TXF France 2019
TXF France 2019 will take a focused look at the French export finance market, concentrating on the issues that matter. Hear from high-level speakers and get the chance to have your say in interactive sessions.
Soon to make the move to New York from his current base in Dubai, Ahmet Bekçe, the newly appointed head of global export and agency finance origination in Citi’s Trade and Treasury Solutions department, spoke to TXF about market prospects and concerns, and what Citi brings to the table.
From China’s open-ended Belt Road Initiative (BRI) to Asia’s $1.7 trillion infrastructure need per year by 2023, commercial and local banks, ECA/DFIs and institutional investors are more integral than ever to plugging the region’s $900 billion funding gap.
North Asian offshore wind development is accelerating and capacity is expected to reach 43GW by 2027. Government support in leading markets like Taiwan and Japan is strong, but while international investors and banks are comfortable with the regulatory and contractual regimes, financing still presents different challenges to those in European offshore wind.