TXF Africa 2020 Virtual
A premium online event focusing on recent and forthcoming developments across regional export & project finance with unbeatable networking opportunities across each market.
EKN had a banner year in 2019. EKN’s director general, Anna-Karin Jatko tells TXF about the rise of supplier credits for larger contracts, and how as part of ‘Team Sweden’ she has put sustainability, digitisation and the simplification of export finance at the top of the Swedish ECA’s mission statement.
The new coronavirus, Covid-19, is shining a light on just how connected global trade is to the world’s second largest economy. TXF takes a look at how China will officially support its trade and we ask whether global ECAs need to be taking note. ‘Think Global, Act Local’ may be apt for world trade and the response to the disease.
Sam Fowler-Holmes, senior associate at Sullivan presents the challenges across the trade and commodity finance space, with potential headwinds in 2020 including sanctions, new regulations, Libor/Sofor, fintechs and of course - Brexit.
It may have been a so-so year for many ECAs, but not Euler Hermes. CEO Edna Schoene was in a buoyant mood when she spoke to TXF. Financing ships has boosted business, claims have been benign and short term business has been stable, but the need to change the OECD Consensus radically is still top of mind,