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US-China get electric on the auto front
US-China get electric on the auto front
Jonathan Bell
19 July 2018

Jonathan Bell, Editor-in-Chief at TXF gives us his take on news that Tesla is to build an EV Gigafactory in Shanghai, as well as a review of TXF's market coverage from the last 7 days

TXF Global: ECIC takes a shine to renewables
TXF Global: ECIC takes a shine to renewables
Max Thompson
11 July 2018

With a number of green energy proposals in the pipeline, TXF caught up with Kutoane Kutoane, CEO at ECIC, to discuss the South African ECA’s plan to catch the renewables train and how ECA-DFI cooperation is laying a seedbed for commercial banks, and key to getting complex, multi-billion deals across the line on the continent.

ECIC and South African exporters revitalise the export effort
ECIC and South African exporters revitalise the export effort
Jonathan Bell
8 November 2017

At the TXF Cape Town conference in October, Kutoane Kutoane, CEO, Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa (ECIC) took time out to talk with TXF editor-in-chief, Jonathan Bell, about the changing focus of ECIC and the new push now being made for South African exports with a greater emphasis on markets across the African continent.

Brick by BRIC: the New Development ethos
Brick by BRIC: the New Development ethos
Connor Lovell
9 March 2016

With the long-awaited BRICS Bank due to begin lending next month, TXF looks at how the institution is breaking away from the western model of development finance to meet the needs of emerging markets.

 Will international lenders embrace Ghana’s new ECA?
Will international lenders embrace Ghana’s new ECA?
Connor Lovell
4 March 2016

Ghana has approved its new Export-Import Bank after months of political wrangling. But will export financiers be prepared to engage with Africa’s latest export credit agency given the parlous state of the country’s finances?

Sub-Saharan Africa and the role of ECIC
Sub-Saharan Africa and the role of ECIC
Kutoane Kutoane
12 October 2015

Following the international trend in the creation of export credit agencies (ECAs) after World War II, South Africa began to offer official support for export transactions in 1957. Instead of creating a dedicated ECA, reinsurance cover was made through the Department of Trade and Industry