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Walking with 'dial-up dinosaurs': supply chain finance now and in five years
Walking with 'dial-up dinosaurs': supply chain finance now and in five years
Oliver Gordon
23 November 2015

Pricing strategies, competition and the best and worst of supply chain finance. Tom Dunn, chairman of Orbian, reveals all to TXF's Ollie Gordon.

Iranian sanctions: relief on the horizon
Iranian sanctions: relief on the horizon
Steve Farmer
23 November 2015

Pillsbury Law’s Steve Farmer and Matthew Oresman discuss significant steps taken on both sides of the divide, and the implications for the trade finance industry?

Demica appoints head of structuring
Demica appoints head of structuring
Jonathan Bell
23 November 2015

London-based Demica, the specialist provider of working capital solutions and financing partner to multinational companies, has appointed François Terrade as head of structuring.

British finance trade groups merge to boost lobbying power
23 November 2015

TXF unveils dates for February Singapore conference
20 November 2015

Emirates Islamic reveals online Islamic trade platform
20 November 2015

Kyriba boosts supply chain finance team
20 November 2015

HSBC ousts trade veteran Lambert in GTRF restructuring
HSBC ousts trade veteran Lambert in GTRF restructuring
Oliver Gordon
19 November 2015

HSBC’s highly-regarded global head of commodity & structured trade finance (CSTF), Jean-Francois Lambert, has left the bank. The departure comes as part of a structural review of the UK bank’s global trade and receivables finance (GTRF) division, TXF understands.

Better trade finance data needed to satisfy regulators and investors
Better trade finance data needed to satisfy regulators and investors
Judith Fagelson
19 November 2015

The lack of reliable data in the trade finance industry could be contributing to the knowledge gap between industry participants, regulators and institutional investors, according to a poll of corporates, banks and technology companies at the 2015 TXF Trade & Treasury conference.

Indian government announces 3% interest subsidy to boost exports
19 November 2015

TriLinc invests in South Africa and Guatemala SMEs
19 November 2015

Panama's Bank Association joins SWIFT's KYC Registry
19 November 2015

Banks face capital hit as Basel overhauls trading rules
18 November 2015

TXF announces new Perfect 10 award category
TXF announces new Perfect 10 award category
Oliver Gordon
17 November 2015

For the 2015 edition of the Perfect 10 Awards, TXF has decided to introduce a brand new accolade: Most Sustainable Deal of the Year.

Trade needs trade finance to grow
17 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.

IFG and FCI form union for receivables finance and factoring
17 November 2015

Falcon Group makes senior hires to develop its forfaiting operations
Falcon Group makes senior hires to develop its forfaiting operations
Jonathan Bell
16 November 2015

Specialist financier Falcon Group has appointed three senior originators to develop its forfaiting capabilities. The new hires, Ray Webb, Martin Betts and Keith McConnell, will be responsible for delivering a range of forfaiting services and proposing Falcon’s existing solutions to an extensive network of international relationships.

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

Berne Union elects Topi Vesteri as president at AGM in Shanghai
Berne Union elects Topi Vesteri as president at AGM in Shanghai
Jonathan Bell
5 November 2015

At the Berne Union - the International Union of Credit & Investment Insurers - and Prague Club annual general meeting this week in Shanghai - hosted by China’s official export credit agency Sinosure - members elected Topi Vesteri

Basware and Arrowgrass unveil new supply chain finance product
4 November 2015

MUFG signs $1 billion export finance framework with Development Bank of Kazakhstan
MUFG signs $1 billion export finance framework with Development Bank of Kazakhstan
Jonathan Bell
4 November 2015

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group’s (MUFG) banking arm, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU), has signed a framework agreement for export finance transactions of up to $1 billion with Development Bank of Kazakhstan (DBK).

How companies are financing the fragile recovery
3 November 2015

Finacity arranges $100 million trade receivables securitisation for ZIM Shipping
Finacity arranges $100 million trade receivables securitisation for ZIM Shipping
Jonathan Bell
2 November 2015

Stanford, USA-headquartered Finacity Corporation has launched a multi-jurisdiction trade receivables securitisation for ZIM Integrated Shipping Services (ZIM). The arrangement allows for up to $100 million in funding from an unspecified leading European bank.

Chinese RMB drops in world payment currencies list
30 October 2015

Asian export finance community bullish for 2016
Asian export finance community bullish for 2016
Dan Sheriff
29 October 2015

The export finance community in Asia was, as ever, bullish on growth forecasts for the year ahead. A poll of delegates taken at the TXF Asia Export and Agency Finance conference in Hong Kong showed over 60% expect to see growth in business over the next 12 months. Indeed, 16% expected to see growth in excess of 20%; and only 14% reported an expected decrease.

ANZ reduces Asia trade finance as profit growth slows
29 October 2015

BTMU opens Islamic finance business in Dubai
29 October 2015

IFC and Citi partner for $1.2 billion emerging market trade support
IFC and Citi partner for $1.2 billion emerging market trade support
Jonathan Bell
28 October 2015

International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Citi have signed a $1.2 billion risk-sharing facility to help stimulate the growth of trade in emerging markets and to support economic development.

Unique deal sees EIB sign buyer credit with Northstar Europe for SME onlending
Unique deal sees EIB sign buyer credit with Northstar Europe for SME onlending
Jonathan Bell
28 October 2015

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is partnering with Northstar Europe and export credit agency Office du Ducroire Luxembourg (ODL) in the first ever EIB facility to provide buyer credit financing for European SME and mid-cap exports.

HSBC to partner with Open to Export
27 October 2015

Trade finance’s secondary market slumps on China slowdown
Trade finance’s secondary market slumps on China slowdown
Oliver Gordon
23 October 2015

In spite of the industry-wide push to attract investors to trade finance in recent years, risk distribution in the market has slumped in 2015 as waning flows have seen banks hold onto the fewer trade loans they are originating.

Trade finance’s secondary market slumps on China slowdown
Trade finance’s secondary market slumps on China slowdown
Oliver Gordon
23 October 2015

In spite of the industry-wide push to attract investors to trade finance in recent years, risk distribution in the market has slumped in 2015 as waning flows have seen banks hold onto the fewer trade loans they are originating.

London RMB trade finance rise key to internationalisation
22 October 2015

ICC Academy: TXF talks to ICC & IE Singapore
ICC Academy: TXF talks to ICC & IE Singapore
Hesham Zakai
21 October 2015

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and IE Singapore have collaborated to launch the ICC Academy, which aims to provide “rigorous and relevant” business education to professionals and students alike – starting with a faculty in trade finance. TXF spoke with John Danilovich (JD), Secretary General of ICC, and Teo Eng Cheong (TEC), CEO of International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, to find out more about the origins of their collaboration, and the prospects of the ICC Academy.

Wave brings Blockchain trade finance trial to Barclays
16 October 2015

Sullivan & Worcester’s annual export credit agency finance update
Sullivan & Worcester’s annual export credit agency finance update
Oliver Gordon
16 October 2015

Sullivan & Worcester's Mark Norris and UK Export Finance's Margaret Eyres present S&W's Export Credit Agency Annual Update breakfast briefing.

Former FIMBank president joins board of Tawreeq Holdings
15 October 2015

SG promotes Frederic Surdon to global head of the new asset finance department
SG promotes Frederic Surdon to global head of the new asset finance department
Jonathan Bell
14 October 2015

Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) has appointed Frederic Surdon as head of asset finance with immediate effect. This is a new role and department within the bank, and sees Surdon move from his previous position as global head of export finance.

TXF Webinars: How are companies using supply chain finance?
TXF Webinars: How are companies using supply chain finance?
Hesham Zakai
14 October 2015

Using a rich data set gathered by Orbian over several years, academics from IML and the European Business School have researched the ways in which companies use Supply Chain Finance (SCF).

Trade finance as an asset class
Trade finance as an asset class
Helen Castell
13 October 2015

Helen Castell at TXF talks to Bob Kowit, a member of the trade finance team at Federated Investors, about the challenges involved in creating a pool of trade finance assets that appeal to financial investors, how export credit agencies (ECAs) could help overcome some of these obstacles, and why trade assets are starting to enter the radar of cash-rich corporates.

Borrowers and ECA financing
Borrowers and ECA financing
Helen Castell
13 October 2015

Helen Castell at TXF talks to some of the world’s largest borrowers about what ECA finance means to them, and why things like fixed-rate financing, long-term framework arrangements and looser eligible content requirements are top of their wish list.

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.

SWIFT set for 57% price cut by the end of 2015
13 October 2015

Accuity and China Systems agree trade finance partnership
13 October 2015

A changing Berne Union for a new and volatile world
A changing Berne Union for a new and volatile world
Daniel Riordan
12 October 2015

Daniel Riordan reviews the risks facing insurers in 2015 and highlights how the Berne Union is adapting to help its members

Berne Union: Totals
Berne Union: Totals
Berne Union
12 October 2015

Berne Union: Totals

Short-Term Export Credit Insurance
Short-Term Export Credit Insurance
Berne Union
12 October 2015

Berne Union: Short-Term Export Credit Insurance

Medium/Long-Term Export Credit Insurance and Lending
Medium/Long-Term Export Credit Insurance and Lending
Berne Union
12 October 2015

Berne Union: Medium/Long-Term Export Credit Insurance and Lending

Investment Insurance
Investment Insurance
Berne Union
12 October 2015

Berne Union: Investment Insurance