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TXF Commodities Amsterdam 2019: Mizuho on balancing risk and reward
TXF Commodities Amsterdam 2019: Mizuho on balancing risk and reward
Aife Howse
18 July 2019

At TXF Amsterdam, Marc Smallcombe, senior director energy and commodities at Mizuho, talks about growth of business in Russia, the challenges of blockchain and why the Japanese bank is benefiting from its low cost of funding.

TXF Commodities Amsterdam 2019: ING on following the supply chain
TXF Commodities Amsterdam 2019: ING on following the supply chain
Aife Howse
15 July 2019

In the midst of TXF Amsterdam, Natalia Heidendal, head of structured commodity finance at ING, talks about the search for producers within emerging markets, the rise of base metals and the risks imposed by sanctions and tariffs within the commodity market.

DRC: Learning from the pitfalls of small-scale mining
DRC: Learning from the pitfalls of small-scale mining
Aife Howse
10 July 2019

Small-scale miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) produce one third of the country’s cobalt amid dubious environmental and ethical standards. But can international and local mining groups help address the issue and provide regulatory frameworks to move the market to bankable structured financing?

TXF Commodities Amsterdam 2019: DMCC on free trade zone opportunities
TXF Commodities Amsterdam 2019: DMCC on free trade zone opportunities
Aife Howse
4 July 2019

Sanjeev Dutta, executive director of commodities and financial services at Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), talks to TXF about doing business within a free trade zone, DMCC's debut into the coffee market and the benefits of blockchain transparency.

TXF Commodities Amsterdam 2019: Deutsche Bank looks to new horizons
TXF Commodities Amsterdam 2019: Deutsche Bank looks to new horizons
Aife Howse
28 June 2019

Sandra Hack, global head of structured trade commodity finance at Deutsche Bank, discusses opportunities in the Nordics, overcoming the challenges of regulatory requirements and the possibility of Deutsche Bank broadening its clients within the commodity sector.

TXF Commodities Amsterdam 2019: Sucafina on funding coffee trading operations
TXF Commodities Amsterdam 2019: Sucafina on funding coffee trading operations
Aife Howse
25 June 2019

From the side-lines of TXF Amsterdam 2019, Philippe Penet, CFO at Sucafina, discusses sustainability, the digitisation of the supply chain and locking in coffee prices.

Guinea mining: DFI/ECA-backed loan boosts bauxite mine project
Guinea mining: DFI/ECA-backed loan boosts bauxite mine project
Aife Howse
3 June 2019

DFI loans and a direct loan from Canada’s EDC have enabled commercial banks to push the tenor on Guinea Alumina Corporation’s greenfield mining project financing.

Perfect 10: Sucafina, finding the right blend
Perfect 10: Sucafina, finding the right blend
Aife Howse
9 May 2018

Sucafina has been awarded TXF’s Soft Commodities Finance Deal of the Year after closing a $70 million borrowing base facility in 2018. The deal is the first of its type to finance coffee trading in Brazil and provides a seedbed for future Sucafina facilities to include a more diverse pool of South American assets.

Perfect 10: Hangzhou puts shine on offshore dollar debt
Perfect 10: Hangzhou puts shine on offshore dollar debt
Aife Howse
7 May 2018

Despite a challenging aluminium price environment in 2018, China’s Hangzhou Zhengcai Holding Group tapped the international debt market for the first time with an offshore pre-payment facility, taking home TXF’s Asia-Pacific Commodities Finance Deal of the Year.