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Video: Interview with Satoru Koyama, NEXI
Video: Interview with Satoru Koyama, NEXI
Satoru Koyama
24 July 2014

Satoru Koyama, chief EMEA representative at NEXI, talks solutions for SMEs with TXF

Video: Interview with Vinco David, Atradius
Video: Interview with Vinco David, Atradius
Vinco David
24 July 2014

Atradius' head of international relations Vinco David on how ECAs and banks can work together to better serve the SME segment

Video: Push and pull factors for increased demand for export credit
Video: Push and pull factors for increased demand for export credit
Vinco David
24 July 2014

Vinco David of Atradius explains why certain 'push and pull' factors are increasing demand for export credit

Video: Daniel Riordan talks about a wider industry role for the Berne Union
Video: Daniel Riordan talks about a wider industry role for the Berne Union
Daniel Riordan
24 July 2014

Berne Union president Daniel Riordan talks about the growing relationships and collaboration between Berne Union members and the wider export and agency finance industry

Video: Daniel Riordan on the Berne Union at 80
Video: Daniel Riordan on the Berne Union at 80
Daniel Riordan
24 July 2014

Berne Union president Daniel Riordan talks about thew significance of the association after eighty years

MIGA business hits new heights
MIGA business hits new heights
Jonathan Bell
24 July 2014

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group, has just released strong results for its financial year ending 30 June, 2014 reporting $3.2 billion in new business. New business saw an uptick of 13% over the previous year.

Russia’s Brunswick Rail signs credit agreement
Russia’s Brunswick Rail signs credit agreement
Jonathan Bell
24 July 2014

While some loans to Russian corporates are being hit by the continuing conflict and political trouble in eastern Ukraine, and the now accentuated associated fallout with Russia, some deals are still managing to get done.

Scorpio Bulkers secures loans from European banks
Scorpio Bulkers secures loans from European banks
Jonathan Bell
22 July 2014

New York and Monaco-headquartered Scorpio Bulkers has received a commitment for a $540 million loan from two leading European financial institutions.

BPOs: digital efficiency without the risk
BPOs: digital efficiency without the risk
Oliver Spitz
22 July 2014

The best of both worlds or a short-lived trend? Bank Payment Obligations offer a compromise between the sluggishness of letters of credit and the risks of open account payments, says Oliver Spitz, senior trade finance manager at UniCredit

Six more banks banks join SWIFT’s KYC Registry
Six more banks banks join SWIFT’s KYC Registry
Jonathan Bell
22 July 2014

Six more global banks have signed up to jointly develop SWIFT’s Know Your Customer (KYC) Registry, a centralised repository that maintains a standardised set of information about banks required for due diligence processes.

Fewer accounts, greater benefits
Fewer accounts, greater benefits
Karin Woernle
22 July 2014

The Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) can ease the transaction processes of increasingly global trade flows, but to realise its full potential further innovation is necessary says Karin Wörnle, associate director, UniCredit

Nordea goes live with Surecomp’s trade finance front-end solution
Nordea goes live with Surecomp’s trade finance front-end solution
Jonathan Bell
21 July 2014

Nordea has gone live in Frankfurt and London with the stand-alone version of allNETT, Surecomp's web-based trade finance front-end solution.

JB's weekly round up - 21 July 2014
JB's weekly round up - 21 July 2014
Jonathan Bell
21 July 2014

In September, we will be launching our inaugural industry report on the ECA finance sector, using information from tagmydeals – our deals database.

NBAD appoints head of syndicated finance
NBAD appoints head of syndicated finance
Hesham Zakai
17 July 2014

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has appointed Jonathan Macdonald as the managing director and head of syndicated finance.

BRICS set up New Development Bank
BRICS set up New Development Bank
Jonathan Bell
16 July 2014

In a landmark development, the leaders of the BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – have signed a treaty to set up a BRICS development bank, to be known as the New Development Bank. The agreement was signed at the 6th BRICS summit held in Fortaleza, Brazil.

BRIC through a window
BRIC through a window
Dr. Rebecca Harding
16 July 2014

Rebecca Harding of Delta Economics on why Russia’s attempt to decouple from the dollar is a defensive strategy

Jayme Bulcao joins Finacity
Jayme Bulcao joins Finacity
Dan Sheriff
16 July 2014

Experienced structured finance specialist to bolster Finacity's receivables finance business throughout Latin America

ANZ appoints new international CFO
ANZ appoints new international CFO
Jonathan Bell
16 July 2014

ANZ has appointed Mary MacLeod chief financial officer (CFO), international and institutional banking.

US Ex-Im appoints chief of staff
US Ex-Im appoints chief of staff
Jonathan Bell
15 July 2014

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (US Ex-Im) has appointed Scott Schloegel as senior vice president and chief of staff to chairman and president Fred Hochberg.

Simon Sayer: Uneven adoption of regulation is distorting market (video)
Simon Sayer: Uneven adoption of regulation is distorting market (video)
Hesham Zakaii
14 July 2014

TXF talks to Simon Sayer, Head of Structured Trade and Export Finance, EMEA, Deutsche Bank, at our ECA Finance in 2014 conference in Paris.

JB's weekly round up - 09 July 2014
JB's weekly round up - 09 July 2014
Jonathan Bell
14 July 2014

A great game, a great tournament, and ultimately the best team won – congratulations to Germany.

ICC’s Global Survey: reading between the (credit) lines
ICC’s Global Survey: reading between the (credit) lines
Jonathan Bell
10 July 2014

TXF talks to Vincent O’Brien, chair of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission’s Market Intelligence Group on the ICC’s Global Survey 2014: Rethinking Trade and Finance

EBRD appoints Andras Simor as CFO
EBRD appoints Andras Simor as CFO
Jonathan Bell
9 July 2014

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has appointed Andras Simor as the new vice-president finance and chief financial officer (CFO). The appointment is effective from October 2014.

StanChart appoints new head of trade, product management
StanChart appoints new head of trade, product management
Jonathan Bell
8 July 2014

Standard Chartered (StanChart) has appointed Michael Vrontamitis as head of trade, product management. He is based in Hong Kong and reports to George Nast, global head, product management, transaction banking.

IADB appoints new CFO
IADB appoints new CFO
Jonathan Bell
8 July 2014

The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) has appointed Gustavo De Rosa as finance manager and chief financial officer (CFO). He will take up the position effective 1 November 2014.

Launch of Frankfurt RMB clearing hub provides corporate boost
Launch of Frankfurt RMB clearing hub provides corporate boost
Jonathan Bell
7 July 2014

The establishment and launch of the eurozone’s first offshore clearing hub for renminbi (RMB) trade settlement is anticipated to be a major boost to European corporates, particularly mid-sized companies, trading with China.

Sanctions: Lessons learnt and the impact on trade and compliance
Sanctions: Lessons learnt and the impact on trade and compliance
Guest Contributor
7 July 2014

A guest blog on trade, sanctions, and how to work with compliance

An alternative future for British exporting
An alternative future for British exporting
Will Nagle
7 July 2014

British export growth is still considered to be slow. But with government initiatives, the rise of alternative financiers and active efforts to support companies, this could change. Will Nagle, CEO of leading alternative global financier Falcon Group, explores the environment for British exporting, and how companies can reach their export targets

Pacific International turns to Bolero for eBL
Pacific International turns to Bolero for eBL
Hesham Zakai
4 July 2014

Singaporean shipping company Pacific International Lines has utilised Bolero’s cloud platform technology for an electronic bill of lading (eBL) as part of a BHP Billiton shipment from Australia to China.

VTB Factoring arranges record factor transaction
VTB Factoring arranges record factor transaction
Jonathan Bell
3 July 2014

VTB Factoring and Gazprom Energoholding have completed a factoring transaction worth RUB13 billion ($366.2 million). The arrangement is believed to be the largest factoring transaction within the Russian market and one of the largest factoring transactions globally.

MIGA provides guarantees for investments in Cameroon power sector
MIGA provides guarantees for investments in Cameroon power sector
Jonathan Bell
3 July 2014

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group has agreed to support three power sector projects in Cameroon.

ICC Trade Finance Survey points to decelerating and uneven global growth
ICC Trade Finance Survey points to decelerating and uneven global growth
Hesham Zakai
3 July 2014

Global trade grew by 3.1% in 2013, in line with world GDP, although improvements across the globe were uneven and bore signs of deceleration, according to the latest data in the ICC’s Global Trade and Finance Survey 2014.

Markel opens New York office for trade credit insurance
Markel opens New York office for trade credit insurance
Jonathan Bell
30 June 2014

As of July, insurance company Markel Corporation will begin underwriting trade credit insurance in its New York office. Policies will be underwritten on an admitted basis, utilising two Markel insurance companies, Markel American Insurance Company and Markel Insurance Company.

ICC delivers positive message for global trade finance
ICC delivers positive message for global trade finance
Jonathan Bell
26 June 2014

TXF talks to Kah Chye Tan, chairman of the ICC Banking Commission, on the results and meaning of the industry group’s latest trade finance default survey.

Finacity facilitates CreditCircle loan origination programme
Finacity facilitates CreditCircle loan origination programme
Hesham Zakai
26 June 2014

Finacity has acted as advisor to CreditCircle, a peer-to-peer loans specialist, in a loan origination programme recently closed between CreditCircle and a regional bank in Utah.

Willis appoints veteran trade banker to lead Australian practice
Willis appoints veteran trade banker to lead Australian practice
Jonathan Bell
25 June 2014

Global risk adviser, insurance and reinsurance broker Willis Group Holdings has appointed veteran trade finance banker Bill Froggatt to lead a political and trade credit risks practice in Melbourne, Australia

IFG’s industry report shows bright future for factoring
IFG’s industry report shows bright future for factoring
Jonathan Bell
23 June 2014

International Factors Group (IFG) has released its annual global industry activity report (GIAR).

Raiffeisen Factoring secures loan for Croatia through the EBRD
Raiffeisen Factoring secures loan for Croatia through the EBRD
Hesham Zakai
20 June 2014

Raiffeisen Factoring is to receive a €20 million ($27.2 million) loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), which the company will use to provide financing in the form of factoring to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and corporate clients in Croatia, including in the less-developed regions of the country.

ICC Trade Register Report 2014 provides robust data to benefit global trade
ICC Trade Register Report 2014 provides robust data to benefit global trade
Jonathan Bell
19 June 2014

Today, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) released its Trade Register Report 2014. The empirical evidence from the report points to the fact that trade and export finance is a low risk bank financing technique – further supporting ICC’s advocacy of trade finance as a strong contribution to economic recovery and growth.

UKEF adds support structure for RMB with HSBC agreement
UKEF adds support structure for RMB with HSBC agreement
Jonathan Bell
18 June 2014

UK Export Finance (UKEF) has added the offshore renminbi (RMB) to its list of supported currencies as it looks to structure its first renminbi supported deal.

ECA 2014 - Interview with: Dmitry Minaev,Managing Director, International and Trade Finance, Alfa-Bank
ECA 2014 - Interview with: Dmitry Minaev,Managing Director, International and Trade Finance, Alfa-Bank
Hesham Zakaii
18 June 2014

TXF talks to Dmitry Minaev, Managing Director, International and Trade Finance, Alfa-Bank

Michala Marcussen, Chief Economist, Societe Generale : Michala Marcussen The Global Economy in 2014
Michala Marcussen, Chief Economist, Societe Generale : Michala Marcussen The Global Economy in 2014
Hesham Zakaii
18 June 2014

ECA 2014 - Interview with: Michala Marcussen, Chief Economist, Societe Generale

ECA 2014 - Interview with: Paul Richards, Global Head of Structured Export Finance, ANZ
ECA 2014 - Interview with: Paul Richards, Global Head of Structured Export Finance, ANZ
Hesham Zakaii
17 June 2014

ECA 2014 - Interview with: Paul Richards, Global Head of Structured Export Finance, ANZ

Lorenz Jorgensen, Head of Syndications, EBRD: Global Loans: The Credit Line Jam?
Lorenz Jorgensen, Head of Syndications, EBRD: Global Loans: The Credit Line Jam?
Hesham Zakaii
17 June 2014

Lorenz Jorgensen, Head of Syndications, EBRD: Global Loans: The Credit Line Jam?

ECA 2014 - Interview with: Kah Chye Tan, Chair, ICC Banking Commission
ECA 2014 - Interview with: Kah Chye Tan, Chair, ICC Banking Commission
Hesham Zakaii
17 June 2014

ECA 2014 - Interview with: Kah Chye Tan, Chair, ICC Banking Commission

ECA 2014 - Interview with: Victor Eromosele, CEO, ME Consulting
ECA 2014 - Interview with: Victor Eromosele, CEO, ME Consulting
Hesham Zakaii
17 June 2014

ECA 2014 - Interview with: Victor Eromosele, CEO, ME Consulting

Afreximbank stresses need for more African factoring
Afreximbank stresses need for more African factoring
Hesham Zakai
16 June 2014

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is pushing the need for more factoring across Africa, stressing that the lack of factoring services is hindering small-to medium-size enterprise (SME) participation in Africa’s value chain.

Research: economic benefits of relationship between West and CEE
Research: economic benefits of relationship between West and CEE
Rob Ruhl
12 June 2014

A new study for ING Commercial Banking by ING’s Economics Department provides conclusive evidence that the relationship between Western Europe and Central and Eastern Europe and Russia since 1995 has led to important economic benefits across the continent.

ECA 2014 - Interview with: Jim Cruse, Senior Vice President (Policy and Planning), Export-Import Bank of the United States
ECA 2014 - Interview with: Jim Cruse, Senior Vice President (Policy and Planning), Export-Import Bank of the United States
Hesham Zakaii
12 June 2014

ECA 2014 - Interview with: Jim Cruse, Senior Vice President (Policy and Planning), Export-Import Bank of the United States

ECA 2014 - Interview with: Vasantha Srinivas, Deputy General Manager, ECGC and Irene Dsouza, Senior Manager, ECGC.
ECA 2014 - Interview with: Vasantha Srinivas, Deputy General Manager, ECGC and Irene Dsouza, Senior Manager, ECGC.
Hesham Zakaii
12 June 2014

ECA 2014 - Interview with: Vasantha Srinivas, Deputy General Manager, ECGC and Irene Dsouza, Senior Manager, ECGC.