCS to launch own eBL
Paul Preugschat
6 August 2014

The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) has launched an electronic bill of lading powered by essDOCS’ online trade facilitation solution CargoDocs.

Barclays names new heads for Asia-Pacific and ME trade teams
Barclays names new heads for Asia-Pacific and ME trade teams
Jonathan Bell
5 August 2014

Barclays has made changes to its trade and working capital leadership team in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

Video: What to do and not to do in trade finance transactions
Video: What to do and not to do in trade finance transactions
Dan Sheriff
5 August 2014

Geoffrey Wynne, partner at Sullivan & Worcester presents practical advice on best practice trade finance

Former DIFC chief economist joins Falcon
Former DIFC chief economist joins Falcon
Jonathan Bell
4 August 2014

Alternative trade and corporate financier Falcon Group has appointed Nasser Saidi to act as non-executive director on the board. Saidi is the former chief economist, strategist and head of external relations of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) – a position he held from 2006-2012.

Santander makes top trade changes
Santander makes top trade changes
Jonathan Bell
4 August 2014

Santander is understood to be making a number of changes at the top of its trade executive management.

JB's weekly round up - 04 August 2014
JB's weekly round up - 04 August 2014
Jonathan Bell
4 August 2014

As many of the regular visitors to our news website will know, earlier this year TXF produced the Berne Union’s 80th anniversary yearbook.

ICC Banking Commission appoints Advani to leadership
ICC Banking Commission appoints Advani to leadership
Jonathan Bell
1 August 2014

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has appointed Suresh Advani, Senior Portfolio Manager at GML Capital (GML), as senior technical advisor to the Banking Commission.

EU and US ramp up sanctions on Russia
EU and US ramp up sanctions on Russia
Hesham Zakai
1 August 2014

The EU and US have both increased sanctions against Russia, targeting its critical energy, finance and defence sectors, as well as more persons and companies directly associated with the Kremlin.

SunEdison closes financing for Bruining solar project
SunEdison closes financing for Bruining solar project
Jonathan Bell
31 July 2014

SunEdison, a solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, together with Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale (NORD/LB) has reached financial close on the 18MW Bruining solar power plant in Ontario, Canada

JBIC part finances Suntory’s M&A deal with Beam
JBIC part finances Suntory’s M&A deal with Beam
Jonathan Bell
31 July 2014

The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) today signed a subordinated loan agreements totaling up to JPY50 billion ($486 million) and $1.5 billion (both JBIC portions) with Suntory Holdings (Suntory) to finance part of the funds required for acquiring Beam Incorporated in the US.

Video: The challenge for export credit
Video: The challenge for export credit
Daniel Riordan
30 July 2014

Prominent Berne Union members give their views on the major challenges facing the industry

Video: Global opportunities for export credit
Video: Global opportunities for export credit
Dan Sheriff
30 July 2014

A series of prominent Berne Union members gives their views on the main opportunities available across the sector

Markel seeks Dubai insurance licence
Markel seeks Dubai insurance licence
Jonathan Bell
30 July 2014

Markel International, the specialist insurer, has applied to the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) to establish a company to operate within the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).

BAML appoints new head of GTS business
BAML appoints new head of GTS business
Jonathan Bell
29 July 2014

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) has appointed Paul Donofrio as head of global transaction services (GTS) across the bank. He will be based in New York.

Cargill teams with Bolero to further drive electronic trade
Cargill teams with Bolero to further drive electronic trade
Jonathan Bell
29 July 2014

Global agri-trader, food, logistics and services company Cargill, is accelerating its transition from paper documents to ePresentation using Bolero’s cloud-based technology platform.

IFC hires US Ex-Im vice president for senior infrastructure role
IFC hires US Ex-Im vice president for senior infrastructure role
Dan Sheriff
29 July 2014

Jessica Farmer has joined IFC as InfraVentures principal investment officer based in India

Finacity facilitates receivables funding for Uralita
Finacity facilitates receivables funding for Uralita
Hesham Zakai
29 July 2014

The American accounts receivable securitisation services company Finacity has facilitated a series of European trade receivable funding solutions for Spain’s Uralita, amounting to €26 million ($35 million).

Promotion for Bedi at SMBCE
Promotion for Bedi at SMBCE
Jonathan Bell
28 July 2014

Structured commodity finance stalwart Pepi Bedi has been promoted to head of structured trade finance at Sumitomo Mitsui Bank Corporation Europe (SMBCE). He is based in London.

JB's weekly round up - 28 July 2014
JB's weekly round up - 28 July 2014
Jonathan Bell
28 July 2014

Sanctions will continue to be the talk of the industry in the weeks ahead, as both EU and US look to increase pressure on Russia in light of the crisis in Eastern Ukraine.

HSBC appoints new regional heads of export finance
HSBC appoints new regional heads of export finance
Jonathan Bell
25 July 2014

In a significant reorganisation of the export finance department, HSBC has appointed two new regional heads of the business line. The changes in the department – the most extensive since 2008 - also incorporate some repositioning and other developments which bring forward well-experienced, younger talent into key positions.

Video: ECA finance for sustainability and development
Video: ECA finance for sustainability and development
Karin Apelman
25 July 2014

Karin Apelman, CEO at EKN, tells TXF her thoughts on how export finance can look to enhance sustainability and economic development

Video: The Berne Union specialist meeting on SMEs
Video: The Berne Union specialist meeting on SMEs
Abbey Sturrock
24 July 2014

Abbey Sturrock, assistant director at Berne Union, gives details on the association's specialist meeting on SMEs

Video: The Berne Union specialist meeting on claims and recoveries
Video: The Berne Union specialist meeting on claims and recoveries
Abbey Sturrock
24 July 2014

Abbey Sturrock, assistant director at Berne Union, gives details on the association's specialist meeting on claims and recoveries

Video: The Berne Union investment committee
Video: The Berne Union investment committee
Abbey Sturrock
24 July 2014

Abbey Sturrock, assistant director at Berne Union, gives details on the association's investment committee

Video: The Berne Union specialist meeting on country risk
Video: The Berne Union specialist meeting on country risk
Abbey Sturrock
24 July 2014

Berne Union's Abbey Sturrock on the findings of the country risk specialist meeting

Video: An introduction to Berne Union specialist meetings
Video: An introduction to Berne Union specialist meetings
Abbey Sturrock
24 July 2014

Abbey Sturrock, assistant director at Berne Union, gives details on the association's specialist meetings

Video: An introduction to Berne Union
Video: An introduction to Berne Union
Fabrice Morel
24 July 2014

Fabrice Morel introduced the Berne Union - the association of export credit insurers

Video: Berne Union data trends
Video: Berne Union data trends
Fabrice Morel
24 July 2014

Fabrice Morel of the Berne Union on industry trends that can be seen by analysing export credit data

Video: Interview with Khemais Al-Gazzah, ICIEC
Video: Interview with Khemais Al-Gazzah, ICIEC
Khemais El-Gazzah
24 July 2014

TXF interviews ICIEC chief operating officer Khemais Al-Gazzah

Video: Interview with Ralph Lai, HKEC
Video: Interview with Ralph Lai, HKEC
Ralph Lai
24 July 2014

TXF introduces Ralph Lai, commissioner at HKEC, and chair of the Berne Union short term committee