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Opinion: Export finance sector needs to wake up to potential impact of Basel IV
Opinion: Export finance sector needs to wake up to potential impact of Basel IV
Torsten Richter
14 April 2016

Basel regulators look to introduce new rules and export finance bankers will need to brace for further capital allocation on sovereign risks. Torsten Richter looks at the background to these developments and indicates how the market will be impacted.

Catalysing Africa’s infrastructure privatisation with ECAs
Catalysing Africa’s infrastructure privatisation with ECAs
Ravi Suri
31 October 2014

By Ravi Suri, regional head – corporate finance & project finance, managing director, co-global head – structured export finance; Torsten Richter, head structured export finance Europe; and Tristram Gang, director, project and export finance at Standard Chartered Bank.

JB's weekly round-up - 27 January 2014
JB's weekly round-up - 27 January 2014
Jonathan Bell
27 January 2014

Earlier this month, Dealogic sent out press releases broadcasting their results for the overall trade volumes for 2013, declaring that volumes had fallen by over 30% compared to 2012! Such a declaration, of course, gives a very misleading perspective of the trade finance sector.

StanChart and Finnvera combine for loans to Indonesia’s PLN
StanChart and Finnvera combine for loans to Indonesia’s PLN
Hesham Zakai
22 January 2014

Standard Chartered (StanChart) has arranged two loans totalling €160 million ($215 million) for Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), Indonesia’s national electricity company, to finance the production of two gas power plants that will include 35 Wärtsilä 34SG gas-fired generating sets.