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Time to worry on credit insurance or Relax-ay-voo?
Time to worry on credit insurance or Relax-ay-voo?
Katharine Morton
29 September 2021

Is there a wave of zombie companies and insolvencies coming in time for Halloween, insolvency tsunamis approaching, reservoirs to overflow in trade credit insurance, or is the lack of claims and trade insolvencies something to chill about? In the immortal words of Dean Martin (not Boris Johnson), should we be told to ‘Relax-ay-voo’?

Stages for Change: ‘We have the opportunity to be a part of the change, and this is extremely powerful’
Stages for Change: ‘We have the opportunity to be a part of the change, and this is extremely powerful’
Aife Howse
23 September 2021

In this week’s edition of the Stages for Change series, TXF’s Eavie Burnett speaks with Johanna Wissing about her extensive international career in trade, and the work that needs to be done to nurture junior talent through this pivotal moment in history

TXF Newsdesk brings you the latest export and commodity finance news
8 September 2021

This week's headlines with TXF Newsdesk
25 August 2021

TXF Newsdesk: This week's headlines
TXF Newsdesk: This week's headlines
Eavie Burnett
18 August 2021

Each week, we're bringing you the latest headlines from trade, export, and commodities finance via the TXF Newsdesk

DFI support key to Uzbek power procurement pipe dream
DFI support key to Uzbek power procurement pipe dream
Max Thompson
11 August 2021

Uzbekistan’s list of prospective power projects – across the renewables and gas-fired space – is ballooning. But only one deal – the Syrdarya I CCGT – has reached financial close so far, albeit with heavy DFI support.

TXF Newsdesk: The headlines this week
TXF Newsdesk: The headlines this week
Eavie Burnett
11 August 2021

Each week, we're bringing you the latest headlines from trade, export, and commodities finance via the TXF Newsdesk

Catch up with this week's TXF Newsdesk
10 August 2021

Stages for Change: ‘We have an opportunity to do something good’
Stages for Change: ‘We have an opportunity to do something good’
Eavie Burnett
5 August 2021

In this week’s edition of the Stages for Change interview series, Eavie Burnett speaks with SWIFT’s Louise Taylor-Digby on the impact that a career in trade can have, and the importance of viewing the industry as an ecosystem

Tune in to this week's TXF Newsdesk round-up
3 August 2021

TXF Newsdesk: The headlines this week
TXF Newsdesk: The headlines this week
Eavie Burnett
3 August 2021

Each week, we're bringing you the latest headlines from trade, export, and commodities finance via the TXF Newsdesk

Stages for Change: ‘Life only matters if you can be a blessing to somebody else - I have the chance to do that now'
Stages for Change: ‘Life only matters if you can be a blessing to somebody else - I have the chance to do that now'
Eavie Burnett
28 July 2021

In this week’s Stages for Change interview, Eavie Burnett talks to Paule Gosset, VP of export & agency finance for West & Central Africa at Commerzbank about her very personal journey in export finance, including the profound impact her job has on other people’s lives.

TXF Newsdesk: The headlines
TXF Newsdesk: The headlines
Eavie Burnett
20 July 2021

Tune in to today's episode of the TXF Newsdesk to stay up to date with the latest headlines in trade, export, and commodity finance

Stages for Change talk: Schwankner on filling the SME funding gap
Stages for Change talk: Schwankner on filling the SME funding gap
Eavie Burnett
14 July 2021

The Stages for Change series highlights some of the talented women in our industry – from senior experts to those who are new in their career. This week, the series launches as TXF’s Eavie Burnett speaks with Brueckner Group’s Stefanie Schwankner on her career path in export finance, through small ticket financing and her first large transaction in Africa.

Assiut expansion: Egypt’s bank-to-bank benchmark
Assiut expansion: Egypt’s bank-to-bank benchmark
Eavie Burnett
8 March 2021

Egypt’s $2.8 billion Assiut oil refinery expansion project is due to close an ECA-backed loan this year after pandemic-related delays to the deal. The project sponsor opted for a rare local bank-to-bank tranche from a pool of first class Egyptian banks, which lenders are still trying to wrap their heads around, and could add to the already lengthy deal gestation.

Shop talk: Fox’s pledge for female inclusion as head of WTO
Shop talk: Fox’s pledge for female inclusion as head of WTO
Eavie Burnett
28 September 2020

TXF spoke with Dr Liam Fox MP, whose campaign for director general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) prioritises female economic inclusion and respect for a rules-based system. But do good intentions and faith in meritocracy make an impact when it comes to diverse hiring?

TXF Stages for Change 2020: Top takeaways and actions
TXF Stages for Change 2020: Top takeaways and actions
Eavie Burnett
5 August 2020

On 17 July, TXF gathered a diverse group of trade finance professionals to celebrate our female and minority leaders. TXF’s Eavie Burnett highlights a few of the conclusions that were reached.

Stages for Change: Diversifying management in trade & export finance
Stages for Change: Diversifying management in trade & export finance
Eavie Burnett
1 July 2020

From entry-level hiring and management promotion to ECA and DFI mandates, TXF’s Stages for Change series examines the role the trade and export finance industries must play in challenging racism, sexism, and social injustice.

Top takeaways from TXF Africa Virtual
Top takeaways from TXF Africa Virtual
Eavie Burnett
6 May 2020

Last week TXF welcomed 700 export and project finance practitioners to our first fully virtual event – TXF Africa 2020, as Covid-19 changes how the trade community engages beyond recognition. But TXF is determined to keep business flowing – and contribute to digitisation in trade.

Abidjan Metro: From PPP to pure EPC
Abidjan Metro: From PPP to pure EPC
Eavie Burnett
30 April 2020

The Ivory Coast decided to keep the ECA-backed financing of the Abidjan Metro on balance sheet after it initially launched the project as a PPP in 2013. TXF spoke with Alain Descamps, chairman of the STAR consortium, the project's EPC contractor, to find out whether the scheme will serve as a viable financing template for other large-scale rail networks in the West African region.

A gateway to digital deal-making: TXF Africa goes live
A gateway to digital deal-making: TXF Africa goes live
Eavie Burnett
27 April 2020

Our first fully integrated virtual event is now live for delegates to view

Women investing in women: A diverse ecosystem for trade
Women investing in women: A diverse ecosystem for trade
Eavie Burnett
11 March 2020

On 8 March, men and women across the world celebrated International Women’s Day. This week, TXF’s Eavie Burnett takes a closer look at the vital role women and other minority groups play in the sphere of global trade.

ANZ on growing Asia-Pacific exposures
ANZ on growing Asia-Pacific exposures
Eavie Burnett
6 August 2019

TXF spoke with ANZ’s head of structured export finance, Paul Richards, about the Australian bank’s regional growth, especially in LNG-to power and offshore wind projects across Asia-Pacific, as well as raising awareness around SDGs in ECA finance. Get up to the minute updates and regional specific networking opportunities at TXF Asia: Export & Project Finance this 4 & 5 November in Hong Kong.

Olam: Finding the right blend of commodity finance
Olam: Finding the right blend of commodity finance
Eavie Burnett
3 April 2019

From the first sustainability-linked loan in Asia to the world’s first digital loan, Olam International's fundraising innovations in the agri-business sector are clear. Sujay Sarkar, regional CFO for West & Central Africa at Olam, discusses the commodity trader’s recent activities across Africa – and beyond.

Pedro Novo promoted as Bpifrance continues its march
Pedro Novo promoted as Bpifrance continues its march
Eavie Burnett
17 December 2018

TXF speaks to Pedro Novo about his promotion to Bpifrance's new Executive Department for Export and how this will encourage local entrepreneurship.

High Intensity: Beyond the hype, learning lessons from cross border payments for trade digitisation
High Intensity: Beyond the hype, learning lessons from cross border payments for trade digitisation
Eavie Burnett
27 July 2018

TXF talks to Peter Jameson Managing Director, Co-Head EMEA Product Management, Global Transaction Services at Bank of America Merrill Lynch about the limits of digitisation in trade finance. Credit risk mitigation is key to effective trade finance, and real-time speed isn’t necessarily the be all and end all for trade. This interview is the first in a series of high-intensity briefings from industry experts.

It could never happen
It could never happen
Eavie Burnett
11 April 2018

There is no argument that distributed ledger-driven Ripple has led the payments technology revolution against longstanding messaging incumbent SWIFT. But is cooperation rather than confrontation a possibility going forward? TXF caught up with Marcus Treacher, Ripple’s global head of Strategic Accounts, to discuss Ripple’s user benefits and functionality, expansion plans, and why the market will not be seeing a Ripple-SWIFT partnership.

UKEF's new box of tricks
UKEF's new box of tricks
Eavie Burnett
1 February 2018

UK Export Finance (UKEF) has ramped up its risk appetite with a spate of new product suites, initiatives, and strategies aimed at increasing support for SMEs. TXF spoke with Baroness Rona Fairhead, new UK Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion at the Department for International Trade (DIT), to find out the reality behind the rhetoric.

Exporting UK PLC
Exporting UK PLC
Eavie Burnett
29 November 2017

This year’s British Exporters Association (BExA) UKEF benchmarking report - 'Exporting is not the new black' - scores the ECA an impressive 9/10. However, the report is also insistent that, to fully promote UK exports, a pan-governmental approach must be taken. TXF talks to Marcus Dolman, co-chairman of BExA, about the issues behind some of the report's highlights.

ECA SME support: Cover great – cash better
ECA SME support: Cover great – cash better
Eavie Burnett
23 November 2017

ECAs are stepping up their SME support initiatives. Application processes and ease of access to export cover is improving. But as commercial banks retreat from the SME loans market, more ECA direct lending to SME exporters is a must.

Don't believe the hype
Don't believe the hype
Eavie Burnett
30 October 2017

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) are being peddled as a prospective alternative source of funding in the trade finance space. But without regulation are they ever really going to be a major piece of the global trade funding mix?