Gustavo Montezano, head of BNDES since 2019, was appointed to rejig the bank’s lending policies and development role. He has done so. Now he has plans for more change across the whole Brazilian infra finance space – not least of which is catalysing a true project finance syndications market in Brazil.
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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.