Smile Telecoms is looking to restructure its DFI/ECA-backed debt package from 2015. But the pan-Afircan telecoms group, which is no stranger to ECA debt, was struggling to service its payment obligations long before the pandemic hit.
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A new commodity trader is set to tap the ECA-backed loan market to diversify their fund mix amid the drive to energy transition. The deal marks a continued increase in the use of ECA debt as an instrument in trading houses’ financial toolkits.
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