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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.

ECA Paris 2014 opening video
ECA Paris 2014 opening video
Dan Sheriff
12 June 2014

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ECA Finance industry survey 2014 - results
ECA Finance industry survey 2014 - results
Dan Sheriff
12 June 2014

TXF and ANZ conducted an anonymous industry survey at the ECA/DFI Finance Conference in Paris last week. Delegates were each given a handset and asked to give a response to a number of pressing questions, posed by ANZ global head of export finance, Paul Richards.

Paris exporters roundtable
Paris exporters roundtable
Katy Rose
10 June 2014

After the success of the first roundtable last November in Paris, the day before ECA/DFI Finance in 2014, Henri D’Ambrieres and Maelia Dufour hosted a second roundtable event at Fives Headquarters in Paris

Avolon to launch IPO in US
Avolon to launch IPO in US
Hesham Zakai
10 June 2014

International aircraft leasing company Avolon has filed documents to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a proposed initial public offering (IPO).

SG launches Surecomp’s allTRA trade finance system in Singapore
SG launches Surecomp’s allTRA trade finance system in Singapore
Jonathan Bell
10 June 2014

Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) has launched Surecomp’s allTRA multi-entity Java trade finance system in Singapore.

Mizuho Americas appoints regional heads
Mizuho Americas appoints regional heads
Jonathan Bell
9 June 2014

Mizuho Bank Americas has bolstered its trade offering with the appointment of regional heads within the global trade finance division (GTFD) of the bank.

HSBC veteran appointed head of GTRF
HSBC veteran appointed head of GTRF
Hesham Zakai
9 June 2014

HSBC veteran Stuart Tait has been selected to take over as head of the bank’s global trade and receivables finance (GTRF) division, replacing James Emmett. Emmett will take up the role of CEO Turkey.

Equinox Global launches Netherlands operations
Equinox Global launches Netherlands operations
Jonathan Bell
9 June 2014

Equinox Global, the Lloyd’s cover holder specialising in trade credit insurance, has opened an office in the Netherlands. The new office will be headed-up by Frank Masteling, who has just been appointed as head of Equinox Netherlands.

Allianz Specialty expands London underwriting team
Allianz Specialty expands London underwriting team
Hesham Zakai
9 June 2014

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has expanded its London team with the appointed of Hayden Baker as senior financial institutions (FI) underwriter, regional unit London.

JB's weekly round up - 09 June 2014
JB's weekly round up - 09 June 2014
Jonathan Bell
9 June 2014

Discussions in the plenary and side sessions at the TXF ECA/DFI Conference in Paris last week were thoughtful and direct.

Norton Rose expands trade finance team in Paris
Norton Rose expands trade finance team in Paris
Jonathan Bell
6 June 2014

International law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has expanded its Paris banking and finance practice with the hiring of Janet Butterworth, as a partner.

Mayo swaps US Ex-Im for Siemens Financial Services
Mayo swaps US Ex-Im for Siemens Financial Services
Dan Sheriff
6 June 2014

Steven Mayo has joined Siemens Financial Services, supporting the company’s wind turbine operations.

BNPP alleged sanctions violation means another public battering for trade finance
BNPP alleged sanctions violation means another public battering for trade finance
Dan Sheriff
2 June 2014

Trade finance took another battering in the mainstream press earlier this week. With the fallout of the Citi/Oceanografia fraud still rumbling on daily, attention has now turned to the trade finance department of French bank BNP Paribas (BNPP).

Market adoption of the BPO: what is really holding it back?
Market adoption of the BPO: what is really holding it back?
Frank-Oliver Wolf
30 May 2014

One year on from the introduction of the ICC Uniform Rules on Bank Payment Obligation (URBPO), market adoption of the trade finance instrument has been fairly slow. According to the latest statistics from financial messaging provider, SWIFT, 25 corporates are reported to be using the BPO and 56 banks are in the process of adopting it.

Berne Union appoints Preugschat as secretary general
Berne Union appoints Preugschat as secretary general
Hesham Zakai
29 May 2014

The Berne Union has appointed Kai Preugschat as its new secretary general, filling a gap at the head of the secretariat following Peter Jones’s retirement in November 2013.

ICC survey explores global export finance sector
ICC survey explores global export finance sector
Hesham Zakai
27 May 2014

Hesham Zakai analyses the results of the inaugural ICC export finance benchmarking survey.

Russia-Ukraine: trade hits a wall
Russia-Ukraine: trade hits a wall
Hesham Zakai
27 May 2014

Hesham Zakai assesses the impact of the Russia-Ukraine political problems on trade.

Deutsche appoints CCO and head of GTB for Vietnam
Deutsche appoints CCO and head of GTB for Vietnam
Jonathan Bell
26 May 2014

Deutsche Bank has appointed Jens Ruebbert as chief country officer (CCO) and head of global transaction banking (GTB), Deutsche Bank, Vietnam.

Advani replaces Conroy as JP Morgan global head of sales (GTLP)
Advani replaces Conroy as JP Morgan global head of sales (GTLP)
Hesham Zakai
23 May 2014

JP Morgan has appointed Pravin Advani as its new global head of sales for global trade and loan products, effective May 1. He replaces David Conroy in the role, who left the bank to take up a position with a not-for-profit organisation in the US.

Ecobank receives AfDB facility for African trade
Ecobank receives AfDB facility for African trade
Jonathan Bell
21 May 2014

Pan-African Ecobank has signed a $200 million loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) to help bolster African trade flows.

Equinox Global expands London team
Equinox Global expands London team
Jonathan Bell
20 May 2014

Equinox Global, the Lloyd’s cover holder specialising in trade credit insurance, has appointed Vicki Harrison as finance director and Duncan Davies as portfolio account manager. Both will be based in the London office.

Commerzbank wins tenth consecutive EBRD award
Commerzbank wins tenth consecutive EBRD award
Hesham Zakai
19 May 2014

Commerzbank has claimed the prize for the most active confirming banking in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP) for 2013.

Sahara Energy recruits Trafigura head of finance
Sahara Energy recruits Trafigura head of finance
Hesham Zakai
19 May 2014

Singapore-headquartered Sahara Energy International, the trading arm of Sahara Group, has appointed former Trafigura head of finance Alexander Peters as its new chief financial officer.