Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI) has bold ambitions, and launching an Islamic Finance suite of products in the eye of the COVID-19 crisis is part of its positive push to narrow the trade finance gap and tap into the potential of the halal market globally. TXF spoke to both ECI’s CEO, Massimo Falcioni, and to Zishan Iqbal, Director of Murabaha Solutions, about the agency’s plan and the products.
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Within the area of political violence insurance, the concepts of terrorism and war are widely discussed, but often poorly understood. Zoe Towndrow, practice lead, political violence at BPL Global, examines the complexities of the policy wordings and reveals how banks and sponsors can ensure project finance deals are suitably covered for adverse geopolitical events
The issue of critical mineral supply is widening as more countries consider putting in place a policy or strategy to maximise domestic and international value. Such policies will create genuine opportunities for mining and processing companies, commodity traders and support from banks, ECAs and DFIs.
With only five weeks to go until TXF APAC: Commodity Finance and Natural Resources in Singapore, here’s some of the highlights that attendees can look forward to, and why TXF’s commodities events have rebranded to focus more on physical trade flows.